Hosted by Luke Carroll, 480 will cover themes of ANZAC, Mabo, land rights, native title and NAIDOC and aim to recognise and celebrate important events and anniversaries occurring in 2012 for the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people - all in less than 480 seconds. Two men; one from the sky - Leonard Waters and the other from the trenches - Albert Knight, made Australia and their people proud when they enlisted for war.
Follow the story of two soldiers with very similar goals, yet their journeys turn out completely differently. It was during the time when Indigenous men were not allowed to serve due to the colour of their skin.
To celebrate the 20th anniversary of the High Court's decision in the MABO case, Message Stick has produced 480: MABO - a 5 x 8' mini-documentary series which looks back over the history of land rights, Eddie Mabo and his role in a landmark decision made by the courts that overturned the legal doctrine of terra nullius.
Through the 60s and 70s the Land Rights movement erupted onto the streets across the nation. The Gurindji people walked off Vesty's station and the Aboriginal people of Wreck Bay rejected the government's offer of a lease, stating they wanted full title over their land. For Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander nations the dream of regaining their land again was becoming a reality.