Eddie Mabo who filed a case in the Australia High Court finally in 1992 was finally vindicated in 2002 after the court finally acknowledged that legal ownership of Australia belonged to the Native people of the Australian mainland and the Torres Strait Islands. On 10 June 2012, a television docudrama based on the life of Mabo was broadcast on Australia's Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) network.

Eddie Mabo, the man who changed Australia

Eddie Mabo who filed a case in the Australia High Court finally in 1992 was finally vindicated in 2002 after the court finally acknowledged that legal ownership of Australia belonged to the Native people of the Australian mainland and the Torres Strait Islands. On 10 June 2012, a television docudrama based on the life of Mabo was broadcast on Australia's Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) network.

Eddie Mabo & legal council, 1991. "Mabo: The Native Title Revolution" (mabonativetitle.com). known for his role in campaigning for Indigenous land rights and for his role in a landmark decision of the High Court of Australia which overturned the legal doctrine of terra nullius ("land belonging to nothing, no one") which characterised Australian law with regards to land and title.

Eddie Mabo & legal council, 1991. "Mabo: The Native Title Revolution" (mabonativetitle.com). known for his role in campaigning for Indigenous land rights and for his role in a landmark decision of the High Court of Australia which overturned the legal doctrine of terra nullius ("land belonging to nothing, no one") which characterised Australian law with regards to land and title.

Eddie Mabo, The tent embassy and other Aboriginal Activists - The First Australians Ep7/7 pt1/5 - We are no longer shadows

Eddie Mabo, The tent embassy and other Aboriginal Activists - The First Australians Ep7/7 pt1/5 - We are no longer shadows

Explore the story of Eddie Mabo with Mabo The Native Title Revolution online resource from National Film and Sound Archive digital learning resource.

Explore the story of Eddie Mabo with Mabo The Native Title Revolution online resource from National Film and Sound Archive digital learning resource.

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Constructing Australia from the National Film and Sound Archive digital learning resoures, access film documentaries, images and stories of the people and events which changed early Australia: The Bridge, Pipe Dreams and A Wire through the Heart.

Constructing Australia from the National Film and Sound Archive digital learning resoures, access film documentaries, images and stories of the people and events which changed early Australia: The Bridge, Pipe Dreams and A Wire through the Heart.


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The notebooks of Lieutenant William Dawes at the SOAS Library Special Collections are the major source of information about the Aboriginal language of Sydney. They contain information of significance to Aboriginal communities of New South Wales, to linguists, historians, residents of Sydney, and many others.

The notebooks of Lieutenant William Dawes at the SOAS Library Special Collections are the major source of information about the Aboriginal language of Sydney. They contain information of significance to Aboriginal communities of New South Wales, to linguists, historians, residents of Sydney, and many others.

Take a voyage of discovery with Chris Taylor as he reveals the secrets behind a fascinating mix of treasures from Australia's National Heritage List including; Francis De Groot's sword and Ned Kelly's armour.

Take a voyage of discovery with Chris Taylor as he reveals the secrets behind a fascinating mix of treasures from Australia's National Heritage List including; Francis De Groot's sword and Ned Kelly's armour.

Developed by Education Services Australia through The Le@rning Federation, the education collection is designed to help teachers and students make the most of the wide range of moving image resources on the site. The clips in this collection are accompanied by teachers’ notes created by specialist curriculum writers.

Developed by Education Services Australia through The Le@rning Federation, the education collection is designed to help teachers and students make the most of the wide range of moving image resources on the site. The clips in this collection are accompanied by teachers’ notes created by specialist curriculum writers.

Paul Keating responds to an intolerant caller in response to the Mabo decision on John Laws' program.

Paul Keating responds to an intolerant caller in response to the Mabo decision on John Laws' program.

Sydney Morning Herald article - "The emotionally charged Mabo was cerated as an antidote to divisive race politics."

Sydney Morning Herald article - "The emotionally charged Mabo was cerated as an antidote to divisive race politics."

Twenty years ago the High Court of Australia brought down its decision recognising the rights of Indigenous people to their traditional lands.

Twenty years ago the High Court of Australia brought down its decision recognising the rights of Indigenous people to their traditional lands.

Former Prime Minister Paul Keating on Mabo who died on 21 Jan 1992 of cancer at 55, five months before the High Court announced its historic decision: "Well the biggest pressure came at the end. The greater body of the parliamentary caucus in the form of senior people in the cabinet wanted me to give it up towards the end... and I said you've got to be joking, you've got to be joking, but they weren't joking. You know they didn't think I could get it through."

Former Prime Minister Paul Keating on Mabo who died on 21 Jan 1992 of cancer at 55, five months before the High Court announced its historic decision: "Well the biggest pressure came at the end. The greater body of the parliamentary caucus in the form of senior people in the cabinet wanted me to give it up towards the end... and I said you've got to be joking, you've got to be joking, but they weren't joking. You know they didn't think I could get it through."

Colonial life - A collection of resources provided by ABC Splash about the daily lives of people who lived on sheep stations in outback NSW during the 1860s.

Colonial life - A collection of resources provided by ABC Splash about the daily lives of people who lived on sheep stations in outback NSW during the 1860s.

Ballarat and sovereign Hill Museum is a wealth of historical photographs, letters, clothing, maps, teacher resources and collections about gold mining and Eureka on the Victorian goldfields.

Ballarat and sovereign Hill Museum is a wealth of historical photographs, letters, clothing, maps, teacher resources and collections about gold mining and Eureka on the Victorian goldfields.

Cook, James, 1728-1779. Journal of H.M.S. Endeavour, 1768-1771 [manuscript].

Cook, James, 1728-1779. Journal of H.M.S. Endeavour, 1768-1771 [manuscript].

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