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Thayorre People

Category: People
Sub Category:Native Title Claimants (registered)
Location:Queensland, Australia
Alternative Names:
  • Kuuk Thaayorre People
  • Thaayorre People
  • Summary Information:
    AIATSIS Thesaurus language code and map grid reference: (Y69) (Qld SD54-11)

    For more information, refer to the AIATSIS Thesauri (see reference below).


    Prior to the commencement of the Native Title Act 1993 (Cth), the Wik Peoples commenced legal proceedings for the common law recognition of their native title rights in far north Queensland. The Thayorre People cross-claimed for similar recognition regarding land covered by the Wik claim.

    The Thayorre Peoples are listed as the Appellants in the second matter in The Wik Peoples v The State of Queensland; The Thayorre People v The State of Queensland [1996] High Court of Australia (23 December 1996).

    Related Entries

    Case Law
  • The Wik Peoples v The State of Queensland & Ors; The Thayorre People v The State of Queensland & Ors [1996] High Court of Australia (23 December 1996) - Native Title Claimant

  • References

    Resource
    Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies (AIATSIS) (2007) AIATSIS Thesauri

    Glossary

    Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander (Australia) | Native Title Claimants (registered) (Australia)

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