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Federal Court gives title to Gumbaynggirr People of Nambucca

THERE were more smiles than tears after an epic 18-year struggle ended when the Federal Court made an historic sitting in Nambucca Heads on Friday.

Settlement of one of New South Wales’ longest running native title claims was made when Justice Jayne Jagot formally recognised the Gumbaynggirr People’s native title rights in a purpose-built courtroom on the shores of the Nambucca River overlooking the claim area.

In another first, the ceremony was presented primarily in traditional language.

 

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