Dr Linda Ford presents 'A history of Aboriginal land use of the Delissaville, Wagait, Larrakia Aboriginal Land Trust'

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Presenter:  Dr Linda Ford, Senior Research Fellow, Northern Institute, Charles Darwin University

Date: Nov 03, 2016

Time: 10:30am to 11:30am

Contact person:  Northern Institute
T: 08 8946 7468
E: thenortherninstitute@cdu.edu.au

Location:  Northern Institute, Yellow Building 1, Level 2, Room 48 (Savanna Room)

Target audience:  This event is open to the public. RSVP is required.

Dr Linda Ford
Senior Research Fellow
Northern Institute
Charles Darwin University

Abstract: Dr Linda Ford presents on her successful Northern Territory History Grant project which draws together important historical data to provide a comprehensive history of the ways in which Aboriginal people sought to formalise their association for the use of the land. Aboriginal people have a long history of the use of Delissaville, Wagait, Larrakia Aboriginal Land Trust area. This project compiled the history of Aboriginal land use since 1976 when a dispute arose over the claim under Aboriginal Land Rights Act(1976). The project focussed on the White Eagle Aboriginal Corporation in 1985, the subsequent establishment of Twin Hill Aboriginal Corporation in 1997, and the management of Twin Hill Station Cattle Agistment Business in the NT’s Pastoral Industry sector by the Directors and members, Traditional Owner’s: Rak Mak Mak Marranunggu governance and leadership. Of particular interest is the way in which Aboriginal people negotiated within the organisation and externally with government and nongovernment organisations.

About Dr Ford: Dr Linda Ford is Aboriginal and identifies as Rak Mak Mak Marranunggu, from Kurrindju, on the Finniss River, in the Northern Territory and is currently a Senior Research Fellow at Northern Institute at CDU, with whom she has a long association. Her knowledge, expertise and research in working with Indigenous groups is clearly invaluable to the Northern Institute. Dr Ford graduated with her PhD (Education), 2006 from Deakin University. Read Dr Ford’s full profile HERE

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