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...We never lost it to anybody...
Galarrwuy Yunupingu, Chair of the Northern Land Council:

'These people haven't lost this land, they are now recognised under Balanda law. That's all it is - a recognition. In our own law it has been recognised for thousands of years and that law remains. We never lost it to anybody. It is our rights of ownership to land.'
Keywords: aboriginal law, native title, Northern land Council, Yunupingu, Galarrwuy, 1994

Presentation of title to part of the Upper Daly Land Claim, in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice Commissioner, 'Native Title Report', January - June 1994, HREOC, 1995, p.76.
Author: Strelein, Lisa
Source: Yunupingu, Galarrwuy