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High Court Victory
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Five months after Koiki's death the High Court of Australia delivered it's historic judgement on the Mabo Case and recognised native title in Australia's Common Law.

The High Court decided it didn't need to rule on the validity of Eddie Mabo's claims to particular blocks of land on Mer, or whether he'd been truly adopted. The real issues, it declared, were these: did the community of Murray Island have a system of land ownership which predated white conquest, and if so, was that system still valid?

The court answered 'yes' to both questions.
Historic win in fight for land rights
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Jun, 4, 1992
Mabo Case, native title
It's no time for hasty responses
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Jun, 10, 1992
Mabo Case, Mabo judgement, native title
Mabo decision a victory over white arrogance
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Jun, 4, 1993
Mabo Case, Mabo judgement, native title
Mabo's message of justice & reconciliation
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Jul, 9, 1993
Australia, compensation, High Court judgement, justice, Mabo Case, reconciliation
The triumph of Eddie Mabo's suit
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Jan, 26, 1993
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...June 3rd 1992...
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1992
High Court Decision, 03/06/1992, High Court judgement, human rights, Land Bilong Islanders, land ownership
...so in the end...
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Jun, 3, 1992
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Australian of the Year
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Jan, 26, 1993
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The Legacy Of A Tiny Island
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Jun, 3, 1992
High Court Decision, 03/06/1992, Mabo, Edward Koiki, native title
The Legacy Of A Tiny Island
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Jun, 3, 1992
High Court Decision, 03/06/1992, Mabo, Edward Koiki, native title
...the ripples are still going out...
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1992-
determinations, High Court Decision, 03/06/1992, High Court of Australia
Ancient & Modern Ways
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Great Barrier Reef, Mer, Murray Island, native title, reef, sea claims, sea rights, Subkaur Island
Legislation In Australia After Mabo
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1990s
indigenous people, land rights, Mabo Case, Mabo judgement, mining, native title, Native Title Act (1993), pastoralism, political reaction
The Benefits Of Native Title
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1992-
Common Law, equality, human rights, indigenous people, Mabo judgement, national identity, native title, social justice
Australia In The Eyes Of The World
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1992-
Australia, Australia, Australian International Relations, human rights, indigenous people, International law, national identity, native title, social justice
The Reshaping Of National Identity
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1992-
backlash, decolonisation, indigenous people, national identity, native title, reconciliation
Land Rights Stalled
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1980s
land rights, Mabo judgement
The High Court Decides!
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Jun, 3, 1992
High Court of Australia, Mabo judgement, Mabo v Queensland No.2
Implications Of Mabo
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Mabo Case, Mabo judgement, mining, pastoral industry, political reaction
...We Won! - Mabo vs Queensland Government...
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Jun, 3, 1992
determinations, High Court of Australia, Mabo judgement
...Eddie's Native Title...
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1982-1992
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...One of Australia's twenty most influential figures...
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1992-1993
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...the legacy of Eddie Mabo...
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Keon-Cohen, Bryan, Mabo, Edward Koiki, Mabo judgement
The Mabo Decision
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1992
High Court of Australia, Mabo judgement
Tragedy & Victory
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1992
Eddie Mabo's Death, 21/01/1992, High Court victory, Mabo judgement
Legacy of Eddie Mabo
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Jan, 26, 1993
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