We know the Nyoongar people have Native Title claim. That’s been proved in court. But who exactly are the individuals who can claim to be direct descendants of the traditional owners of the land? 

This is the biggest impediment to being able to observe the protocol of the Aboriginal elders. Native Title has been established in court, but no-one is clear who to grant it to. 

But we’re finally getting somewhere. The South West Aboriginal Land & Sea Council is a representative body for the Nyoongar people, working through the Native Title outcomes. They are now beginning to provide clear documentary support for who are the direct descendants of the aboriginal land owners at the “time of Sovereignty” (that means, the last time the aboriginal people had sovereign control of their lands.)  

Here are some of those documents:

Click on the people below:

Cedric Jacobs



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14 08 2009
Delay to overcome « Whadjuk Sovereign Lands

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