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BUTCHULLA PEOPLE NATIVE TITLE AUTHORISATION MEETING

Date listed: 12/9/2019

Public Notice

BUTCHULLA PEOPLE NATIVE TITLE AUTHORISATION MEETING

The Butchulla People have made an application to the Federal Court of Australia, QUD460/2018 Butchulla People Land & Sea Claim #2 (formerly QUD288/2009), seeking recognition of their native title rights and interests under the Native Title Act 1993 (Cth) (NTA) (Butchulla Claimant Application).  The Butchulla Claimant Application covers all claimable land and waters north of Tin Can Bay and Mount Bauple, and north to east of the mouth of the Burrum River, and includes Maryborough, Hervey Bay, Great Sandy Strait, and waters around Fraser Island to Double Island Point (as depicted in Map 1).

The Butchulla People are described as the biological descendants of the following people:


 

  1. Father/Mother of Gracie and Maudie Daramboi;
  2. Mother of Jessie Aldridge’s mother and Lappy;
  3. Mother of Charles Richards;
  4. Garry Owens;
  5. Annie Morris / Anna Gala nee Morris;
  6. Granny Polcus / Jenny Brown;
  7. Willy Brown / Mamboo / Namboo;
  8. George Gundy;
  9. Willy Wondunna;
  10. Jack Morris;
  11. Mary Ann (mother of Susan Rooney);
  12. Roger Bennett;
  13. Percy Coulson;
  14. Mother of John and Rosie Broome;
  15. Mother of Clara, Henry, Percy and Lucy Wheeler.

(the native title claim group)

Map 1 (indicative only)

AUTHORISATION MEETING - TO AUTHORISE PROPOSED AMENDMENTS TO THE BUTCHULLA CLAIMANT APPLICATION & PROPOSED SECTION 87 AGREEMENT (INCLUDING CONSENT DETERMINATION ORDERS)

This Public Notice invites all members of the Butchulla People (as described above) to attend an authorisation meeting at the time and location below:

Date:       Saturday, 12 October 2019

Venue:    Mantra Hervey Bay Resort, Buccaneer Drive, Urangan, Hervey Bay

Time:      Meeting commences at 10:00 am (Registration for Authorisation Meeting opens at 8:30 am)

The purposes of the Authorisation Meeting are for the Butchulla People to:

  1. consider and authorise the Applicant to make amendments to the current Butchulla Claimant Application, including by way of reductions to the area of land or waters within the external boundary of the application, so as to ensure that the application is consistent with agreed positions on tenure and extinguishment and can be in proper, final form before the Court in readiness for the proposed consent determination hearing of the matter; and
  2. consider and authorise the Applicant to consent to the section 87 agreement and consent determination orders proposed for filing in the proceedings.

INFORMATION SESSION

In order to fully inform the Butchulla People about matters to be discussed and decided at the Authorisation Meeting notified above, all Butchulla People are invited to attend an Information Session to be held at the time and location below:

Information Session

Date:       Friday, 11 October 2019

Venue:    Mantra Hervey Bay Resort, Buccaneer Drive, Urangan, Hervey Bay

Time:      10.00 am to 3:00 pm

REGISTERING FOR THE AUTHORISATION MEETING & INFORMATION SESSION

All members of the Butchulla People are invited to contact QSNTS Community Relations Officer, Richard Sporne, on free call 1800 663... , or (07) 4921 ... (charged call), to register their intention to attend the Authorisation Meeting, and/or Information Session above.

QSNTS regrets that it is unable to assist with accommodation costs or transport to/from the Authorisation Meeting and Information Session, however there may be exceptions under QSNTS’s Travel Policy.  Please contact the QSNTS Community Relations Officer, Richard Sporne, on free call 1800 663... , or (07) 4921 ... (charged call) for further information.

Morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea will be provided to attendees at the Authorisation Meeting and Information Session.

Brisbane 4000