Who are the traditional owners of the Kimberley?
The Gooniyandi people of the Fitzroy Valley region were recognised as the native title holders of their country in the Central Kimberley on June 19, 2013, when the Gooniyandi Combined claim was determined by the Federal Court.
What does native title determination mean?
A determination of native title is a decision by the Court whether or not native title exists in relation to a particular area of land or waters. whether the native title rights and interests allow the native title holders to possess, occupy, use and enjoy the land or waters to the exclusion of all others.
What does Kununurra mean in Aboriginal?
meeting of big waters
Kununurra is a relatively new town and was only established in 1961 as a service centre for the Ord River Irrigation scheme after the success of the first stage and lots of investment. Kununurra is a local aboriginal word meaning ‘meeting of big waters’.
What is the Kimberley known for?
The west Kimberley is renowned for its dramatic and beautiful landscapes, including the towering cliffs, rocky headlands, sandy beaches, natural rivers, spectacular waterfalls and thousands of islands off the remote sandstone coast.
What makes the Kimberley unique?
What makes the Kimberley so special? The Kimberley has some of the largest intact natural areas left on the planet – comparable with the Great Barrier Reef and the Amazon rainforest. The Kimberley is also a culturally rich region, where Traditional Owners have a strong connection to country.
What is Derby WA known for?
Derby was famous in the 1920s as the terminus of the first scheduled aviation service in Australia, West Australian Airways Ltd. Their service began with their first flight on 5 December 1921, which crashed, near Geraldton. At one time the Perth to Derby service was the world’s longest passenger airline route.
Where is Nyikina spoken?
Nyikina (also Nyigina, Njigina) is an Australian Aboriginal language of Western Australia, spoken by the Nyigina people. Warrwa may have been a dialect.
What is the Dambimangari Aboriginal Corporation?
The corporation is led by a Board of 10 directors – The Dambimangari Aboriginal Corporation uses funds from Native Title agreements and business investments to provide The Corporation is creating opportunities for its members to return to country in the Dambimangari Native Title Determination area north of Derby.
What is the Dambimangari case?
A Native Title claim was lodged by the Dambimangari people in 1998 and was determined by consent in 2011. The decision recognised the Dambimangari people’s connection to coastal lands and hinterland between the Robinson and Prince Regent Rivers.
What are the Dambimangari’s goals?
One of the key objectives of the group’s work is the development of a new generation of leaders to preserve their language and culture. A Native Title claim was lodged by the Dambimangari people in 1998 and was determined by consent in 2011.
Do the Dambimangari people still live on their traditional lands?
Few of the Dambimangari people still live on their traditional lands. However, the Traditional Owners are determined to give their people the opportunity to return-to-country to re-establish permanent and seasonal communities to keep their culture strong and rebuild the foundation that supported their ancestors’ community before Europeans arrived.