Dr Anthony Lynham

STATE MEMBER FOR STAFFORD

Centuries of history recognised for the Gulngay

Gulngay People’s native title rights

5 April, 2019 –

At a recent special hearing in Tully, the Federal Court has formally recognised the Gulngay People’s native title rights and interests over almost 37,000 hectares of land and waters between Japoon National Park and Girramay National Park.

This formal recognition will further empower Gulngay People to practice and celebrate their culture – just like their ancestors before them.

The determination recognises exclusive native title rights and interests over almost 2,000 hectares, and non-exclusive native title rights and interests over almost 35,000 hectares of land located in and around Tully, north to Japoon National Park and south to Girramay National Park.