Saturday, 11 March 2017

NNTT Cairns Regional Claim Group

National Native Title Tribunal File QC2016/008 available here entered on the Register 12/10/2016.

The Cairns Regional Claim Native Title Claim Group is comprised of those who descend from one or more of the apical ancestors (including through traditional adoption) that follow:

1.  Biddy Tangir Coleman
2.  George Coleman
3.  Ginny/Jinny Njujingai
4.  Worundu and Maritjima (parents of Ernest Bounghi)
5.  Billy Boyle
6.  Nellie Kuranda nee Street (mother of Topsy Thomas and others)
7.  Andrew Thomas aka Billy
8.  Jerry Bardon
9.  Maggie (mother Janie Clarke nee Brown)
10. Robert Clarke
11. Joshua Barron
12. Merukan (father of Toby Brim and others)
13. Annie Brim
14. Barney Hunter and Minnie Street
15. Tambo/Sambo Street and Kitty Street
16. Jimmy Hobbler
17. Billy Hobbler
18. Tommy Newbury
19. Jimmy Newbury and Polly Thompson
20. Waikanigai
21. Joe and Annie Davidson
22. Andrew Dabah
23. Billy Long and Nellie (parents of Nellie Hastie)
24. Jimmy and Nellie Street
25. Jinny (mother of Tambo Banning)
26. Minnie (mother of Buttercup Banning)
27. Billy and Rosie (parents of Bella Robinson who raised Charlie Levers and Peter Banning)

Some items of interest:-

Toby Brim was born circa 1867 and parents were Merikum and Marrakidja, married to Annie Brim
Allan Banning was born circa 1924 at Redlynch, parents Tambo and buttercup

Removals from Kuranda to Mona Mona in 1916 included
Tambo aged 65 yrs and Buttercup aged 35 yrs
Billy Hobler aged 65 yrs, Mary Hobler aged 40 yrs and Jimmy Hobler aged 45 yrs

Tambo Banning 88 yrs and Buttercup Banning 66 yrs of Cairns applied for Exemptions in 1958

Charlie Newbury, born 1912 at Kuranda, parents Tommy and Rose Newbury, died 1969

NNTT - Henbury Pastoral Lease Claim

National Native Title Tribunal File DC2016/004 available here entered on the Register 09/12/2016.

The attachments are as follows :-
Register extract available here
Attachment A - Map of Area available here
Schedule A - Native Title Claim Group Description available here
This claim is interesting in the amount of detail provided in the Claim Group Description. Searches of the CIFHS web site will produce a large amount of information about those mentioned in the Claim Group list plus further information on other descendants.
Other publications that are worthy of inspection about this claim are
1. Strehlow Research Foundation Newsletters 6(1), 6(2), 6(4), 7(1) 1983-1984
2. Aboriginal Women in Central Australia by K.S. Strehlow dated 2000 available here
3. Palm Valley Land Claim No 48 - Aboriginal Land Commissioner 1980
4. A Guide to Indigenous Records in the Lutheran Archives, Adelaide, S.A. 1999


Wednesday, 22 February 2017

Yulluna People - Federal Court of Australia

The Federal Court of Australia has published the following case
"Sullivan on behalf of the Yulluna People #4 v State of Queensland [2017] FCA 122"  here.

The native title holders are the Yulluna People. The Yulluna People:
(a) are the biological descendants (if any) of:
    Mick Moonlight;
    Willie Sullivan;
    Rosie O’Sullivan;
    Kitty Casey;
(b) identify themselves as members of the Yulluna People; and
(c) are recognised by others who are Yulluna People as being Yulluna People.

Friday, 10 February 2017

Native Title Authorisation Meeting

Native Title Authorisation Meeting

The claim area is described as
"The area is located north of the NSW/Queensland border, extending in the east to Lalaguli and in the north to Nindigully on the Moonie River. The area then extends west to meet Yuwaalaraay country between the Moonie and the Narran Rivers to the Bririe, a tributary of The Big Warrambool River, and includes the towns of Thallon, Dareel and Talwood."

