Mabo is a name that's identified with a legal revolution in Australia.
But Mabo was not just a court case;
Eddie Mabo was a man - an obstinate, difficult and passionate human being, who was consumed with preserving the culture of a tiny island.
He was a man who had a vision for himself and his people; he felt his destiny, and theirs, were inseparable.
The High Court judgement in 1992, was the fulfilment of Eddie Mabo's lifelong work.
The Legacy Of A Tiny Island
Jun, 3, 1992
High Court Decision, 03/06/1992, Mabo, Edward Koiki, native title
...He was determined...
activism, Mabo, Edward Koiki, Mabo family, Mabo, Gail, resistance
...I can speak English like any bloody white man...
language, Mabo, Edward Koiki, Meriam Mer, Townsville, Whaleboat, Donald
The Reshaping Of National Identity
backlash, decolonisation, indigenous people, national identity, native title, reconciliation
Land Rights Stalled
land rights, Mabo judgement
Eddie Mabo - Linchpin
Mabo Case, Mabo, Edward Koiki, Mabo family
Implications Of Mabo
Mabo Case, Mabo judgement, mining, pastoral industry, political reaction
activism, Mabo, Edward Koiki, Townsville, Townsville, Yumba Meta Housing Co-op
Defining Native Title
aboriginal law, land ownership, native title
activism, land rights, land rights, resistance, strike, unionism
The Mabo Case
High Court of Australia, International law, Mabo Case, Mabo, Edward Koiki, terra nullius