Kuuku Ya’u People

The Kuuku Ya’u People of Cape York had their native title rights recognised over their traditional sea country. In a consent determination, Justice Andrew Greenwood recognised the Kuuku Ya’u People’s:

exclusive native title rights over 10 sq km of land and non-exclusive rights over about 1,970sq km of the sea on the east of Cape York Peninsula. The consent determination area includes land in the vicinity of the Portland Roads township, Rocky Island, Sandy Islet, Pigeon Island, Quoin Island National Park, Piper Islands National Park, part of Forbes Islands National Park and surrounding seas.

The Kuuku Ya’u People negotiated with the Commonwealth and Queensland governments, Cook Shire Council, Australian Maritime Safety Authority, Lockhart River Aboriginal Shire Council and commercial fishing licence holders to reach the consent determination. Three indigenous land use agreements (ILUAs) were agreed to, establishing how the Kuuku Ya’u People’s rights and interests will work in the each area. The Kuuku Ya’u People are the only other Queenslander native title group to have had their sea rights recognised

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Source: www.nativetitle.org.au

Additional resources

Public documents can be accessed through the Office of the Registrar of Indigenous Corporations (ORIC) website.

Documents include:

  • Members list
  • General Reports
  • Rule Book
  • Media releases by ORIC about this organisation
  • Change of information and
  • any other documentation as required by ORIC

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Directors

Mr Paddy Don Creek (Chairperson)
Ms Beverley Pascoe (Deputy Chair)
Ms Jasmine Accoom
Ms Daphne Clarmont
Mr James Bally
Mr Roderick Doctor

Contact details

Kuuku Ya'u Aboriginal Corporation RNTBC
Lot 16, 42 Piiramo Road
LOCKHART RIVER QLD 4871

Telephone: (07) 4060 7337
Fax: (07) 4060 7327
Email: reception@kuukuyau.org

ICN: 7193
ABN: 22624587397

 


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