Mabo Day 2017

June 3, 2017 in Australia

Australia celebrates Mabo Day on June 03, 2017, which is so far an official holiday in Torres Shire. Mabo Day commemorates a historic decision by the High Court of Australia in 1992 by which the assumption that Australia had been a terra nullus at the time when the European settlers came, was overturned. It was that assumption, a legal fiction that allowed the settlers to take away the land from the Aborigines because a terra nullus is land that does not belong to anyone. Mabo Day got its name from Eddie Koiki Mabo, a man from Torres Strait Island who arose a campaign for Indigenous land rights. It is due to him and his campaign that Australian landmark law got changed to the benefit of Australian Indigenous people.

Where is the event?
Nationwide
Australia

When is the event?
Saturday, the 3rd of June 2017
Only 177 days left!

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