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Eddie Koiki Mabo Timeline

Accompanying website for the Eddie Koiki Mabo Timeline inside the Eddie Koiki Mabo Library, James Cook University

2009

The first anniversary of the Library’s renaming is commemorated with an inaugural exhibition of the works of nationally acclaimed artist Gail Mabo, Koiki and Bonita’s daughter. 

Gail Mabo is  recognised internationally as an artist, dancer, writer and advocate for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander rights and culture. Her ability to share and educate wider Australia – and the world – about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures is highly valued. In her own way, Gail continues her father’s work, inspiring the world through the beauty and value of Torres Strait Islander culture.

Gail’s exhibition coincides with National Sorry Day (May 26), National Reconciliation Week (May 27 to June 3) and Mabo Day (June 3).

Gail Mabo & Stephen Naylor Stephen Naylor and Gail Mabo
Gail Mabo Gail Mabo artist talk
Gail Mabo painting Gail Mabo in the Library putting the finishing touches on an artwork.
Gail Mabo & guests Stephanie Hunter, Heather Gordon, Gail Mabo and Vanessa Cannon

We acknowledge the Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as the first inhabitants of the nation and acknowledge Traditional Owners of the lands where our staff and students, live, learn and work.Acknowledgement of Country