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How Native Title was established in Australia as a result of the Mabo case.

On June 3rd 1992, just six months after Eddie "Koiki" Mabo's tragic death, the High Court upheld his claim that Murray Islanders held native title to land in the Torres Strait.

This EXTENSIVE ONLINE RESOURCE is translated from the award winning CD-ROM, Mabo - The Native Title Revolution, winner of the ATOM, and AIMIA Awards in Australia and a UK BAFTA Interactive Award Finalist.

Mabo - The Native Title Revolution delves into the Mabo legal case and the important issues it raises for Australians and indigenous peoples everywhere. It gives an overview of the case and provides an insight into both the man at its centre, Eddie "Koiki" Mabo, and Torres Strait Islander culture.

Broader concepts such as colonisation, land rights and native title are explored through hundreds of specially created mini movies, animations, archival film clips and a wealth of stills and stories from primary and secondary sources.

Also featured on the site is a 37 minute online version of the film Land Bilong Islanders by award winning director Trevor Graham