Aboriginal Traditional Owners Celebrate return of Cape York Land

Media Release 06 April 2016.

More than 50,000 hectares of land at Cape York has been returned to Aboriginal Traditional Owners, after a 22-year effort that might pave the way for further ancestral land tenure resolutions.  An area of about 54,500 hectares known as Sandstone East, about 90 kilometres north-west of Cooktown, has been returned to the Binthii, Balnaggarr, Nhirrbanh, Wundall and Wunuurr clans after Minister for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Partnerships Curtis Pitt handed over the title deeds at a ceremony at Hopevale on Wednesday. Continue reading “Aboriginal Traditional Owners Celebrate return of Cape York Land”

A new era for Cape York Icon

Balkanu Cape York Development Corporation is proud to announce that the historic Homestead Guesthouse in Coen is under new management.  Adai Cape York Investments Pty Ltd, a subsidiary of the Cape York Charitable Trust– 100% Cape York Indigenous owned, recently purchased the Guesthouse and has appointed Balkanu to operate the business as a commercial indigenous enterprise.
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