MEDIA RELEASE: Palyku people celebrate native title win

Posted: March 13th, 2019

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The Federal Court’s Justice Reeves with Palyku Applicants at the Native Title determination, Wild Dog Creek, Newman WA.

It was a long time coming to achieving native title recognition for the Palyku people and yesterday was an emotional occasion for many as the Federal Court formally recognised the Applicants as native title holders over a determination area of 9,308 square kilometres.

The on-Country court hearing was held at Wild Dog Creek – approximately 155 kilometres north of Newman, WA. About 100 people attended the hearing, including representatives from the Federal Court, State and Federal governments, and Traditional Owners.

Traditional Owner David Milroy said, “This Determination means a lot to the Palyku people. It’s been a long journey to get to here. This native title recognition is a historic event, and we acknowledge and celebrate this important milestone.”

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