Explain native title, Rann urged (The Australian)

17 May Explain native title, Rann urged (The Australian)

Determined to forge a new legal-historical narrative in South Australia, native title groups are asking Premier Mike Rann to begin negotiations on “unfinished business” arising from the state’s 1836 Letters Patent.  A meeting of the 27 native title groups at Clare over the weekend unanimously authorised the leaders of the Ngarrindjeri nation to ask Mr. Rann to talk through the issues with them and find a resolution.  The native title groups are driven by new research into the Letters Patent, the state’s foundation document, which suggests Aborigines retain some predecessor property rights over the land taken by white settlers… go to article