Country, Culture, People, Future



Claim Background

The Malgana claim covers approximately 36,072 square kilometres of land and sea in the Yamatji region. It lies in the Shires of Carnarvon, Murchison, Shark Bay and Upper Gascoyne.

The Malgana connection report was written by Dr Anna Kenny with the assistance of YMAC anthropologists, and was provided to the State on 11 December 2015. This completed the final milestone in an intensive Federal Court Work Plan for the Malgana claim group through the 2015 calendar year.

At a meeting on 31 October 2015, the Malgana claim group decided to support the provision by YMAC of the Malgana connection report to the State of Western Australia on a without prejudice basis. At this meeting, the Malgana claim group also authorised important amendments to the claim group description and authorised a replacement applicant to make the amended claim in the Federal Court.

YMAC continues to provide the Malgana claim group with assistance in relation to future acts, heritage services, and community development, and both land and sea management activities.