Audio - Fighting for land nothing new for Murra Wurra Paakintji woman

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An aboriginal elder from far western New South Wales is threatening to take a case to the high court to prove her ownership of Lake Victoria.

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The lake supplies parts of South Australia with drinking water.

Dorothy Lawson's family has been in the area for thousands of years, but will argue a legal technicality, under a law known as Nullum Tempus.

That means they had rights as squatters on the land.

ABC Local

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