An aboriginal tribe in Australia have been granted their native land back, after what has become one of the most protracted and fraught land battles in Australian history.

The Larrakia Aboriginal people are the traditional owners of the Darwin region, spanning most of the Cox peninsula.

The Larrakia people have had the longest-running claim on the land, known as the Kenbi Land Claim; Dating as far back as 1789 the claim has been through two hearings, three federal court reviews, and two High Court appeals.

The 37-year long dispute was settled in April, transferring ownership of the land from Australias federal and territory governments to a group of Larrakia Aboriginal people.

Today, the final agreement, which consists of 55,000 hectares, was handed back to the Larrakia people by Australias Prime Minister, Malcolm Turnbull.

Today we formally recognise what Larrakia people have always known, that this is Aboriginal land, that this is that lands of the Larrakia people. I acknowledge that Larrakia people have cared for this country for tens of thousands of years, that your songs have been sung since time out of mind. And those songs have held and passed on the knowledge of your customs, your traditions, your law and I pay my deepest respects to you and your elders, past and present, Turnbull said at the ceremony.


Responses to "Australia returns 50,000 hectares of land to Aboriginals."

  1. ZzirF says:


  2. Anonymous says:

    Allodial Title (the ground below and the sky above), as in actually giving back land which the government never owned anyway? Or Native Title, which only allows people to use the land surface like a national park?

  3. Unknown says:

    well we all get the same treatment you seem ignorant to australian law, all of us ONLY get surface use, everything underneath belongs to the governments.......what did you want, more than other australians get?

  4. Unknown says:

    The music in this video really sucks. Why not use authentic Aboriginal music???

  5. Anonymous says:

    1st Aonymous comment: you are ignorant to not realize "Aboriginal Australians" are not Australians, they are an Indigenous people whom own the underlying title (Allodial Title) as a Sovereign Stste (illegally occupied). It's no different than the Vatican which has nevwr Ceced its Underlying Title to Italy, or Palestine illegally occupied by Israel. Native Americans of the Americas also face the same battle. Some Nations signed Treatys, others still own the Allodial Title under international law (Nations who never aigned a peace Treaty in WWII for example srill owned their illegally occupied lands for example. Unless the UN accepted otherwise (which can be challeneged in international court, and will be done if Colinial States can't cooperate with Association deals like the EU or the Cook Islands).

  6. Anonymous says:

    Sorry I meant to "The Eagle"

  7. I think that was a wonderful kind thing for Michael Turnbull to do.
    Thankyou !

  8. Unknown says:

    That's great I wonder if it was mined??

  9. Dyan says: is a wonderful thing to return their land to those it belongs to!!!

  10. Anonymous says:

    a good give it all back.....
    they surely will take better care of it then "we" do.....

  11. Unknown says:

    hmmmm... what do they want now from aboriginals?

  12. Wonderful news our global campaigns for Freedom is now taking effect..join me in singing...

    Congrats...enjoy your freedom. Wish I were there with you.

  14. FORUM says:

    Wonderful news.Lands is everything for 370 million indigenous peoples across the world.

  15. Anonymous says:

    This story is from June 2016. Malcolm Turnbull is no longer Prime Minister of Australia.

  16. Salute my people.

  17. Salute Manatee Records

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