Long-standing native title claims set to pass in Cairns

The second of two long-standing native title claims is set to pass in Cairns today.

The determination about a nearly 1,200 square kilometre-area in and around Shelburne Bay for the Wuthathi people is expected to be made at a hearing this morning.

It follows Tuesday’s hearing, in which land previously kept as the Bromley and Boynton pastoral stations on Cape York was assigned to descendents of Wuthathi, Kuuku Ya’u, and Northern Kaanju people.

Wuthathi Aboriginal Corporation chair Johnson Chippendale said maintaining the pristine sand dunes of Shelburne Bay will be one of the biggest priorities for traditional owners.

They are expected to to get to the peninsula site in late May or early June.

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