‘Almost 30 years in the making’: Native title holders celebrate recognition of rights in country
Date: Dec 13, 2021
Publication Type: Blog
MORE than 20 people gathered at Kneebone Community, about 60km northeast of Kununurra, on 1 October to celebrate a Native Title determination in the Legune region.
More than 20 people gathered at Kneebone Community, about 60km northeast of Kununurra, on 1 October 2021 to celebrate a Native Title determination in the Legune region.
In 1994, the group of families from the Keep River area set up a campsite at Kneebone to help look after the Country with the consent of the senior Native Title holders of Goorbidjim Country.
During the 27 years of living in the area, the community have created housing, kitchen facilities, reticulation, ablution blocks, water security and fencing all by hand and without external financial assistance.
“The applicants have faced many hurdles to receiving the title to Kneebone Community Living Area however never faltered in their determination to see it through,” an NLC spokesperson said.
“Kneebone today is a lively, growing community that reflects the long term prosperity and viability of the Community Living Area.”