Eddie Mabo

Eddie Mabo

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  • He was an important part of Aboriginal history because of his help campaigning for the land rights of the Aboriginals.
  • Eddie Mabo was an Indigenous Australian Man from the Torres Straits.
  • He was born on the 29 of June 1936 on Murray Island but his mother died during his birth. He was adopted by his uncle, Benny Mabo and changed his surname to Mabo from Sambo.
  • He moved Townsville Queensland in 1959 to find a job.While he was there he had 10 children.
  • Eddie Mabo was very serious about the Terra Nullius. He started the Mabo Decision, that recognised the land rights of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
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