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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

JCU Mabo Lecture - 2017

Professor Megan Davis delivers the Eddie Koiki Mabo Lecture in 2017: The Mabo Political Settlement: What became of the social justice package.

Pro Vice Chancellor Indigenous and Professor of Law, UNSW. Prof Davis is an expert member of the United Nations Human Rights Council's Expert Mechanism on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. Prof Davis is a constitutional lawyer who was a member of the Referendum Council and the Expert Panel on the Recognition of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples in the Constitution. Megan is a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Law and the Australian Academy of Social Sciences and a Commissioner on the Australian Rugby League Commission.

25 years since the Mabo decision

June 3rd 2017 marked 25 years since native title was recognised in Australia. 

Gail Mabo
Mabo Claim 1, 2017
Bamboo, twine, shells, polyurethane 53.5 x 91.2 cm.
© National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne.
Purchased with funds donated by the Nordia Foundation, 2017 (2017.1222)

Map of Murray Island
© Eddie Koiki Mabo/National Library of Australia

“This artwork (Mabo Claim 1), is a representation of a sculptural map made from bamboo, collected from the bamboo that Eddie Koiki Mabo grew at James Cook University during his time there. ​ It is my response to the 25th anniversary to celebrate the life and achievement of my father through looking at Land Map that he hand-drew to show the connection to land and boundaries which divided family groups. The boundary marks are represented by the Black Crow Shell from Tasmania.”

Gail Mabo and family 25 years Mabo Day celebrations in Townsville: Gail Mabo and her children – Rebecca, Aku, Kaleb, Cade, Joel and Isaac, Mabo Day Townsville 2017.
© Photo courtesy of Gail Mabo.
William Mabo William Mabo on Mer Island, 2017
© Image courtesy of Gail Mabo

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