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Bonita Mabo

Bonita Mabo
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Bonita Mabo AO, remembered as the "Mother of Native Title", receives an Honorary Doctorate of Letters from JCU, a week before she passes. The Doctorate recognises Bonita's outstanding contributions to education and human rights. ‚Äč

2018 Mabo Library Art Exhibition


The first Mabo Library Art Exhibition was held in 2009 - one year on from the naming of the Eddie Koiki Mabo Library.

In 2018, for the 10th anniversary of the naming of the Eddie Koiki Mabo Library, the exhibition welcomed back previous artists to showcase their past and current work. Featuring Gail Mabo, Tommy Pau, Teho Ropeyarn, Sharon Banjo, Aicey Zaro and Susan Peters Nampitjin. Over the past ten years, artworks by each of the artists has been purchased for the James Cook University Art Collection to commemorate this important occasion.

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

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