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Dhimurru Land Management Aboriginal Corporation

Category: Organisation
Date: 8 September 1982
Sub Category:Aboriginal Corporation
Place:Arnhem Land
State/Country:Northern Territory, Australia
North-eastern Arnhem Land
Legal Reference: ICN (Indigenous Corporation Number): 1558
Summary Information:
Dhimurru Land Management Aboriginal Corporation (Dhimurru) was established in 1992 to take management responsibility for designated recreation areas in the vicinity of the mining township of Nulunbuy in Arnhem Land. The land is Aboriginal land under the Land Rights (Northern Territory) Act 1976. Dhimurru's Executive is comprised of nominated representatives from all clans that have an interest in those recreation areas, of which there are twenty. An Executive Committee of five representatives meets regularly to make operational and administrative decisions on behalf of the members. Dhimurru is directly accountable to the traditional owners of the land.
Detailed Information:
According to the Dhimurru Indigenous Protected Area Management Plan, the guiding principles of Dhimurru are:
  • A commitment to the conservation and enhancement of the natural and cultural values of the region while ensuring future management reflects the aspirations of Yolngu (Aboriginal) landowners;
  • A commitment to a representative, Yolngu-controlled, sustainable and collective form of land and sea management, which seeks to devise strategies from a mutual investigation of Balanda (white) and Yolngu systems of knowledge;
  • A commitment to the continued development of positive interactions with the non-Aboriginal world and the sponsoring of co-operative, respectful, educative and mutually beneficial relationships.

  • Related Entries

  • Dhimurru Financial Assistance Agreement
  • Dhimurru Section 73 Agreement - Signatory
  • The Dhimurru 'Sea Country Plan' Shared Responsibility Agreement (SRA) - Signatory
  • Event
  • Dhimurru Land Management Aboriginal Corporation Indigenous Protected Area Management Plan
  • Place
  • Dhimurru Indigenous Protected Area

  • Glossary

    Aboriginal Corporation (Australia) | Indigenous Protected Areas Programme (Australia)

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