Kennedy v Queensland (2002) 190 ALR 707; [2002] FCA 747

Category: Case Law
Binomial Name: Federal Court of Australia
Date: 13 June 2002
Sub Category:Case Law | Unopposed Determination
State/Country:Queensland, Australia
Near Winton, in outback Western Queensland.
Legal Status: Registered on the National Native Title Register (
Legal Reference: Federal Court File No.:QUD6303/98; National Native
Alternative Names:
  • Castle Hills
  • Subject Matter:Native Title
    Summary Information:
    Kennedy v Queensland (2002) 190 ALR 707; [2002] FCA 747 Between: Noel Michael Kennedy (APPLICANT) and the State of Queensland (RESPONDENT). Judge: Sackville J This is an unopposed determination, non-claimant application under the Native Title Act 1993 (Cth). The area covered by the native title claim is all that land known as ‘Castle Hill Holding’, being Lot 4721 on Crown Pla PH1874 situated in the County of Wokingham, Parish of Calista. Native title was found not to exist in the determination area.
    Detailed Information:
    The land that is the subject of this determination is a pastoral lease known as Castle Hill Holding. This was an unopposed determination – the only respondent being the State of Queensland after the Koa People (represented by the Gurang Land Council) withdrew from the proceedings. The evidence presented to the court showed that Castle Hill had been occupied and used continuously for pastoral purposes by non-Indigenous inhabitants since 1876.

    Related Entries

  • National Native Title Tribunal
  • State of Queensland
  • Legislation
  • Native Title Act 1993 (Cth)
  • People
  • Noel John Michael Kennedy

  • Glossary

    Native Title (Australia) | Native Title Applications/Claims (Australia)