Kaurna people granted native title rights in Adelaide 18 years after claim

The Kaurna people have been officially recognised as the traditional land owners for most of the Adelaide area at an emotional Federal Court hearing nearly two decades after the claim was first made.

Key points:

  • Native title agreement is the first reached for land in a capital city
  • Recognition runs from Myponga to Lower Light, and from foothills to Adelaide’s coastline
  • Kaurna elder hopes ruling “paves the way” for other states
The decision was handed down in a packed court room today, 18 years after the application was first lodged in October 2000.

Kaurna people granted native title rights in Adelaide 18 years after claim – South Australia: