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Second report, April 1974 / Aboriginal Land Rights Commission
Bib ID 2728656
Format BookBook
Australia. Aboriginal Land Rights Commission
Description Canberra : Australian Govt. Publishing Service, 1974 
vi, 181 p. ; 29 cm. 
ISBN 0642006768

Report chiefly concerned with Northern Territory; statement of terms of enquiry; background information; notes on origins, traditional life, population estimate for 1788; lack of congruence of Aboriginal concept of land holding and those applied in European law; social organization, dialect groupings (not named), relationship of individuals to clan group; clan membership timeless; nature of social, economic and religious relationship of clan to land, certain cases of trusteeship; general comments about NT reserves and missions; Aborigines on NT cattle stations (chiefly quotes extracts from Gibb Committee report) including demographic statistics; NT Aborigines in towns (1971 census); problem of determining current strengths of ties to land; problems involved in giving recognition to traditional Aboriginal land tenure,; including situation on; reserves (vesting of title, existing rights); national parks; wildlife reserves; crown land; pastoral leases (notes effects of Gibb Committee recommendations, also question of protection of sacred sites); gives list of issues which Aboriginal claimants might find useful to consider; question of financial compensation not within terms of enquiry; views of urban Aborigines (Darwin, including Larrakia people); incorporation; need for provision for vesting of title in groups of Aborigines and for development of special flexible regulations pertaining to commercial activities; question of allocation of funds, land usage (current activities and possible future developments); grazing and agriculture, forestry, fisheries, tourism; services and facilities (roads, water, schools, medical) in relation to land rights; conservation of wildlife; mineral rights (issue of whether should be complete or partial, royalties); recommendations and suggestions; establishment of regional land councils (system of representation), and to smaller groups, vesting of titles in community land boards, form of title; Appendix A; statistics on Aboriginal reserves in NT; Appendix B; notes on some Aboriginal communities - Bathurst Island and Garden Point missions, Snake Bay, Angurugu, Umbakumba, Yirrkala, Milimgimbi, Maningrida, Hermannsburg, Santa Teresa, Yuendumu, Papunya, Docker River; notes on purchase by Commonwealth of Willowra station for Aborigines, problems of land allocation in relation to local clan structure; Appendix C; survey of Aborigines on cattle stations in NT; population distribution in terms of linguistic groups on following stations; Elsey, Hodgson Downs, Mountain Valley, Moroak, Urapunga, Roper Valley, Mataranka, Mainoru; linguistic groups; Mangarai, Yangman, Jingali, Alawa, Mara, Rembarrnga, Riearrngu,; Jimba, Ngalkan, Gupapuyngu, Ngandi, Jauan, Garawa, Niyabuinga, Goodanji, Ganalbingu, Walpiri, Mudbra, Wagaman, Wandarang, Mund, Burera; cattle stations N.E. of Alice Springs (data from Bern); Aileron, Bushy Park, McDonald Downs, Ooratippra, Ti Tree, Tobermory, Utopia, Waite River, Woola Downs, Yambah; tribal groups; Aranda, Aljawarra, Anmitjira, Kaiditj; Appendix D; descriptions of tribes and ethnic blocs prepared by N. Peterson; groups; Tiwi, Anintilyaugwa, Nunggupuyu, Murgin, Aranda, Walpiri, Pintupi, Pitjantjatjarra; gives traditional and present locations, nature of relationship to land, early contacts (e.g. Macassan, Japanese, European, and missions for each)


Chairman: A.E. Woodward.

