Traditional ownership and joint management of the Knob Reserve
In 2010, the Federal Court recognised the Gunaikurnai people’s native title rights over much of Gippsland.
At the same time, the Victorian Government entered into legal agreements under the Traditional Owner Settlement Act acknowledging the Gunaikurnai's Traditional Owner rights, including the signing of a Recognition and Settlement Agreement (RSA).
The Land Agreement in the RSA grants the Gunaikurnai people Aboriginal Title over ten parks and reserves in Gippsland, including the Knob Reserve. Since 2010, the step from legal recognition to joint management of these ten sites has progressed in accordance with two pieces of Victorian legislation: