Country, Culture, People, Future

Middamia native title determination

Middamia Native Title Consent Determination

The Honourable Justice Burley of the Federal Court of Australia made an on-Country determination on Middalya Station on Monday 11 March 2024 recognising the native title rights and interests for the Middamia native title claimants.

The resultant area of land is based mainly within the boundaries of Middalya pastoral station and encompasses a small area of Mia Mia and Wandagee stations, covering an area of roughly 733 km2.

It was an emotional celebration given almost a 30 year long legal process for the Middamia families who have connections to the area of Country that sits between the Gnulli and Thudgari determination areas. The claimants and a number of their Elders who have sadly passed on, have been a part of this claim process from the beginning and have given an incredible amount of their knowledge and time towards this claim.

Country is our mother, the provider and keeper of cultural belongings. Country and Culture go together. You can’t have one without the other.

Yamatji Marlpa Aboriginal Corporation respectfully acknowledges the Traditional Owners and custodians throughout Western Australia, and on whose Country we work. We acknowledge and respect their deep connection to their lands and waterways.

We honour and pay respect to Elders, and to their ancestors who survived and cared for Country.

Our offices are located on Whadjuk Country, Southern Yamatji Country, Yinggarda Country, Kariyarra Country, and Yawuru Country. We recognise the continuing culture, traditions, stories and living cultures on these lands and commit to building a brighter future together.

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