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The Martu Peoples of the Western Desert Lands: ‘mining their way out of material poverty

martu eldersby Gerry Georgatos

In September 2002, after a long struggle, as would be the case for Aboriginal peoples, the Martu peoples were granted Native Title to a 136,000 square kilometre area of the Western Desert region – at the time the largest Native Title determination in Australian history.

Formed in 2004, Western Desert Lands Aboriginal Corporation (WDLAC) – Jamukurnu-Yapalikinu is the...


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