Mar 21, 2024

Monday 8 April 2024
Lockhart River

Cape York Land Council (CYLC) has been engaged by the State of Queensland to facilitate information and decision-making meetings in relation to a World Heritage Tentative listing for some areas of the Cape York Peninsula.

On 13 February 2024, CYLC facilitated an information meeting with the Umpila Native Title group to provide:

  • information on World Heritage and the Tentative Listing process;
  • an opportunity to meet with and ask questions of representatives of the State of Queensland and the Commonwealth; and
  • discuss the next steps in the engagement process and the potential Tentative Listing of Umpila Native Title country.

The next step in the engagement process is a decision-making meeting, which will be held on Monday 8 April 2024 in Lockhart River with the Umpila Native Title group.

Purpose of the meeting:

The purpose of this decision-making meeting is for the Umpila Native Title group to decide whether or not they agree to certain areas of Umpila country being included in the World Heritage Tentative List Submission for parts of the Cape York Peninsula.

Who is invited to attend the meetings?

The meeting is open to all Umpila People. The Umpila People are those Aboriginal persons who are descended by birth, or by adoption in accordance with the traditional laws acknowledged and the traditional customs observed by the Umpila group, from one or more of the following apical ancestors:
(a) Charlie Captain;
(b) Puyalkuupi (first husband of Emma Clarmont);
(c) Ampulukuupi and his wife Wukaaka;
(d) Annie Wapun Matty;
(e) Jimmy (father of Douglas Ropeyarn);
(f) Tommy Clarmont;
(g) Topsy Clarmont;
(h) Charlie Clarmont;
(i) Lizzie of Night Island;
(j) Chaaminchinyu (aka Tommy Thompson and Tommy Nebo (Nipu));
(k) Yi’alma;
(l) Mother of Charlie Bezai;
(m) Emma (later Woodward);
(n) Kaputhana;
(o) Mary Ann Kamanmutu;
(p) Frank Port (Nangkayunumu);
(q) George Rocky 1 (Marrakañtyinhu aka Old Jack Rocky);
(r) George Rocky 2;
(s) Johnny (father of Johnny Tayku Clarmont); or
(t) George Clarmont and his sister Miriam Clarmont.

The meeting will be held as follows:

Date: Monday 8 April 2024
Venue: Social Club, Lockhart River
Time: 9:30am – 2:30pm

If you have any queries about this meeting or to confirm your attendance whether in person or via phone or video-link, please contact Kathrine Scott before Monday 1 April 2024 at CYLC on free call number 1800 623 548 or by email at

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