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Eddie Mabo

Australian activist


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Edward Koiki Mabo was an Indigenous Australian man from the Torres Strait Islands known for his role in campaigning for Indigenous land rights and in a landmark decision of the High Court of Australia that overturned the legal doctrine of terra nullius that characterised Australian law with regard to land and title, and officially recognised the rights of Aboriginal Australians to own and use the land on which their families had lived for millennia.

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