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Australian Capital Territory - Legislation

Aboriginal Land Grant (Jervis Bay Territory) Act 1986 (1986 - )

  • Aboriginal Reserve, Wreck Bay

    Aboriginal Reserve, Wreck Bay, 1959, by Pederson, W, courtesy of National Archives of Australia.
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From
1986
Categories
Principal Act
Website
http://www.comlaw.gov.au/Details/C2013C00562

The Aboriginal Land Grant (Jervis Bay Territory) Act 1986 is, according to the long title, 'an Act to grant land in the Jervis Bay Territory to the Wreck Bay Aboriginal Community, and for other purposes'. The Act provides for grants of land in the Jervis Bay Territory of the Australian Capital Territory (ACT), and is the only legislation in the ACT to implement Aboriginal land rights.

Details

The Aboriginal Land Grant has been amended by seven acts since 1989 and as of 29 June 2013 includes the Statute Law Revision Act 2013.

Publications

Books

  • Egloff, Brian J. in association with members of the Wreck Bay Community, Wreck Bay, an Aboriginal Fishing Community, Aboriginal Studies Press, Canberra, ACT, 1981. Also available at http://trove.nla.gov.au/work/6029376. Details

Online Resources

Photos

Aboriginal Reserve, Wreck Bay
Title
Aboriginal Reserve, Wreck Bay
Type
Image
Date
1959
Creator
Pederson, W
Source
National Archives of Australia

Details

Sources used to compile this entry: Agreement treaties and Negotiated Settlements Project (ATNS); Aboriginal Land Grant (Jervis Bay Territory) Act 1986 (Cth), Indigenous Studies Program, The University of Melbourne, 2011, http://www.atns.net.au/agreement.asp?EntityID=3495; Law Research Service, Melbourne Law School, Law Library, The University of Melbourne. 'Find and Connect Project - Northern Territory Legislation', 1 February 2013, held in the project files at the University of Melbourne eScholarship Research Centre.

Prepared by: Lydia Connell