Darcy Hunter and others on behalf of the Nyangumarta people
|Sub Category:||Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander|
|Location:||Pilbara region , Western Australia, Australia|
|Subject Matter:||Native Title|
|Summary Information: |
|Darcy Hunter, Winnie Coppin, Wooda Davis, Alma Gray and Ada Stewart represented the Nyangumarta people in the consent determinations of|
- Nangkiriny v State of Western Australia  FCA 660 (as respondents);
- Hunter v State of Western Australia  FCA 654; and
- Hunter & Ors v State of Western Australia  FCA 690.
|Detailed Information: |
|'The Nyangumarta people are traditionally from the central Great Sandy Desert from Eighty Mile Beach and the pastoral stations of Wallal Downs and Mandora inland to the east and south. Their traditional country borders the Karajarri to the north and the Nyamal and Ngarla to the west.'|
'Nyangumarta speakers are spread widely over the Pilbara and other West Australian regions. Many speakers are living in the towns of Port Hedland and Marble Bar with other people in the communities of Bidyadanga, Strelley, Warralong, Woodstock, and Yandeyarra. Nyangumarta is the most widely spoken Aboriginal language in the town of Port Hedland.'