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Craig Ritchie — 25 Years of Mabo

The High Court’s decision on June 3rd 1992 upholding Eddie Mabo’s claim that Murray Islanders hold “native title” to three islands within the region continues to reverberate 25 years later.

One of the most important developments in Australian history, it laid to rest the concept of terra nullius, the legal fiction that Australia was an empty land when first occupied by white people.

Craig Ritchie, CEO of the Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies, joins us to discuss the history and significance of the Mabo High Court decision on Native Title, how it works, its successes and challenges, and what it means Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 25 years on.

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Mabo: Life of an Island Man (Documentary),
Follows the life of Eddie Mabo and his fight for recognition of native title. This is a special screening as part of our events marking the 25th anniversary of the Mabo High Court decision.
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