The apical ancestors are described as

Beeswing and his daughter Lucy Long
Kitty, mother of Charles, Jack and Alice Dennison
Kitty (Dunn)
Mary Ann mother of William Arnold
Mary Ann and Murray parents of George and Ada Murray
Reuben Bartman
George Bennett and Mary Moodie
Charles Cubby and Lucy Ann
Harry Denham
Maude Dixon/Hill
Billy Edwards
Jonathan Flick and Mary Ann
Charlie Hippi
Eliza Kirk
Walter/William Marley
James McGowan father of Aggie, Annie and Kate McGowan
Mary McGrady
Phoebe Munday
William Hilbert Saunders
Lennie Jane Smith/Rodwell
William Trapman (Troughtman)
Whalen Johnny
William (Billy) Wightman
Sarah Witon aka Witson/Wilson/Murphy
Eliza Weatherall

Appeared in the Koori Mail of February 8, 2017

Native Title Authorisation Meeting

Native Title Authorisation Meeting

The claim area roughly covers Brisbane City and suburbs generally encloses an adjoining area defined by Ipswich, Coominya, Hampton, Toowoomba, north of Warwick, Boonah and Beaudesert. The proposed application has two options.

The apical ancestors are defined as

Janie/Janey Billie/Billy (mother of Harry Thompson and Daisy Moreton (nee Thompson))
Billy Turner (father of Amy Turner)
Jackey Harvey (father of Emily Harvey the social mother of Robert Anderson snr)
Thomas Duggandan/Anderson (social father of Robert Anderson snr)
Topsy of Ipswich (mother of Jimmy Edwards jnr)
Ted Myer/Meyers/Myers (father of Elsie Richards)
Molly Myers (nee Crow) (mother of Elsie Richards)

Appeared on the Koori Mail of February 8, 2017

Some items of interest

Charlie Moreton F/B, born 1871 Stradbroke Island, parents Charlie Moreton and Sarah Moreton (Sandy) married Daisy Thompson

Jackey Arvey (?Harvey) F/B, aged about 75 years, died 26.12.1901 from consumption. Belonged to the Yackara tribe.

An Emily Harvey (Wanjin) aged 38 years native of Laidley was at Deebing Creek circa 1902

Elsie Richards, born Ipswich, died 28. 9.1961 Palm Island, parents Ted Byer (Myer) and Molly Crow, married to Arthur Richards       

Friday, 16 December 2016

South Australian Indigenous Research Site

The site ( here ) contains a vast amount of reference material for South Australian Indigenous research. The site states

"Indigenous Studies in Australia  has relied largely on second- and third-hand sources, on hearsay, opinion and oral history rather than on evidence.  This site provides a store of primary data - mainly from South Australia but with records from all states going back to the 1830s. "

It is well worth a detailed look.

Saturday, 10 December 2016

Wangkangurru / Yarluyandi Native Title Meeting

The claim area us at the junction of the Queensland, South Australian and Northern Territory boundaries.

The Wangkangurru / Yarluyandi people are descendants of the following ancestors

The parents of two brothers, Ililji-Danggana and Ililjili-Birbana
The parents of the sibling pair Nguarmariu (male) and Pungatjuntu (fenale
Sisters Maggie and Bugagaguna
The parents of a woman whose two sons (the name of the first son is unknown,the name of the second son is Yungili) married two sisters Maggie and Bugagaguna (as above) respectively (ie unnamed son married Maggie and Yungili married Bugagaguna)
Judy Dandribilina Trew (who married a man known as "Lagoon Charlie" Guranda and later a man called Charlie Trew

Appeared in the Koori Mail dated November 30, 2016


The publication Oodnadatta Genealogies by Jen Gibson has descendants of Yungili and  Bugagaguna listed in Chart 10. This is attached in two parts ( 1 ) and ( 2 ).