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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

Legacy: Reflections on Mabo

Gail Mabo shares stories and visits sites of importance to her father, Eddie Koiki Mabo. Sites include her father's memorial on Mer (Murray) Island and James Cook University, Douglas campus.

The video is part of a national touring art exhibition Legacy: Reflections on Mabo, presented by and premiered at Umbrella Studio Contemporary Arts, 5 July to 11 August 2019. Find out about the evolution of the exhibition, and hear from contributing artists about their response to an aspect of Eddie Koiki Mabo's life.

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.

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