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Kaurna People Granted Adelaide Land Rights

The Kaurna people have been granted their land rights claim over parts of South Australia, including areas of the Adelaide, 18 years after it was first lodged.

The Federal Court on Wednesday finalised the land rights determination.

The courtroom in Adelaide was full for the decision, with several people standing up at the back of the court.

The door to the court was left open so that people standing outside in the foyer could hear.

New Deputy Premier Vickie Chapman and former Weatherill government minister for Aboriginal affairs and reconciliation Kyam Maher were also in court to hear the decision.

"The determining is a positive step to reconciliation. Unquestionably, native title is complex. I welcome the consent determination," Ms Chapman said.

The Kaurna made the application in 2000 for the native title claim for 10,500 square kilometres stretching from Yankalilla in the state's mid-south to the Clare Valley in the state's mid-north.

- AAP

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