Text 3 June: a significant date - the Mabo decision

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.




Educational details

Educational value
  • This is a particularly valuable resource for the year 10 history content description exploring the Mabo decision of 1992. This resource discusses the enormous impact of the Mabo decision on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples being acknowledged as traditional owners of their land. The resource provides a valuable definition of native title and its importance and includes a helpful list of questions to stimulate further discussion.
  • This resource is relevant for exploring the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories and cultures cross-curriculum priority of the Australian Curriculum. It particularly supports the cultural priority exploring the history of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and the improvement of native title rights over time.
Year level

10

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  • Name: Education Services Australia
  • Organization: Education Services Australia
  • Description: Data manager
  • Address: VIC, AUSTRALIA
  • URL: http://www.esa.edu.au/
  • Copyright Holder
  • Name: Reconciliation Australia
  • Organization: Reconciliation Australia
  • URL: http://www.reconciliation.org.au/home/about-us
  • Publisher
  • Name: Reconciliation Australia
  • Organization: Reconciliation Australia
  • Description: Publisher
  • URL: http://www.reconciliation.org.au/home/about-us
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  • Name: Education Services Australia Ltd
  • Organisation: Education Services Australia Ltd
  • Address: AUSTRALIA
  • URL: www.esa.edu.au
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  • © Reconciliation Australia. This material may be used and reproduced free of charge for non-commercial educational purposes, provided all acknowledgements are retained.