Native Title - so near and yet so far: Tracey Howie

Having established heredity, and continued cultural connection (with their knowledge of the land and bush foods) to an 8 acre parcel of land at Blue Haven, Tracey Howie and the other Guringai claimants discovered that the land was part of a larger land grant given to a non-Aboriginal person in 1813, thus extinguishing their right to claim the land as theirs under The Native Title Act.

Keywords: Identity; land rights; land councils; Guringai; heritage