Traditional owners take charge of East Arnhem Land town

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Aboriginal leader Galarrwuy ­ has negotiated a ­historic 99-year, multi-million-dollar town­ship lease agreement with the federal government that puts land fully in indig­enous control.

The lease, covering the East township of Gunyangara on the , has been a decade in the planning, including a direct intervention by in 2014 when he was the self-declared “prime minister for ”.

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