: Mabo Day


Mabo Day

Event Start : June 3, 2018 12:00 am Event End : June 3, 2018 12:00 am

Mabo Day celebrates the 1992 High Court decision that ruled in favour of Eddie Koiki Mabo and other claimants that their people had occupied the island of Mer in the Torres Strait prior to the arrival of the British. This historic decision effectively recognised the existence of Native Title rights and rejected the concept of ‘Terra Nullius’, which claimed Australia was a land belonging to no-one prior to British occupation.

The day also marks the end of National Reconciliation Week.

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