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Mabo Day, 2024

Mabo Day occurs every year on 3 June and commemorates Eddie Koiki Mabo (29 June 1936–21 January 1992) from Mer (Murray Is.) Community, whose campaign for Indigenous land rights led to a landmark decision of the High Court of Australia that, on 3 June 1992, overturned the legal fiction of terra nullius which had characterised Australian law with regards to land and title since 1770.

The 1992 Mabo High Court decision acknowledged the prior and enduring rights to land of the First Peoples and led to Native Title.

The Mabo decision was monumental for Indigenous Australians, and a significant time and place in Australia's history.

You can watch some of the award winning documentary "Mabo: Life Of An Island Man" here:


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