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Eddie Mabo

Eddie Mabojune 29, 1936-january 21, 1992


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BiographyEddie Mabo was born on june 29, 1936, murray island and died on january 21, 1992, brisbane. Eddie Mabo, like other Murray islanders was taught about his familys land but at the time in the torres strait islands life was strictly regulated by the queensland government through their island Council, and as a result of a teenage prank the council removed him from his home. his mother died shortly after his birth and his unkle Benny Mabo and his wife were trusted to raise him.Eddie Mabo went to a primary school on the island and was a bright student. he also went to James Cook University Townsville.Mabo had 10 children.He was best remaimbered for being an indigionous community leader and humen rights sucessful principal plantif in landmark high courght of australia ruling on native land.

what made eddie mabo significentEddie Mabo was a Torres Strait Islander who became famous in Australian history for his role in a landmark decision of the High Court of Australia that overturned the legal statute of terra nullius which characterized Australian law with regards to land and title.

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