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Returning native title materials

The native title system has produced a remarkable and unprecedented research effort, both in size and scope. It involves Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander group across the country.

The materials developed in support of native title claims are large, complex and of historical, cultural and economic value to current and future members of native title groups, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities and to the nation more broadly. The management of these materials represents an ongoing challenge for native title groups and their representatives.

Land claim focus group participants, 2019. Photograph by Jeffery Paul.

Anthropologist’s archive spanning more than 40 years. Photograph by Daniel Vachon.


Further reading

Project team

Christiane Keller
Kieren Murray
Toni Bauman
David Parsons

Last updated: 25 May 2022