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Birri People & Comerford Indigenous Land Use Agreement

Date: 21 October 2011
Sub Category:Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA) (Native Title Act)
Place:Exmoor and Turrawulla Station
State/Country:Queensland , Australia
The agreement area covers around 247 square kilometres located approximately 102 kilometres east of Mackay, north and east of Turrawulla and south of Collinsville in the state of Queensland. The agreement area contains all of Exmoor Station and part of Turrawulla Station which is covered by the Birri People native title claim.
Legal Status: Registered on the National Native Title Tribunal Register of Indigneous Land Use Agreements
Legal Reference: Tribunal file no: QI2011/021
Subject Matter:Agriculture | Land Transaction | Land Use | Pastoral Activities
Summary Information:
The Birri People and Comerford Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA) is an area agreement between Messrs Daniel Edward Comerford, Noel James Griffin Comerford and Errol Henry Comerford (Applicant) and Grace Smallwood, Allan Fisher, Heather Tilberoo, Algon Walsh Jnr, Colin McLennon, David Miller and Frank Fisher on their behalf and on behalf of the Birri People. The ILUA commenced upon execution on 22 February 2011. The purpose of the agreement is to provide consent for the grant of a lease by the State of Queensland.
Detailed Information:
Terms of the Agreement
Under the Birri People and Comerford ILUA, the parties consent to the grant of a perpetual lease for grazing purposes under the Land Act 1994 (Qld) by the State of Queensland. The lease extends over each of Exmoor and Turrawulla Stations.

Native Title History
The Birri People lodged an application for recognition of native title rights and interests over approximately 14,901 square kilometres in Central Queensland in 1998 (Federal Court No. QUD6244/98). The claim was first accepted for registration in 2000 with additional amendments and areas registered in 2001 and 2007. The North Queensland Land Council represents the native title claim group.

Related Entries

  • Miller on behalf of the Birriah People v State of Queensland [2016] FCA 271
  • Organisation
  • North Queensland Land Council (NQLC)
  • Legislation
  • Native Title Act 1993 (Cth)
  • Native Title Amendment Act 1998 (Cth)
  • Land Act 1994 (Qld)
  • People
  • Birri People - Signatory
  • Grace Smallwood and others on their own behalf and on behalf of the Birri native title claim group - Signatory

  • Documents

    Birri People & Comerford ILUA - ( Image | PDF)


    Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander (Australia) | Area Agreement (Australia) | Applicant | Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA) (Native Title Act 1993 (Cth)) (Australia) | Lease | National Native Title Tribunal (NNTT) (Australia) | Native Title (Australia) | Native Title Registers | Native Title Claimants (registered) (Australia)

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