Saturday, 8 September 2018

Native Title Authorisation Meeting Widi People


The Native Title Claim Group is described as those Widi People (Widi language People of the Nebo Estate) who are the biological or adopted descendants of the following people:

1.  Jean White, mother of Albert Butterworth;
2.  Mr Clark (‘of Sutter Station’) & Jinny (‘of Stockton Station’) whose know children are Charlie Clark and Dick Clark
3.  Jinny (‘of Stockton Station’) whose know child (with Mr Watson) is Charlie Watson;
4.  Siblings Tommy Emmerson/Iffley and Arthur Emmerson;
5.  Roger (‘of Nebo district’), whose know child is Emily Rogers;
6.  Ned Thorney, whose know child is Sarah Mate Mate nee Throney/Sauney;
7.  Sophie (“of Nebo”), whose known children are Jack Skeen, William Skeen and Norman Skeen;
8.  Dick (‘of Nebo’), whose known child is Sam Murray;
9.  Billy (‘Nebo’) & Molly (‘of Oxford Downs Station’), whose known children are Jessie and Billy Sullivan;
10. Harry Monsell Snr (‘ of Lake Elphinstone’) whose known children are Lily Sullivan, Flora Doyle and Harry Monsell Jnr;
11. King (‘of Fort Copper’) & Meg (‘of Fort Copper’), whose known children are Johnny, Mick, Mitchell Dalton, Paddy, Emma and Annie;
12. Ida (‘from Mackay’), whose known child is Rene Hess;
13. Maggie, whose known children are Norman Brown Snr, George ‘Duke' Barker and Ina Darwin.

Appeared in the Courier Mail of September 8, 2018

Thursday, 2 August 2018

Muriata on behalf of the Girramay People #2

Muriata on behalf of the Girramay People #2 v State of Queensland [2018] FCA 1120 is available here .

The native title holders are the Girramay People. The Girramay People are the descendants of one or more of the following people:
(a)    Charles Williams;
(b)    Bella Williams (Yurbil);
(c)    Rosie Williams (Djarrmay) (aka Rosie Runaway);
(d)    Clara Williams (aka Clara Boogal);
(e)    Clarke Kennedy (Blencoe);
(f)    Jimmy Beeron (Yalbiri);
(g)    Jimmy Bugal (Nganygarru);
(h)    Jimmy Henry (Manidjunayi);
(i)    Jimmy Wallaby (“Billycan”) and his wife Maggie (Ridjar);
(j)    Walter Cardwell (aka Simpson) (aka Blackman) (Djubarriny);
(k)    Tommy Dickman (Dubulmanu) (aka Tommy Digman);
(l)    Louisa Balli, the wife of Tommy Dickman (Dubulamanu) aka Tommy Digman;
(m)    One Arm Jack (Manguburur);
(n)    Cissy (Ganabulan);
(o)    Claire (mother of Lily Murray nee Wade);
(p)    Billy and his wife Jenny (including Charlie Clark Kennedy);
(q)    Polly Wyle(s);
(r)    Tommy Djingadjinga (Budalayiny);
(s)    Charlie Nolan (lbirri);
(t)    Charlie Nolan’s mothers sister Ngawu (Marnie);
(u)    Jimmy Jacobs (Rindin);
(v)    Toby McAvoy;
(w)    Johnny Dallachy;
(x)    Billy Murray (Walguy aka Walguyi) and Nellie Murray (Mudjunin);
(y)    Frank McLean (aka Frank Barry) (Gandigurrungu) and his wife Nellie; or
(z)    Mailman.

Friday, 15 June 2018

Wakka Wakka People #3 and #4 ILUA Meeting

The ILUA area roughly includes Mundubbera, Gayndah, Murgon, Goomeri, Cherbourg, Kingaroy, Nanango and Yarraman.

Apical ancestors are listed as

Jenny and David Carlo (parents of Princess Carlo)
Minnie Bly (mother of Thomas Simpson), Ethel and Bill Button
Maggie Hart (mother of Crabbie Chapman and Henry Hart)
Mother of Willie Boy Pickering
Maggie West
Emily of Degilbo, mother of Annie.
King Billy and Maria of Boondooma (parents of Tommy Dodd of Taabinga)
Kitty (mother of Jack Bulong)
MiMi
Kitty of Boonara
John Bond
Stockman Bligh and Aggie Bligh
Tommy (aka Boondoon) and Maggie (parents of Willie Bone), Billy McKenzie (father of Chlorine McKenzie), Chlorine McKenzie
Kitty (mother of Jenny Lind), Jenny Lind and Mick Buck
Kate/Katie/Kitty Law
Boubijan Cobbo

Appeared in the Koori Mail of June 13, 2018

Thursday, 14 June 2018

Barkandji People Proposed IULA

Barkandji People Proposed ILUA

Proposed ILUA area roughly centred on Menindee and includes Broken Hill, Wilcannia, Ivanhoe and Mildura.

