ABORIGINAL

Eddie Mabo
Australia Crest

Eddie Mabo began his fight for Native Title in 1982 on the Torres Strait island of Murray Island.

The barrister credited with the High Court ruling establishing native title, Ron Castan QC, died in Melbourne on 21st October, 1999, aged 59.

Castan argued the Mabo case for 10 years and it was his advocacy that persuaded the High Court in the original Mabo case.


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