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Olkola people of FNQ win back 740,000 hectares
Posted on December 11, 2014
ABC News
with Merinda Ninyette

Queensland – Almost 740 thousand hectares of country has been reclaimed by the Olkola people of the Cape York Peninsula in one of Australia's largest single transfers of land to traditional owners.

The Olkola people have been locked out of their land for almost a century, but began negotiations to have country returned nearly 30 years ago.

Traditional owner and Chairperson of the Olkola Aboriginal Corporation Michael Ross says it was a struggle, but now provides opportunities for future generations.

Audio 1 - Michael Ross

The North Australian Program Officer for Australian Conservation Foundation Andrew Piccone says much of the land is intact.

Audio 2 - Andrew Piccone


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