Event Mabo Oration
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Venue Playhouse, South Bank, QLD
First Date 3 June 2005
Opening Date 3 June 2005
Last Date 3 June 2005
Dates Estimated No
Status Professional
World Premiere No
Description Aboriginal leader Noel Pearson is the speaker for the inaugural Mabo Oration.
Hosted by the Anti- Discrimination Commision Queensland and MC'd by Chief Justice, The Honourable Paul de Jersey, this important event is a tribute to Eddie Mabo, a torres Strait Islander who changed the course of Australian history.
Eddie Mabo challenged the claim of 'terra nulius' (no ones land) in Australias High Court. Although he died before tthe historic decision was announced in 1992, his legacy is one of reconcilliation based in law.
Noel Pearson reflects on this legacy in his speech, questioning whether,
Description Source Flyer/Poster
Primary Genre Other
Secondary Genre Test Indigenous
Event Identifier 69683