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The Best Of Two Cultures
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Mabo's vision for the school was to bring together the best of two cultures.

European education, skills and ideas would be taught alongside traditional Aboriginal and Islander culture.

It was a courageous vision, relying on his belief that, combined, the two cultures would produce confident and articulate students.

Mabo believed this sharing of cultures would create a unique opportunity for multiculturalism in Australia.
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