The apical ancestors are listed as follows
Manfred Mary / Mary Johnson / Mary Brodie
Manfred Tommy
Louisa Brown
Cuthero Jack Brown
Susan Webster also known as Annie Webster
Bill Webster
Harry Whyman
Kate Whyman
Louisa McLean
Alec McLean
Nganya
Sarah Cabbage
Harry Mitchell
Daniel McGregor
Lucy Benson
Jack “Doctor” Benson
Crancey
Jack Tyler
Taylor Matjulum Gibson
Tottie Gibson
Kutyi
Cate Newton / Maggie Tyler
Albert Bates
Fanny Bates
Yancannia Kitty
Judy Quayle
Nancy Watts
Topsie Crowe
Alec Bridge
Olive Barton
Margaret Payne
Kitty Knight
Jacky Knight
Matilda Murray
Paddy Black
Hero Black
Tall Boy Keegan
Kitty Keegan
Fanny Buugali Williams

Appeared in the Koori Mail of June 13, 2018

Some items of interest are

Aboriginal Cultural Heritage of the Menindee Lakes Area
Part 1 Aboriginal Ties to the Land
Sarah Martin 2001

Corner Talk - An Annales Influernced Narrative from the Corner Country of NSW
Sarah Martin 2004

Humpy, House and Tin Shed
Aboriginal Settlement History on the Darling River
Paul Memmott, Published I B Fell Research Centre, University of Sydney, 1991

Menindee Mission Station 1933 – 1949 and Carowra Tank Aboriginal School
Beverley and Don Elphick 2000

The Tin Camp - A Study of Contemporary Aboriginal Architecture in North Western NSW
Stephanie Diana Smith
Master of Architecture Thesis, University of Queensland, 1996

Mutawintji
Aboriginal Cultural Association with Mutawintji National Park
Dr Jeremy Beckett, Dr Luise Hercus, Dr Sarah Martin
edited by Claire Colyer 2008

Sunday, 6 May 2018

NNTT Wakaman #5 Native Title Claim

National Native Title Tribunal File QC2018/001 available here entered on the Register 2/5/2018.

The attachments are as follows :-
Register extract available here
Attachment B - Area Description available here
Attachment C - Map of Area available here


The Wakaman People native title claim group is comprised of the descendants (including through adoption or raising up in accordance with traditional laws and customs) of the following apical ancestors:
a. Jimmy and Winnie, parents of Maude Byrne and grandparents of Jinnie Pearson, 
    Joe Dosetta Jnr  and Rita Hall;
b. Mick McTavish Snr, father of Jessie Chong and Fred Fulford,
    and grandfather of Daisy Thomas;
c. William and Emily Fulford, parents of Henry Fulford;
d. Spider and Kitty, parents of Maggie grandparents of Harold Jackson, Jubilee Jackson,
    Phoebe Jackson and Maggie Fox;
e. Pluto Brumby, father of Jack Brumby, Mabel Kew and Maude Robin;
f. Jinnie Denford, mother of Alick Brown and May Ezzy aka May Brown;
g. Micky Atherton, father of Roley Cameron;
h. Billy Garbutt and Lucy aka Lizzie, parents of Margaret Maude and
    grandparents of Albert Thomas, Louise Malthouse, Maude Ludwick and Agnes Henry;
i. Kandjuldi and Ngululinjeir, parents of Charlie Oak Park aka Charlie Leftbridge
j. Bujulimba, mother of Phil Alpin Snr and grandmother of Phil Alpin Jnr;
k. Nellie, mother of Ruby Riley nee Alpin, Phil Alpin Jnr and Herbert Alpin aka Herbert Brown;
l. Harry Croydon, father of Jerry Croydon;
m. Darby and Dick, parents of Jessie Croydon and grandparents of Jerry Croydon;
n. Jaingkali aka Nellie Hackett aka Minnie Chillagoe and her partners Geramutami and
    Bomarana,  parents of Frank Hudson, Minnie Sandy and Lucy;
o. Jenny and Billy, parents of Rosie Rosendale (wife of Louis Rosendale and
    William Maytown aka William Dolo);
p. Lizzy Marr, mother of Elma Marr (wife of Leo Rosendale);
q. Maggie, mother of Charlie Brown and Bob Brown;
r. Pearl and Charlie Chillagoe, parents of Alex Chillagoe and grandparents of Bethel Andrews,
    Jane Wallace, Mildred McLeod and Jessima York;
s. Mitchell Dodd;
t. Charlie and Polly, parents of Larkin aka Larkie Ferguson and Jackie Hackett;
u. Siblings Kathleen and Nancy Robinson.

