Monday 1st June, 12:00pm - 12:30pm AEST
In 2020 due to the COVID-19, South East Queensland Mabo Day Celebrations are going virtual. As we pay respect to Eddie Mabo's Legacy this year, we ask the questions - where are we at today and how do we continue to celebrate, acknowledge and action the legacy of Eddie Mabo in the future. Busty Beatz and Nancy Bamaga will lead a conversation with Charles Passi and Edward Monaei.
On June 3, 1992 – 28 years ago to the day – the High Court historically ruled that the lands of this continent were not terra nullius, overturning the 200 year old myth.
The Brisbane local Mabo Day event was brought into fruition by two Meriam Elders Mrs Nagai and Mrs Sama, from the Zillmere community in North Brisbane.
On the 29.03.2010 The South East Queensland Mabo Day Working Group was formed and for the past 10 years MABO DAY Celebrations have included a large community gatherings across Brisbane connecting church groups, community organisations, government and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Performers - all remembering and celebrating Eddie Koiki Mabo and fellow Murray (Mer) Islanders David Passi, Sam Passi, James Rice and Celuia Salee campaign for Indigenous land rights overturned the legal myth of “terra nullius” which systematically denied land and human rights to Aboriginal & Torres Strait peoples for too long.