Back to search results

printable versionPrint this page

Indjalandji-Dhidhanu People and Rocklands/Morstone Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA)

Category: Agreement
Date: 3 December 2012
Sub Category:Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA) (Native Title Act)
State/Country:Queensland, Australia
The agreement covers about 3,963 square kilometres, located in the vicinity of Camooweal and falls within the Local Government Authority of the Mount Isa City Council.
Legal Status: Registered with the National Native Title Tribunal on the Register of Indigenous Land Use Agreements on 8 May 2013. This is an authorised Area agreement under the Native Title Act 1993 (Cth).
Legal Reference: National Native Title Tribunal File No.:QI2012/098
Subject Matter:Native Title | Pastoral Activities
Summary Information:
The Indjalandji-Dhidhanu People and Rocklands/Morstone Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA) was entered between the following parties:

- Hazel Windsor and Colin Saltmere on behalf of the Indjalandji-Dhidhanu People
- Gambamora Industries Pty Ltd

The purpose of this area agreement is to specify the area covered under the agreement and various conditions upon which the agreement can be terminated.
Detailed Information:
Details of the agreement

The parties entered into the agreement so as to make specific the areas over which the native title party will gain access to the land and exercise their native title rights and interests.

The agreement also states that if determination of native title is not made within six months of the registration date, the parties will no longer be bound by this agreement and the agreement shall expire. On the other hand, this agreement will also end on the extinguishment of native title over the whole of the agreement area.

This agreement also states that subject to the provisions of the Land Act, the agreement will not terminate if:

- the lease has expired but application has been made for renewal under the provisions of the Land Act for continuity of the Lease or
- land dealings on the lease in the form of subdivisions, amalgamations, additional areas or
conversion to a perpetual tenure result in a new lease being issued or
- the lease or part of the lease is converted to protected area tenure


This agreement takes effect on the commencement date, and continues until:
- the date of expiry of the term of the Leases or
- the date of surrender, resumption, forfeiture or termination of the Leases
- the date of removal of the Agreement from the Register of Indigenous Land Use Agreements.

Native Title in the ILUA area

The native title rights of the Indjalandji-Dhidhanu People were recognised on the 18 December 2012 in the unreported case of Saltmere on behalf of the Indjalandji-Dhidhanu People v State of Queensland (unreported, FCA, 18 December 2012, Dowsett J). The Indjalandji-Dhidhanu People filed a claim for Native Title in the Federal Court of Australia on 8 October 2009 over approximately 19,730 square kilometres, located approximately 25km west of Mount Isa in the vicinity of Camooweal. Native title was found to exist in parts of the determination area.

Related Entries

  • Gambamora Industries Pty Ltd - Signatory
  • Mount Isa City Council
  • National Native Title Tribunal
  • Legislation
  • Land Act 1994 (Qld)
  • Native Title Act 1993 (Cth)
  • Native Title Amendment Act 1998 (Cth)
  • Native Title (Indigenous Land Use Agreements) Regulations 1999 (Cth)
  • People
  • Colin Saltmere and Hazel Windsor on their own behalf and on behalf of the Indjalandji-Dhidhanu People - Signatory

  • Documents

    Indjalandji-Dhidhanu People and Rocklands/Morstone (ILUA)Map - ( PDF)
    Indjalandji-Dhidhanu People and Rocklands/Morstone(ILUA)Extract - ( PDF)


    Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander (Australia) | Area Agreement (Australia) | Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA) (Native Title Act 1993 (Cth)) (Australia) | Native Title (Australia) | National Native Title Tribunal (NNTT) (Australia)

    Top of page

    Was this useful? Click here to fill in the ATNS survey