Qld’s Tagalaka people win Native Title

QUEENSLAND: The Tagalaka people are set to have two long-standing Native Title claims over Queensland’s Gulf Country formally recognised.

The Federal Court will sit at the Croydon Town Hall on Monday to deliver a consent determination over more than 30,000 square kilometres in the southeast gulf district, which includes reserves in the Croydon township and pastoral leases.

Traditional owner Patrick Wheeler says it’s home to many special sites.

“We are forever coming across artifacts and places of cultural significance that we didn’t even know of growing up in the region,” he said.

Ian Kuch from the North Queensland Land Council says big celebrations are planned, with more than 500 people expected to attend.

“It shall be the biggest celebration in Croydon for some time,” he told ABC radio.

“The Tagalaka people are taking over the town.”


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