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Wakaya Aboriginal Land Trust

Category: Organisation
Sub Category:Aboriginal Land Trust (Northern Territory)
Location:Northern Territory, Australia
Alternative Names:
  • Wakaya Land Trust
  • Summary Information:
    The Wakaya Aboriginal Land Trust holds 1,874 square kilometres of land in the central part of the Northern Territory in trust for Aboriginal People. The Trust is an Aboriginal Land Trust constituted under section 4 of the Aboriginal Land Rights Act (Northern Territory) 1976 (Cth). Under the Act, where land is granted following a traditional land claim, the title is held by an Aboriginal Land Trust 'for the benefit of Aboriginals entitled by Aboriginal tradition to the use or occupation of the land concerned'. As a general rule, Aboriginal land is held by a Land Trust in fee simple and it cannot be sold by the Land trust holding title to it. Land Trusts act on the direction of the local Land Council.

    Related Entries

    Organisation
  • Central Land Council
  • Event
  • Wakaya Land Transfer
  • Hatches Creek Land Transfer
  • Legislation
  • Aboriginal Land Rights (Northern Territory) Act 1976 (Cth)
  • People
  • Wakaya People

  • References

    Article
    Kate Cole-Adams (1992) Land Returned, After a 100-Year Wait
    Report
    ATSIC (1993) ATSIC Annual Report 1992-1993
    Resource
    Central Land Council (2005) Alyawarr Country: Talking About Donkeys and Horses

    Glossary

    Aboriginal Land Trust (Northern Territory) (Australia)

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