Yuwaalaraay / Euahlayi People Native Title Authorisation Meetings

MEETING DETAILS

20/06/2021
09:00 AM
Dirranbandi Civic Centre, 32 Kirby Street, Dirranbandi QLD 4486

PUBLIC NOTICE

The Yuwaalaraay / Euahlayi People have made a claimant application to the Federal Court of Australia seeking recognition of their native title rights and interests under the Native Title Act 1993 (Cth) (‘NTA’). The claim is Yuwaalaraay/Euahlayi People (QUD32/2017) (‘the Native Title Claim’).

The Yuwaalaraay / Euahlayi People native title claim group is currently described as the descendants of the following ancestors:

Billy Bloomfield
Ned Combo and Jane Sands
Sarah Forester
Clara [Foster/Murray/Ward]
Kitty Hibbett
Peter Hippi alt. Hippi Peters
Ellen Leonard
Susannah McCauley
Eliza McCrae
Albert Murray father of Dolly McPherson
Biddigae (Biddy) Murray [Hall]

Lucy ‘Sookie’ Murray
Mary Murray [Dancey]
Mary Murray [Orchard]
Thomas Murray and Kitty Bootha parents of Katie Murray [Butler] and Jenny Murray [Rose]
Biddy Martha mother of Harry Rose
John ‘Jack’ Simpson
Ada Russell / Murdoch / Murray / Bloomfield
Fanny White [Murray]
Jimmy Inch and Kitty

THIS NOTICE INVITES all members of the native title claim group as described above to attend native title authorisation meeting #1 at the time, date and location below:

AUTHORISATION MEETING #1

Date: Sunday, 20 June 2021

Venue: Dirranbandi Civic Centre, 32 Kirby St, Dirranbandi QLD 4486

Time: 9:30am (registration from 9:00am)

The purpose of Authorisation Meeting #1 is to:

  1. CONSIDER anthropological and legal advice about proposed amendments to the native title claim group description for the Native Title Claim; and
  2. Subject to #1 above, AUTHORISE amendment of the Native Title Claim by replacing all of the wording at Schedule A to the native title application Form 1 (the description of the native title claim group) with the following wording:

The Yuwaalaraay/Euahlayi People are the descendants of the following ancestors:

Billy Bloomfield
Ned Combo and Jane Sands
Jennie of Bangate
Clara Murray/Billie/Foster and Bangate Charlie (Charlie Wilson)
Kitty Hibbett
Peter Hippi (Hippi Peters) and Lady Hippi
Ellen Leonard
Susannah McCauley
Eliza McCrae
Albert Murray father of Dolly McPherson
Biddigae (Biddy) Murray [Hall]
Lucy ‘Sookie’ Murray
Mary Murray [Dancey]
Mary Murray [Orchard]

Thomas Murray and Kitty Bootha, parents of Katie Murray [Butler] and Jenny Murray [Rose]
Biddy Martha mother of Harry Rose
John ‘Jack’ Simpson
Ada Russell / Murdoch / Bloomfield / Murray
Fanny White
Fanny Cubby
Jenny Murray (Horne)
Albert Sharpley
Lucy Brandy
Kitty Thunderbolt, mother of Arthur and Jimmy Dixon and Peter Hill
Alice Brandy, the mother of Arthur Dodd
Eliza Buguthar Brandy
George Bullaman

AUTHORISATION MEETING #2

Subject to Authorisation Meeting #1, THIS NOTICE INVITES all members of the newly described native title claim group to attend native title authorisation meeting #2 at the time, date and location below:

Date: Sunday, 20 June 2021

Venue: Dirranbandi Civic Centre, 32 Kirby St, Dirranbandi QLD 4486

Time: Immediately after Authorisation Meeting #1 The purpose of Authorisation Meeting #2 is to:

  1. AUTHORISE persons to be (or continue to be) the Applicant in accordance with section 66B of the NTA subject to proposed terms and conditions;
  2. Subject to #1 above, AUTHORISE the Applicant to make an application under s66B of the NTA to replace the current Applicant;
  3. CONSIDER legal advice in relation to proposed consent determination orders to be made in relation to the Native Title Claim;
  4. AUTHORISE and CONSENT to the terms of consent determination orders that would resolve the Native Title Claim;
  5. AUTHORISE the Applicant (including any newly comprised/replacement Applicant) to make any necessary applications or amendments to the Native Title Claim in order to:
  • bring the Native Title Claim into alignment with the terms of the proposed consent determination orders, including to reduce the area of the land and waters claimed (to remove non-claimable areas); and amend the list of native title rights and interests claimed; and
  • agree to settlement of the Native Title Claim broadly on the terms of the proposed consent determination orders.

INFORMATION SESSION

An Information Session will be held the day prior to the Authorisation Meetings to assist the native title claim group (and the proposed newly described native title claim group) to prepare for, and make informed decisions at, the Authorisation Meetings.

The Information Session will be held at the time and location below:

Date: Saturday, 19 June 2021

Venue: Dirranbandi Civic Centre, 32 Kirby St, Dirranbandi QLD 4486

Time: 10:00am (registration from 9:30am)

To register your intention to attend the Authorisation Meeting/s and Information Session, please contact QSNTS Community Relations Officer, Richard Mosby, on free call 1800 663 693 or 07 3224 1200.

QSNTS regrets that it is unable to assist attendees with accommodation or travel to/from the Authorisation Meeting/s or the Information Session. However, morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea will be provided to participants at the meetings.

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