The objectives of the Association are to:

  • Further Native Title and Aboriginal Cultural Heritage aspirations for the Members of Gunggari Aboriginal People;
  • Hold property and manage property on behalf and for the benefit of the Members of Gunggari Aboriginal People;
  • Conduct commercial activities on behalf and for the benefit of the Members of Gunggari Aboriginal People;
  • Promote the culture and traditions of the Traditional Gunggari Aboriginal People;
  • Further the advancement of the Members of Gunggari Aboriginal People.

The Association offers two classes of membership:

  1. Primary members are members of the Gunggari peoples. Primary members only can vote at general meetings.
  2. Associate members are relatives and spouses by marriage of the members of the Gunggari Aboriginal peoples.  Associate members cannot vote at general meetings.

The Association owns and manages land at Dunkeld:

  • Lot 1 on D4801
  • Lots 4 to 8 on D4801
  • Lots 16 to 20 on D4801

The Gunggari Aboriginal Property Association Inc also manages the Gunggari Land Trust and the Gunggari Cultural Heritage Body.

Gunggari Land Trust

The Gunggari Land Trust was formed to accept Aboriginal freehold land granted to the Gunggari Aboriginal peoples by the State of Queensland in 2008. The Land Trust was established under the Aboriginal Land Act 1991.

The objective of the Gunggari Land Trust is to hold the land granted to the Gunggari Aboriginal peoples for the benefit of Aboriginals and their ancestors and descendants in accordance with the Aboriginal Land Act 1991 and the Aboriginal Land Regulation 1991.

The sole trustee of the Gunggari Land Trust is the Gunggari Aboriginal Property Association Inc.  The trustee must follow the provisions within the constitution of the Land Trust.

The Gunggari Land Trust holds Aboriginal freehold title for land at Dunkeld at Lot 46 on SP220278.

Gunggari Cultural Heritage Body

The Cultural Heritage Body is the Aboriginal Party under the Cultural Heritage Act 2003 for the area of the Gunggari Native Title. The Gunggari Aboriginal Property Association Inc was registered as the Cultural Heritage Body for the Gunggari #2 native title area in August 2010.

The function of the Cultural Heritage Body is to identify the Gunggari peoples as the Aboriginal party for the area of Gunggari #2 native title area and to collect information about cultural heritage and maintain it for the exclusive benefit of the Gunggari peoples.

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