Mantjintjarra Ngalia

The Mantjintjarra and Ngalia[1] are Australian Aboriginal peoples belonging to the Western Desert cultural bloc. They are seeking recognition of their inherent land rights through the Australian Federal Court native title claim process.[2][3] In March 2009 the Mantjintjarra Ngalia claim came a step closer to recognition after passing the stringent registration test of the Native Title Act.[4]

They are the traditional owners of the area from around Lake Wells in the east to Lake Darlot and Lake Miranda in the west to Cosmo Newberry through to Leonora and Lake Barlee up to Wiluna in the north.[5]



    2. Bid for native title rights, Kalgooorlie Miner, (Kalgoorlie. WA, 6 June 2009), P.5.
    3. NNTT 2009a.
    4. NNTT 2009b.
    5. Goldfields 2017.


    • "Mantjintjarra Ngalia People apply for recognition of native title". National Native Title Tribunal. 3 June 2009. Archived from the original on 18 September 2009. Retrieved 4 September 2009.
    • "Ngalia". Goldfields Aboriginal Language Centre. 2017. Retrieved 28 December 2018.
    • "Ngalia/Mantjintjarra". Archived from the original on 6 September 2012. Retrieved 4 September 2009.
    • "WA - Registration decision - WC06/6-2 Mantjintjarra Ngalia #2". National Native Title Tribunal. 31 March 2009. Archived from the original on 27 September 2011. Retrieved 4 September 2009.
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