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Girringun Aboriginal Corporation

Category: Organisation
Date: 8 April 2003
Sub Category:Aboriginal Corporation
Place:Near Tully
State/Country:Queensland, Australia
Legal Reference: ICN (Indigenous Corporation Number): 2789
Subject Matter:Cultural Heritage | Environmental Heritage
Summary Information:
The Girringun Aboriginal Corporation is formed by and represents the native title and cultural heritage rights and interests of the Girringun Aboriginal Group of People, comprising the Jirrbal, Djiru, Gugu-Badhun, Warrgamay, Nywaigi, Bandjin, Warungnu, Gulnay, and Girramay peoples. These peoples are the Traditional Owners of "the area defined by Rollingstone in the south, Clarke River in the south-west, Mt Garnet in the west, Ravenshoe in the north-west and across to the coast including Dunk Island, Hinchinbrook Island ... [and other islands] to the outer extremities of the Great Barrier Reef" (Girringun Aboriginal Corporation, Constitution, s. 2).

Detailed Information:
First registered in 1996, the Girringun Aboriginal Corporation registered a new certificate of incorporation in 2003 and also took over the operations of the Girringun Elders Reference Group Aboriginal Corporation. A revised Constitution was adopted in 2005 defining the membership, objectives and decision-making procedures for the corporation. In addition to the objective of maintaining and strengthening the cultural heritage of the Girringun peoples and achieving recognition of and exercising their rights as Traditional Owners, the organisation's objectives include a diverse range of related activities such as the pursuit of social justice, involvement in regional and local planning processes, economic development, and the protection of the environment.

Related Entries

  • Girringun 'Traditional Owners Plan for the Future' Shared Responsibility Agreement (SRA) - Signatory
  • Girringun Traditional Use Marine Resource Agreement (TUMRA) - Signatory
  • Organisation
  • Girringun and Elders Reference Group Aboriginal Corporation - Later known as
  • Girringun Governing Council
  • People
  • Girramay People
  • Warrgamay People
  • Gugu Badhun People
  • Bandjin People
  • Warungnu People
  • Jirrbal People
  • Gulnay People
  • Djiru People
  • Nywaigi People

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