Born in Adelaide, Roma Mitchell (1913–2000) graduated as a lawyer in December 1934, and the following February began as a barrister with an Adelaide law firm.
Barbara Holborow (1930–2012) served for 12 years as a magistrate in the Children's Court, where her compassion and outspokenness were legendary – perhaps because of her own beginnings.
This clip introduces Murray Island in the Torres Strait and some of the plaintiffs involved in the claim for native title over the island – James Rice, Father Dave Passi and Koiki 'Eddie’ Mabo.
Professor Garth Nettheim presents historic background to the Murray Island case accompanied by footage of the Torres Strait Islands. Summary by Liz McNiven.
The clip begins with a black-and-white photograph of the Murray Island Courthouse taken in November 1898.