OSG Native Title Searching and Mapping
OFFICE OF THE SURVEYOR-GENERAL
Native Title Searching and Mapping
Indigenous languages by David Foster
Native Title in South Australia is the recognition that Aboriginal people and Torres Strait Island people have rights and interests to land and waters according to their traditional law and customs as set out in Australian law. The Native Title Tenure Searching Unit works with the Attorney-General Department’s Native Title Claims Unit to provide accurate and comprehensive land parcel tenure history and mapping for Native Title claims lodged with the Federal Court.
- Native Title Act 1993 (Commonwealth)
- National Native Title Tribunal (NNTT)
- South Australian Native Title Services (SANTS)
We acknowledge and respect Aboriginal peoples as the state's first peoples and nations, and recognise them as traditional owners and occupants of land and waters in South Australia. Further, we acknowledge that the spiritual, social, cultural and economic practices of Aboriginal peoples come from their traditional lands and waters, that they maintain their cultural and heritage beliefs, languages and laws which are of ongoing importance, and that they have made and continue to make a unique and irreplaceable contribution to the state. We acknowledge that Aboriginal peoples have endured past injustice and dispossession of their traditional lands and waters.