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Celebrating a Milestone

March 1st 2017 marked an important day in Gumala’s history. Twenty years ago on this date in 1997, Gumala Aboriginal Corporation (GAC) signed the Yandi Land Use Agreement (YLUA) with Rio Tinto (then called Hamersley Iron).

The YLUA outlines how mining compensation royalties from Rio Tinto’s Yandicoogina iron ore mine would be delivered to Gumala Traditional Owners. The YLUA was a pivotal turning point in the history between resource companies and Traditional Owners. The original signatories to the YLUA were the founding members of Gumala Aboriginal Corporation.

Thanks to their steadfast determination and perseverance, the founding members negotiated and secured the agreement with Hamersley Iron, who in good faith gained the trust of the Traditional Owners. The YLUA was the first buy hydrocodone review major Indigenous Land Use Agreement of its kind following the historic Eddie Mabo High Court decision in 1992 which overturned the fiction of “terra nullius” (land inhabited by no-one) and later recognised Native Title in Australia for the first time.

The YLUA was a pivotal turning point in the history between resource companies and Traditional Owners. The original signatories to the YLUA were the founding members of Gumala Aboriginal Corporation. Thanks to their steadfast determination and perseverance, the founding members negotiated and secured the agreement with Hamersley Iron, who in
good faith gained the trust of the Traditional Owners.

History

  • 2017 – 20 year Anniversary
  • 2014 – Some other milestone
  • 2007 – 10 year Anniversary
  • 2003 – Some other milestone
  • 1997 – Yandi Land Use Agreement Signed

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