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The Aboriginal Lands Acts 1995 promotes reconciliation with the Tasmanian Aboriginal community by granting to the Aboriginal people certain parcels of land of historic or cultural significance.
The Act provides for the establishment of the Aboriginal Land Council of Tasmania (ALCT), election of members to the Council and the return of land to the Tasmanian Aboriginal community.
The following information outlines which parcels of land have been returned to the Aboriginal community.
|Land returned under the Aboriginal Lands Act 1995||Hectares||Year returned|
|Mt Cameron West (Preminghana)||525||1995|
|Mt Chappell Island||325||1995|
|wargata mina Cave||156||1995|
|Big Dog Island||331.8||1995|
|Cape Barren Island (part)||718||1995|
|Wybalenna, Flinders Island||1,38.6||1999|
|Cape Barren Island||42,706||2005|
|Land returned to the Aboriginal community under other arrangements|
|Year||Land return arrangement|
|Bruny Island (portion)||9||2006||Crown Land Assessment and Classification Project section 35A of the Aboriginal Lands Act|
|larapuna/Eddystone Point||10.4||2006||40-year lease issued by the Department of Tourism, Arts and the Environment|
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