Nightcap Village is offering a special deal on "Sacred". Dwelling sites on Mt Burrell properties are marketed with a new website by "sacred people" offering "sacred solutions for these sacred times" on "sacred land".
For those who were lured into the incipient venture from 2014-2017, this supposed sacred land has certainly left many people running scared.
A promotional video published online by Nightcap Realty is selling a lifestyle dream with a social justice vision and a reverential greeting, "Welcome to Country!"
Sacred Aborigines from the Minjungbal tribe now occupy property at 3222 Kyogle Rd, Mt Burrell.
Even before receiving development approval, Nightcap Realty is selling a total of 867 dwelling sites in the prospective Village Community, also called "Nightcap on Minjungbal," in collaboration with the aboriginal Minjungbal tribe.
No DA application for Nightcap on Minjungbal has yet been accepted by Tweed Shire Council Nightcap Village as compliant, yet Nightcap marketing information states:
"Most of you are aware of the existing DA approvals for 424 sites, and that over $2.1 million dollars was spent on the DA submission of last month, taking the project to over 850 spots."
Blocks are offered at $295,000 each with "Tribal Title" and special discounts. Each dot on the concept plan represents a proposed residence.
Nightcap Realty Promotional Video
In June 2020, Nightcap Realty distributed a video presented by Mark McMurtrie (Gunham Badi) and marketing manager Richard Moate. They have been adopted into a Minjungbal Tribe that claims an original inheritance of land from early inhabitants of the Tweed Valley.
The promotional video says the Minjungbal Tribe are happy with the land-share scheme, and want the 3,500 acre venture to be a staging point for expansion in the rest of the country. They propose that the tribal venture should be recognised as an Aboriginal Sovereign Nation and extended across Australia.
Nightcap Realty Promotional Video, June 2020
Tribal Title on Sale
Promotors elevate the potentially lucrative venture to presumed higher virtues: communitarian wealth-sharing, and the proposed return of "Country" to Aborigines, based on a belief that they should be recognised as the "true owners" of all Australian territory.
|Mark McMurtrie claims tribal ownership of Mt Burrell properties|
The supposed indigenous autonomous zone appears similar in concept to the 6-block land-grab called Chapel Hill Autonomous Zone, "CHAZ" that morphed into "CHOP" before it was removed in July 2020 from downtown Seattle, USA.
In the Nightcap Realty promotional video, it is proposed that "within price point" investors of any nationality could buy into the Sovereign Minjungbal Nation, become "Community Members" and receive dual citizenship.
Nightcap Village Community Rules establishing enforceable private laws, and guidelines providing protocols for submissive deference to Aborigines are included in the marketing package.
No compliant development application has been submitted to Tweed Shire Council since the venture began in 2014, even so, a Nightcap Village Newsletter published in June 2020 by Richard Moate, assures investors that approval already exists:
"As we approach the end of another financial year and are witnessing the unprecedented changes to our world, the Nightcap Village on Minjungbal continues to buck the trend with its ground-breaking collaboration with the Elders of this sacred space.Enormous gratitude and thanks to Gunham Badi Jakamarra of the Original Sovereign Tribal Federation and the Minjungbal Elders particularly Uncle Arty and Uncles Dean, Mark, Scotty & Jonno (amongst others) for sharing so much knowledge and wisdom throughout the journey. For the development team to be working alongside such learned individuals in ensuring that the land, the law, the sacred sites and the true owners are honoured and respected, is truly a privilege.Most of you are aware of the existing DA approvals for 424 sites, and that over $2.1million dollars was spent on the DA submission of last month, taking the project to over 850 spots.The team are now also extremely proud to announce the successful purchase on Friday of last week of a parcel of land of over 650 acres, further strengthening the future points of access for the Original owners and the community. Needless to say, there was some celebrating to be had both on Country and by members of our community around the world.We have some exciting works in the pipeline, including not only one documentary already in production, but also the (long awaited) virtual tour of the land and our new and improved website.We’ve attached a few images taken over the weekend for those of you yet to see the land. If you like our vision and haven’t already, please complete and return your questionnaire to email@example.com so we can get to know each other. We hope to meet many more of you on Country next time."