Thursday, 5 September 2019

Wadja People Native Title Authorisation Meeting


Wadja People Native Title Authorisation Meeting - Authorisation Meeting #1:

This notice invites all members of the Wajda native title claim group, who are all the Wadja persons descended from the following ancestors to attend Authorisation Meeting #1:

Myra Freeman,
Harriet Dutton,
Sarah Dodd, and
Lilla Livingston.

The purpose of the Authorisation Meeting #1 is to

1. To consider and make decisions on the anthropological material and legal advice to:
a. To remove Lilla Livingston, as an apical ancestor for the Native Title Claim;
b. To include ‘the unnamed Wadjainggo woman on Tindale’s Woorabinda Sheet 9 whose granddaughter was Eva Tyson’, as an apical ancestor for the Native Title Claim; and
c. To change the apical ancestor description for ‘Harriet Dutton’ to ‘Biddy Dutton, mother of Harriet Dutton’ on the Native Title Claim.

Those people who are descended from ‘the unnamed Wadjainggo woman on Tindale’s Woorabinda Sheet 9 whose granddaughter was Eva Tyson’, who are not already included in the Wadja claim group description may attend Authorisation Meeting #1 and will be given an opportunity to be heard but cannot participate in the voting.

Appeared in the Koori Mail dated August 28, 2019

Some Notes

Leo Freeman, son of Mick and Myra Freeman, died at Woorabinda on 4. 5.1960, born 1894 (Qld Reg 1960/C/2480).   

Myra Freeman appears on Tindale Sheet Woorabinda 41.     

In 1904 an Exemption Certificate was issued to Sarah Dodd, half-caste, late of Redcliffe Station, via Banana
Sarah Dodd, half-caste, and her children, on the Minister's orders, were returned to Redcliffe Station. Her children, Daisy Dodd and Tommy Dodd, under the Home Secretary's orders, were released from restraint as Reformatory children.

John, Johnny or Johnnie Tyson (born sometime between 1848 and 1868), his mother Mary and his wife, also named Mary (probably going under surname Tyson). John's children and step children: Eva Tyson, Alfred Tyson and Harry Tyson.

Eva Simpson, parents Johnny and Mary Tyson died at Rockhampton on 18. 6.1960 aged 64 years (Qld Reg 1960/C/2449)          

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