PRE-AUTHORISATION MEETING FOR A NATIVE TITLE DETERMINATION AGREEMENT Olkola Native Title Group Cape York United # 1 Native Title Claim (QUD673/2014)

Jan 23, 2024

Thursday 15 February 2024
Rydges Esplanade, Cairns

This notice is to advise that Cape York Land Council (CYLC) will hold a pre-authorisation meeting on Thursday 15 February 2024 in Cairns to discuss the proposed authorisation process for the Olkola Native Title Group to authorise the proposed s87A native title agreement for a determination of native title over the Olkola claim area, including the areas jointly held with the neighbouring native title groups, as shown on the map below.

A determination of native title involves a decision of the Federal Court. Determination of native title means that the Federal Court determines (1) who holds native title; (2) what the native title rights are; (3) the area to which the native title rights apply after any determination is made; and (4) which corporation will represent the members of the determined native title group. Following the pre-authorisation meeting on Thursday 15 February 2024, there will be a meeting to authorise the s87A native title agreement on Thursday 29 February 2024, where the Olkola Native Title Group will consider whether to authorise the proposed agreement for a determination of native title. If the Native Title Group decides in the affirmative, the determination will then be sought in the Federal Court.

Who is invited to attend the meetings?

The meetings are open to all descendants by birth, or adoption in accordance with traditional law and custom, of
one or more of the following apical ancestors:

  1. Willie Johnson (aka Jack Johnson)
  2. Parry (father of Linda Long and grandfather of Albert Upton)
  3. Charlie (spouse of Topsy/Bessie)
  4. Old Man Barney Dockerty
  5. Mosquito Upton
  6. Long Jim Coleman
  7. Johnson Upton
  8. Charlie Gunnawarra
  9. Jimmy Long (aka Brasso/Basil)
  10. Polly (spouse of Mustard)
  11. Mustard
  12. Nellie Musgrave
  13. Bally (father of Lucy Long)
  14. Old Man Bally (Oto aka Possum Bally)
  15. Bally Upton
  16. Ngoingum
  17. Theresa Upton aka Awundayi
  18. Old Man Boxer
  19. Mary Callaghan (spouse of Jack McIvor)
  20. Jack Spratt
  21. Old Man Saturday (aka Jimmy Thompson)
  22. Frank Yam
  23. Charlie Sugarbag and Charlie Crocodile (siblings)
  24. Willie Long aka Willie Bandfoot/Bamford (spouse of Jinny Long)
  25. Sandy (spouse of Nellie/Lily)
  26. Georgina Lee Cheu Snr
  27. Paddy Cook
  28. George Dockerty (spouse of Rosie)
  29. Rosie (spouse of George Dockerty)
  30. Charlie (father of Linda Bob)
  31. Nellie (mother of Linda Bob)
  32. Old Lady Molly Long (aka Molly Barney)
  33. Kitty Starlight*

*A decision is to be made about this ancestor at the pre-authorisation meeting.

Any person who is a descendant of one or more of the apical ancestors listed above is invited to attend these
meetings. Please contact CYLC if you would like to confirm whether you are a descendant of one or more of the apical
ancestors listed above and so entitled to attend the meeting.

The meeting will be held as follows:

Date: Thursday 15 February 2024
Venue: Rydges Esplanade, 209 – 217 Abbott St, Cairns
Time: 9.00am – 2.00pm

The location and time of the authorisation meeting on Thursday 29 February 2024 will be publicly notified and notices
will be sent out to all members of the Native Title Group with contact details on the CYLC database. Please contact
us on free call number 1800 623 548 or by mobile phone on 0488 702 099 or by email to
update your details.

For travel assistance or to confirm attendance or for any other questions about this notice, please contact Sana
Dorante before Tuesday 6 February 2024
on free call number 1800 623 548 or by mobile phone on 0488 702 099 or
by email Note that there is limited funding available for travel assistance.


Video-conferencing facilities will be made available at the meeting. If you would like CYLC to arrange a videoconference
from your location into the meeting, whether you live at the location of the meeting or elsewhere, please
contact CYLC on the number above.

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