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Palyku People

Category: People
Sub Category:Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander | Native Title Claimants (registered) | Native Title Holders (Native Title Act)

The Pilbara region

State/Country:Western Australia, Australia
Subject Matter:Native Title
Summary Information:

AIATSIS Thesaurus language code and map grid reference (A55) (WA SF51-09).

The Federal Court defines Palyku people as those Aboriginal persons who are cognatic descendants of one or more of the ancestors (Pitawanu; Pupu; Winnie; Wilyarpirna; Puyungayi; Yurramara; Munjarnpirna and Jukukayi; Jujuna; Fannie, Annie Patawani and Chinaman Janjanamarlyu; Pijipangu; Kijiempa; Maggie Kuntuwarrpangu; Peter Long Wayalpa; Julimanga; Wantungu; Kalurru; Alec Weatherall; Major and Judy; Mary Bardi; or Sophie Bunbry) and who

  • identify, and are recognised by a substantial number of the descendants as a Palyku person, including those people who are culturally adopted by the descendants; and
  • have rights and interests, and a connection with the land and waters in the determination are, according to traditional customs observed by the Palyku People.

Related Entries

  • FMG - Palyku Land Access Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA)
  • O'Connor on behalf of the Palyku People v State of Western Australia [2019] FCA 330 - Native Title Claimant
  • O'Connor on behalf of the Palyku People v State of Western Australia (No 2) [2021] FCA 195 - Native Title Claimant
  • Stream v State of Western Australia (Palyku #2) [2021] FCA 1068 - Native Title Claimant
  • Organisation
  • Palyku-Jartayi Aboriginal Corporation RNTBC
  • People
  • Tammy O'Connor and others on behalf of the Palyku People

  • References

    Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies (AIATSIS) (2020) Language and Peoples Thesaurus 2020

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