TLF ID M013872
This is a two-page PDF fact sheet that provides information related to Mabo decision of 1992, which recognised Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples’ rights as the traditional owners of their land. Named after Eddie Mabo, the ten-year court case fought for the rights of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and was the catalyst for the Australian Parliament passing the Native Title Act in 1993. This document provides a profile of Eddie Mabo, the importance of the case and a clear description of native title and what it means to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. A series of questions are provided to stimulate classroom discussion.