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Land Tenure Agreement between the State of Queensland, the Western Yalanji People, and Alan and Karen Pedersen

Category: Agreement
Date: 28 September 1998
Sub Category:Land Transfer Agreement | Future Act Agreement (Native Title Act)
Location:Queensland, Australia
Queensland, Cooktown District, four separate areas of land described as areas A, B, C and D.
Legal Status: Registered on the National Native Title Register o
Legal Reference: Schedule 3 to Native Title Determination QG6002/96
Subject Matter:Land Transaction | Native Title | Recognition Agreement / Acknowledgement | Agriculture
Summary Information:
The Land Tenure Agreement between the State of Queensland, the Western Yalanji People, and Alan and Karen Pedersen was an agreement included as Schedule 3 to a Consent Determination of Native Title in Western Yalanji or Sunset Peoples v Alan & Karen Pedersen & Ors [1998] 1269 FCA.
Detailed Information:
There were two stated objectives of the Agreement. The first objective for the Pedersens was to provide them with increased security of tenure, by way of a perpetual lease over their pastoral property. The second objective for the Western Yalanji was to facilitate the recognition of Western Yalanji native title rights and interests in Areas A, B, C and D and to enable the Western Yalanji to obtain a perpetual lease.

The agreement also sets out the initial intention that the Pedersens be granted a perpetual lease over Area B under the Land Act 1994 (Qld) (for grazing and agriculture and associated Primary Production Activity Purposes as defined in the Native Title Act 1993(Cth). In addition it was intended that the Western Yalanji Aboriginal Corporation obtain a perpetual lease over Area A under the Land Act 1994 (Qld), and the Western Yalanji obtain freehold title to Area A under the Aboriginal Land Act 1991 (Qld). Ultimately the intention was to expand the area the subject of native title to include Area C and D and for the Pedersens to obtain a perpetual lease for Primary Production Activity Purposes over all of the land the subject of the expanded native title determination, with the exception of Area A.

Related Entries

Agreement
  • Western Yalanji or Sunset Peoples v Alan & Karen Pedersen & Ors [1998] 1269 FCA (28 September 1998)
  • Organisation
  • State of Queensland - Signatory
  • Western Yalanji Aboriginal Corporation
  • Legislation
  • Land Act 1994 (Qld)
  • Native Title Act 1993 (Cth)
  • Aboriginal Land Act 1991 (Qld)
  • People
  • Pedersen, Alan and Karen - Signatory
  • Western Yalanji People - Signatory

  • References

    Report
    National Native Title Tribunal (1998) Native Title Determination: Western (Sunset) Yalanji, Queensland. (Application Number QG6002/96) September 1998

    Glossary

    Consent Determination (Native Title Act 1993 (Cth)) (Australia) | Future Act Agreement (Native Title Act 1993 (Cth)) (Australia) | Land Transfer Agreement

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