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Native rights granted over almost 5000 square kilometres in the NT desert | The Land

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The traditional owners of two remote Northern Territory cattle stations have celebrated recognition of their native title rights.

Rights were granted this week over the pastoral leases of the Jinka and Jervois cattle stations, 340m northeast of Alice Springs and adjacent the Queensland border.

Justice Charlesworth handed down a non-exclusive native title consent determination over an area of almost 5000 square kilometres during a Federal Court sitting in the Bonya community this week.

The determination area covers the two leases, a disused stock route which cuts them in half and a stock reserve, and was home to copper and silver mining from the 1920s onwards.

The stock route crosses many cultural and historical places of significance to…



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