Gingirana People

Category: People
Sub Category:Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander | Native Title Claimants (registered) | Native Title Holders (Native Title Act)
State/Country:Western Australia, Australia
Legal Status:

Claim group of National Native Title Tribunal file no. WCD2017/011, registered on the Register of Native Title Claims.

Legal Reference: Federal Court file no.: WAD6002/2003; National Native Title Tribunal file no.: WCD2017/011
Subject Matter:Native Title
Summary Information:

The Gingirana people are the registered Native Title Claimants in the Native Title Determination Application WAD6002/2003, filed on 7 December 2017.

The court recognised the Gingirana People's ongoing connection with approximately 12,153 square kilometres of land located in the western perimeter of the Little Sandy Desert in Western Australia.

In addition to the Native Title Determination, the Gingirana People have also formed an Indigenous Land Use Agreement with Sandfire Resources (Tribunal File No. WI2011/009).

According to Gingirana man, Timmy Patterson, the term 'Gingirana' is the name of a hill kangaroo which travels through the Determination Area. This is an important symbol and significant place for the Gingirana People.

Related Entries

  • Atkins on behalf of the Gingirana People v State of Western Australia [2017] FCA 1465 - Native Title Claimant
  • Organisation
  • Marputu Aboriginal Corporation RNTBC

  • Glossary

    Claimant Application (Native Title Act 1993 (Cth)) (Australia) | Native Title Applicants | Native Title (Australia) | Native Title Claimants (registered) (Australia) | Native Title Determination (Australia) | Native Title Holders (Native Title Act 1993 (Cth)) (Australia) | Consent Determination (Native Title Act 1993 (Cth)) (Australia)