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Tuesday, 15 May 1973
Page: 2151


Mr Hunt asked the Minister for Aboriginal Affairs, upon notice:

(1)   How many Aborigines live (a) on and (b) outside Aboriginal Reserves In the Northern Territory.

(2)   Do any of the Aboriginal groups living on Reserves have traditional association with land off Reserves; if so, approximately how many Aborigines are involved.

(3)   Do any Aborigines living in communities off Reserves have traditional association with land in the Reserves; if so, approximately how many.


Mr Bryant - The answer to the honourable m ember's question is as follows:

(1)   On Reserves approximately 14,400, (b) Outside Reserves approximately 7,900.

(2)   & (3) Yes. The boundaries of Reserves do not follow traditional boundaries between groups. Information on the numbers involved in the 2 situations is not readily available, but this is one of the matters into which the Aboriginal Land Rights Commission is inquiring.







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