Subjects Aborigines. Land rights. Australia. Reports with proposals.  |  Aboriginal Australians -- Land tenure.  |  Anmatyerre / Anmatyerr language (C8.1) (NT SF53-09)  |  Mangarrayi / Mangarayi language (N78) (NT SD53-09)  |  Burarra people (N82) (NT SD53-02)  |  Warlpiri people (C15) (NT SF52-04)  |  Yangman people (N68) (NT SD53-13)  |  Gupapuyngu people (N122.1) (NT SD53-03)  |  Garrwa / Garrawa / Garawa language (N155) (NT SE53-08)  |  Land rights - Land boards.  |  Mudburra language (C25) (NT SE53-05)  |  Sites - Sacred sites.  |  Kaytetye / Kaytej language (C13) (NT SF53-06)  |  Warndarrang / Warndarang language (N120) (NT SD53-11)  |  Culture - Relationship to land.  |  Rembarrnga people (N73) (NT SD53-06)  |  Burarra language (N82) (NT SD53-02)  |  Yangman language (N68) (NT SD53-13)  |  Ngandi language (N90) (NT SD53-06)  |  Gurdanji / Kurdanji / Gudanji people (C26) (NT SE53-07)  |  Larrakia / Laragiya / Gulumirrgin language (N21) (NT SD52-04)  |  Land rights - Crown land.  |  Jingulu / Djingili / Jingili people (C22) (NT SE53-06)  |  Wagiman / Wageman language (N27) (NT SD52-12)  |  Mangarrayi / Mangarayi people (N78) (NT SD53-09)  |  Wagiman / Wageman people (N27) (NT SD52-12)  |  Ganalbingu language (N83) (NT SD53-02)  |  Ngalakan people (N77) (NT SE53-02)  |  Jingulu / Djingili / Jingili language (C22) (NT SE53-06)  |  Economic sectors - Agriculture and horticulture - Pastoral industry - Beef cattle.  |  Djinba / Dyinba people (N97) (NT SD53-02)  |  Alyawarr / Alyawarre people (C14) (NT SF53-07)  |  Burarra people (N135) (NT SD53-03)  |  Nunggubuyu language (N128) (NT SD53-11)  |  Garrwa / Garrawa / Garawa people (N155) (NT SE53-08)  |  Land rights - Excisions and leases - Mining leases.  |  Jawoyn people (N57) (NT SD53-09)  |  Language - Vocabulary - Human classification.  |  Demography - Census data.  |  Djinba/ Dyinba language (N97) (NT SD53-02)  |  Transport - Road - Roads and tracks.  |  Kaytetye / Kaytej people (C13) (NT SF53-06)  |  Ngalakan language (N77) (NT SE53-02)  |  Religions - Christianity - Missions.  |  Rirratjingu people (N140) (NT SD53-03)  |  Ganalbingu people (N83) (NT SD53-02)  |  Ngandi people (N90) (NT SD53-06)  |  Stories and motifs - Creation / Cosmology.  |  Sites - Dreaming tracks.  |  Jawoyn language (N57) (NT SD53-09)  |  Gurdanji / Kurdanji / Gudanji language (C26) (NT SE53-07)  |  Mudburra people (C25) (NT SE53-05)  |  Rembarrnga language (N73) (NT SD53-06)  |  Rirratjingu language (N140) (NT SD53-03)  |  Gupapuyngu language (N122.1) (NT SD53-03)  |  Alawa language (N92) (NT SD53-10)  |  Fishing.  |  Arrernte / Aranda language (C8) (NT SG53-02)  |  Larrakia / Laragiya / Gulumirrgin people (N21) (NT SD52-04)  |  Settlement and contacts - Macassans and Indonesians.  |  Nunggubuyu people (N128) (NT SD53-11)  |  Alawa people (N92) (NT SD53-10)  |  Sites - Conservation and protection.  |  Economic sectors - Tourism.  |  Land rights - Conservation areas.  |  Land rights - Compensation and royalties.  |  Land rights - Excisions and leases - Pastoral leases.  |  Anmatyerre / Anmatyerr people (C8.1) (NT SF53-09)  |  Warndarrang / Warndarang people (N120) (NT SD53-11)  |  Warlpiri language (C15) (NT SF52-04)  |  Socioeconomic conditions - Living conditions.  |  Land rights - Mining industry.  |  Alyawarr / Alyawarre language (C14) (NT SF53-07)  |  Religion - Rites - Ceremonial objects - Boards.  |  Demography - Population forecasts.  |  Social organisation.  |  Education - Schools.  |  Arrernte / Aranda people (C8) (NT SG53-02)  |  Djilkminggan / Elsey (NT Upper Roper SD53-09, SD53-13)  |  Kaltukatjara / Docker River (South Central NT SG52-03)  |  Pulurumpi / Garden Point (Melville Island NT SC52-15)  |  Ltyentye Apurte / Santa Teresa / Little Flower Mission (South Central NT SG53-02)  |  Bathurst Island (NT SC52-15)  |  Mataranka (NT Top End Upper Roper SD53-09)  |  Yambah (South Central NT SF53-14)  |  Umbakumba (Groote Eylandt NT Gulf Islands SD53-08)  |  Maningrida (Central Arnhem Land SD53-02)  |  Milingimbi (Central Arnhem Land NT SD53-02)  |  Moroak (NT Top End SD53-10)  |  Yuendumu (South Central NT SF52-12)  |  Mainoru (NT Top End Roper SD53-10)  |  Urapunga (NT Top End Roper SD53-10)  |  Darwin River (NT Top End SD52-04)  |  Minyerri / Hodgson Downs (North NT Roper SD53-14)  |  Utopia (South Central NT SF53-10)  |  Urlampe / Tobermorey (SE Central NT SF53-12)  |  Waite River / Waite Creek (South Central NT SF53-10)  |  Ortippa Thurra / Bonya / Jervois (SE Central NT SF53-11)  |  Aileron (South Central NT SF53-09)  |  Maningrida (Central Arnhem Land NT SD53-02)  |  Milikapiti / Snake Bay (Melville Island NT SC52-16)  |  Papunya (South Central NT SF52-16)  |  Woolla Downs (South Central NT SF53-10)  |  Angurugu (Groote Eylandt NT Gulf Islands SD53-07)  |  Yirrkala (East Arnhem Land SD53-04)  |  Mountain Valley (NT Top End SD53-10)  |  Ntaria / Hermannsburg (South Central NT SF53-13)  |  Mparntwe / Alice Springs (South Central NT SF53-14)  |  Bushy Park (South Central NT SF53-10)  |  Ti Tree (South Central NT SF53-09)  |  Milingimbi (Central Arnhem Land SD53-02)  |  Roper River (NT Top End SD53-09, SD53-10, SD53-11)  |  Wirliatjarra / Willowra (Central NT Tanami Desert SF53-05)
Other authors/contributors Woodward, A. E. (Albert Edward), Sir, 1928-2010


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