Wednesday, 25 April 2018

Nywaigi People Native Title Determination

Lightning on behalf of the Nywaigi People v State of Queensland [2018] FCA 493 here


The Nywaigi People are those people who are the descendants of one or more of the following people:
(a) Billie and Jennie, whose known child is Rosie Addo, whose known child is Nellie/Clara Cassidy/Clara Quetta, whose known child is Ernest Addo Snr;
(b) Rosie Tootoolie, whose known children are Jack Addo and Charlie Addo;
(c) Dora, whose known child is Emily King, whose children are Tommy Anderson Jnr, Frank Anderson Snr and Ellen Anderson;
(d) Tooya, whose known children are Amy Bligh, Kitchener Bligh, Reginald Bligh Snr/Roberts and Warren Bligh;
(e) Billy and Jennie, whose known child is Rosie, whose known child is Billy Cassady;
(f) Rosie Halifax, whose known children are Thomas Curley Snr and Peter Wallace;
(g) Heron and Alice, whose known child is Rosie Dennis, whose known children are Roy Heron, Jimmy Dennis, Henry Dennis Snr, Evelyn Dennis and Alexander Dennis;
(h) Mungi, whose known child is Paddy Payne;
(i) Charlie Lewis Snr/Henry and Rosie Lewis/Mingabi, whose known children are Daphne Lewis/Roach, Joan Lewis/Tiers, Freddie Lewis and Charlie Lewis Jnr;
(j) Dyilni, whose known child is Mary/Dyinbayi, whose known child is Willie Seaton Snr/‘Bunurra’;
(k) Tommy Roach and Nora, whose known children are Peter Roach and Jack Roach/Wargurdal (an old ‘Nywaigi King’);
(l) Billy Erin and Jeannie, whose known children are Long Erin/Long Heron, Charlie Roberts/Lambert, Bob Roberts/Robert Ingham, Rosie Roberts and Louisa Roberts;
(m) Jimmy Kerr and Annie, whose known child is Tippo Ingham;
(n) Brothers Maturra, Nitoo (also known as Ditchurogoo), Gilman (also known as Tommy Landerson), or Dilgorru (also known as King Bill); or
(o) Elizabeth Bellyarre/Lizzie Balyarri, whose parents are Billy and Kitty.

Saturday, 24 March 2018

NNTT Gamilaraay People Claim

National Native Title Tribunal File QC2017/006 available here entered on the Register 20/11/2017.

The attachments are as follows :-
Register extract available here
Attachment B - Area Description available here
Attachment C - Map of Area available here

The Gamilaraay People are those persons who are descendants of the following Apical Ancestors and who identify and are recognised under the traditional laws and customs of the native title claim group as Gamilaraay:

1.  Beeswing and his daughter Lucy Long
2.  Kitty, mother of Charles, Jack and Alice Dennison
3.  Kitty [Dunn]
4.  Mary Ann mother of William Arnold
5.  Mary Ann and Murray parents of George and Ada Murray
6.  Reuben Bartman
7.  George Bennett and Mary Moodie
8.  Charles Cubby and Lucy Ann
9.  Harry Denham
10. Maude Dixon/Hill
11. Billy Edwards
12. Jonathan Flick and Mary Ann
13. Charlie Hippi
14. Eliza Kirk
15. Walter/William Marley
16. James McGowan father of Aggie, Annie and Kate McGowan
17. Mary McGrady
18. Phoebe Munday
19. William Hilbert Saunders
20. Lennie Jane Smith/Rodwell
21. William Trapman/Troutman
22. Whalen Johnny
23. William (Billy) Wightman
24. Sarah Witon aka Witson/Wilson/Murphy
25. Eliza Weatherall