In this excerpt the lyrics serve as an oral history of Mabo's struggle and tell the story of his case, making peace with his people (from his homeland of Mer, or Murray Island) and his untimely dea
Sharon Connolly, producer and former CEO of Film Australia (pictured at left in the cover image), talks about her work as producer on the film Land Bilong Islanders (1989, Trevor Graham, A
After the desecration of Eddie Mabo's grave in Townsville his family decide to take his body to Mer and bury him there.
This song is an anthem, a celebration. Yothu Yindi, famous for their 1991 song 'Treaty', sing here about Mabo's native title victory and the death of terra nullius.
The Queensland Department of Aboriginal Affairs would not allow Mabo back to Mer, so Eddie stayed in Townsville with his family and became an activist.
To celebrate NAIDOC Week, this month’s Deep Dive looks at Mabo: Life of an Island Man (1997) and features a yarn with Indigenous Connections Manager Tasha James and the film's director, Trevor Graham.
It is 1993. Dr John Hewson exclaims to the Parliament that the passing of the 'Mabo Bill’ will be a day of shame for Australia.
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.
Eddie Mabo - remembering the man behind the monumental land rights case handed down 25 years ago by the High Court of Australia.
On 3 June 1992, the High Court handed down its judgment in the Mabo case.