MS 3509

Records of the Albury and District Local Aboriginal Land Council


Material is available to be read, but, until 2015, the Depositor's and the Institute's permission is required for quotation and for copying in part or whole [A1 B1]

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Scope and Content Note

Date range: 1976-1984

Extent: 1 cm (1 folder in box)

This small collection was deposited in the AIATSIS Library by Des Walsh on behalf of the Albury and District Local Aboriginal Land Council in 1985.

Most of this collection consists of papers relating to the Bungowannah Burial Ground that was accidentally uncovered in a sand quarry on Roseleigh property at Bungowannah, which is to the east of Albury, in 1976.

The papers mainly consist of correspondence from the New South Wales National Parks and Wildlife Service. There is also correspondence from the Aboriginal Lands Trust of N.S.W., the Aboriginal Legal Service and others. Included is a report on the site and papers relating to the preservation and management of the site and the relocation of burials, a newspaper clipping about the grounds, two maps and bibliographies relating to the area.

There is also a handwritten summary of archaeological sites giving the location, site number, person who reported it and a short description. It appears to have been compiled by Terry Delacey, Senior Lecturer, Parks Management, Riverina College, Albury and Sharon Sullivan, National Parks and Wildlife Service.

Other papers include a 1984 letter from the National Parks and Wildlife Service Western Region to the Murray Regional Aboriginal Land Council relating to the nomination of the Moonaculla and Cumeroogunga (Maloga) Missions to the National Estates Register.

The bulk of the papers in this collection are photocopies.

Other material held by the Institute on the Bungowannah Burial Ground can be found on the Mura online catalogue.

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Background Note

In a bid to encourage a degree of Aboriginal self management the Commonwealth passed the Aboriginals Councils and Associations Act of 1976 to enable the establishment of Local Land Councils

The Albury and District Local Aboriginal Land Council is one of the New South Wales Councils.


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Finding Aid compiled by J. Churches, January 2003