Mabo Day

Event Name Mabo Day
Start Date 3rd Jun 2017 12:00am
End Date
Duration N/A
Description

Mabo Day occurs annually on 3 June. It commemorates Eddie Koiki Mabo (1936–1992), a Torres Strait Islander whose campaign for Indigenous land rights led to a landmark decision of the High Court of Australia that, on 3 June 1992, overturned the legal fiction of terra nullius which had characterised Australian law with regards to land and title since the voyage of James Cook in 1770. Source: Wikipedia.

Visit http://www.indigenous.gov.au/eddie-mabo-the-man-behind-mabo-day for more information.