Saturday, 3 November 2018

Wakka Wakka #3 and #4 Native Title Meeting

The Claim 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
King Billy and Maria of Boondooma (parents of Tommy Dodd of Taabinga)
Maggie West
Kitty of Boonara
Kitty (mother of Jack Bulong)
John Bond
Kitty (mother of Jenny Lind), Jenny Lind and Mick Buck
Boubijan Cobbo
Stockman Bligh and Aggie Bligh
Tommy (aka Boondoon) and Maggie (parents of Willie Bone), Billy McKenzie (father of Chlorine McKenzie), Chlorine McKenzie
Kate/Katie/Kitty Law
Emily of Degilbo, mother of Annie.

The purpose of Authorisation Meeting #1 is to:
1. CONSIDER anthropological materials and legal advice relating to an individual described as ‘Taabinga Harry’ and his descendants;
2. CONSIDER legal advice regarding the format of the claim group descriptions for the Native Title Claims;
3. Subject to #1 and/or #2 above, AUTHORISE the amendment of the claim group description for the Native Title Claims to:
a) include the descendants of Taabinga Harry; and/or
b) reformat the list of apical ancestors so that each Wakka Wakka apical ancestor is listed individually and in alphabetical order by first name.
If the proposed amendments to the current claim group descriptions for the Native Title Claims are authorised, then the amended description of the Wakka Wakka People for each of the Native Title Claims will be:

The Wakka Wakka People are those people who identify as Wakka Wakka People and are descended from the following ancestors:
Aggie Bligh;
Billy McKenzie (Father of Chlorine McKenzie);
Boubijan Cobbo;
David Carlo;
Emily of Degilbo (Mother of Annie);
Jenny Carlo;
John Bond;
Kate/Katie/Kitty Law;
King Billy of Boondooma;
Kitty (Mother of Jack Bulong);
Kitty (Mother of Jenny Lind);
Kitty of Boonara;
Maggie (Mother of Willie Bone);
Maggie Hart;
Maggie West;
Maria (Mother of Tommy Dodd of Taabinga and Alick Little);
Mick Buck;
Minnie Bly;
Mother of Willie Boy Pickering;
Stockman Bligh;
Taabinga Harry;
Tommy (aka Boondoon).

Appeared in the Koori Mail of October 31, 2018

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