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Wulli Wulli People/Woolton Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA)

Category: Agreement
Date: 29 January 2016
Sub Category:Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA) (Native Title Act)
Place:Lot 2 on DW803398; Lot 3 on DW803400
State/Country:Queensland, Australia
The ILUA covers two lots that amount to about 50 square kilometres,. The lots are located about 14 kilometres north-east of Theodore, which is in the Banana Shire Council region of Queensland. The two lots covered by the ILUA are Lot 2 on DW803398; and Lot 3 on DW803400. Together the lots comprise Stud Holding 41/4985.
Legal Status: Registered with the National Native Title Tribunal on 29 January 2016. This is an authorised Area Agreement under the Native Title Act 1993 (Cth).
Legal Reference: National Native Title Tribunal File No: QI2015/079.
Subject Matter:Access | Land Use | Native Title | Pastoral Activities | Water
Summary Information:
'The Wulli Wulli Claim was filed on 17 July 2000. It covers an area of approximately 5,432 square kilometres and includes the towns of Theodore and Cracow, pastoral properties, Precipice & Isla Gorge National Parks, state forests and sections of the Wulli Wulli People's beloved Dawson River.' (Banana Shire Council, 2015) 'History shows Wulli Wulli people lived here up to 10, 000 years ago when they used the land to hunt and gather, and used weapons, traditional customs and spiritual beliefs.' (Central Telegraph, 2015)

The Wulli Wulli People/Woolton Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA) was agreed between the Wulli Wulli People and the Woolton on 29 January 2018. The purpose of the ILUA is to provide consent for a range of acts, whether or not they are 'future acts' regarding the access to and use of pastoral leases. The agreement area is within the external boundary of the claim area for the Wulli Wulli People.

Detailed Information:
Details of the Agreement: The ILUA is located in the Banana Shire Council. located about 14 km north east of Theodore.

Commencement: The ILUA commenced on 29 January 2016.

Native Title Provisions: The ILUA does not have statements that reference subsection 24EB(1) or 24EBA(1) or (4) of the Native Title Act 1993 (Cth).

Background to the Agreement: The ILUA allows land to be used subject to pastoral leases.

Native Title in the ILUA Area: The ILUA is in the native title claim area which includes the land and waters the subject of Federal Court Proceedings QUD 6006 of 2000. It is one of six agreements which were subject to a conditional determination by the Federal Court of Australia on 13 August 2015 (QUD6006/2000) and later subject to a consent determination by the Federal Court of Australia on 18 July 2017.

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  • Organisation
  • Queensland South Native Title Services Limited
  • National Native Title Tribunal
  • Banana Shire Council
  • Legislation
  • Native Title Act 1993 (Cth)
  • Native Title Amendment Act 1998 (Cth)
  • Native Title (Indigenous Land Use Agreements) Regulations 1999 (Cth)
  • People
  • Malcolm Thomas McIntyre - Signatory
  • Anderson & others on behalf of the Wulli Wulli People - Signatory

  • Documents

    Wulli Wulli People/Woolton ILUA - ( PDF)
    Wulli Wulli People/Woolton ILUA Map and Description - ( PDF)


    Native Title (Australia) | Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA) (Native Title Act 1993 (Cth)) (Australia) | Area Agreement (Australia)

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