Land Rights Conference
In August 1981 Mabo attended a conference on land rights at James Cook University. The conference, 'Land Rights and the Future of Australian Race Relations', was sponsored by the Townsville Treaty Committee and the James Cook University's Student Union.
Eddie Mabo's dream had come true; a meeting of minds to address the issue of Aboriginal land rights. And because of this conference, and the people he met there, he became the leading litigant in what's become known as the Mabo Case.
The memory of his father's death and the injustice of being refused permission to return home, drove Eddie on until the end of his life.
Land Rights and the Future of Australian Race Relations
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Eddie Mabo's address to Land Rights Conference
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Jan, 1, 1981
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Gardener At James Cook University
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...Students who had done race relations...
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Mabo, Edward Koiki, Murray Island
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The Mabo Case
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The Townsville Conference
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We Can Take The Government To Court!
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