Mabo: Life of an Island Man | 1996

Documentary
Story follows the life and death of Mabo, a Torres Strait Islander who fought the Australian government for the right to his own land. The Mabo Decision was handed down in June of 1992, five months after Mabo's death ...more
Director: Trevor Graham
Stars: N/A

Company

Film Australia Productions

Production Company

Synopsis

Story follows the life and death of Mabo, a Torres Strait Islander who fought the Australian government for the right to his own land. The Mabo Decision was handed down in June of 1992, five months after Mabo's death from cancer. It stated that the long held assumption that Australia could be considered "terra nullius"--meaning that because the indigenous people had no concept of ownership, the Torres Strait was technically unoccupied--was false.

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