OFFICE OF THE REGISTRAR, Aboriginal Land Rights Act 1983 (NSW)

REGISTER OF ABORIGINAL OWNERS

OVERVIEW

Under the Aboriginal Land Rights Act 1983 (NSW), the Registrar must keep and maintain a Register of Aboriginal Owners: a register of Aboriginal people who have a cultural association with an area of land in New South Wales. The relevant part of the Act is in Division 3, sections 170 - 175

An entry in the Register records the name of the Aboriginal person, the location of the land and the nature of the cultural association.

A person's name can only be entered on the Register of Aboriginal Owners if the person:

  • is directly descended from the original Aboriginal inhabitants of the cultural area in which the land is situated
  • has a cultural association with the land that derives from 'the traditions, observances, customs, beliefs or history' of the original Aboriginal inhabitants
  • has given consent to have their name added to the Register.

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Office of the Registrar Aboriginal Land Rights Act 1983 (NSW)

Post Office Box 112 Glebe NSW 2037

Phone: 02 9562 6327

Fax: 02 9262 6350

Email: adminofficer@oralra.nsw.gov.au

www.oralra.nsw.gov.au/register.html

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