Friday, 15 November 2019

Wakka Wakka People #3 and #4 Native Title Meeting

The Wakka Wakka People #3 and the Wakka Wakka People #4 native title claim groups (‘The Wakka Wakka People’) are currently described as the Aboriginal people whose members identify as Wakka Wakka People, who are descended from the following ancestors:
 
Jenny and David Carlo (parents of Princess Carlo)
Minnie Bly (mother of Thomas Simpson), Ethel and Bill Button
Mother of Maggie Hart (Grandmother 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
MiMi
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
Taabinga Harry
Nellie, mother of Elsie Fitzgerald/Edwards.

The purpose of one of the Authorisation Meetings is to authorise amendments to each of the Wakka Wakka People #3 and Wakka Wakka People #4 native title claims (‘the Native Title Claims’) by replacing all of the wording at Schedules A to the native title application Forms 1 (the description of the native title claim group) for each native title claim with the following wording:

The Wakka Wakka People are the Aboriginal people who have a connection to the application area in accordance with their traditional laws acknowledged and traditional customs observed and are descendants of one or more of the following ancestors:
 
Jenny and David Carlo (parents of Princess Carlo);
Minnie Bly (mother of Thomas Simpson), Ethel and Bill Button;
Mother of Maggie Hart (Grandmother 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;
MiMi;
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;
Taabinga Harry;
Nellie, mother of Elsie Fitzgerald/Edwards

Recruitment by being ‘grown up’ is an aspect of the traditional laws and customs acknowledged and observed by the Wakka Wakka People with respect to claim group membership.  Such incidents only arise in particular circumstances involving very young children whom, out of necessity, are taken in by or left in the care of a relative or someone without a biological relationship. Accordingly, the term “descendants” for the purpose of the native title holders description above is taken to include biological descendants and descendants that have been recruited into the group by being ‘grown up’ by a biological descendant.


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