Eddie Mabo

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Eddie Mabo

Eddie Mabo Born: June 29 ,1936 Death: January 21, 1992

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Your text hereEdward Koiki Sambo was born in 1936 on Mer, (Murray Island) in the Torres Strait between Australia and Papua New Guinea. He was the son of Robert Zezou Sambo and Annie Mabo of the Piadaram clan. His mother died in childbirth and he was adopted under customary law by his mother's brother, Benny Mabo, and his wife, Maiga to raise as their son. He became Edward Koiki Mabo and from an early age, he learned about his family's land, traditions and heritage

Eddie Mabo He went to school on the island and sooner he went to james cook university.He was a bright student.

BiographyTorres Strait Islander Eddie Koiki Mabo was an Indigenous community leader and human rights activist who achieved national prominence as the successful principal plaintiff in the landmark High Court of Australia ruling on native land title. In 1992 the historic Mabo decision of the High Court of Australia recognised traditional land rights for Australian Indigenous People.

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