Terra nullius is overturned, Eddie and Bonita return home

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Clip from Mabo  |  ABC  |  June 10, 2012

Bryan Keon-Cohen walks alone to the High Court to hear the ruling. The judges find 6:1 in favour of Mabo and Mer Islanders, effectively overturning terra nullius. Meanwhile, Bonita and her son drive towards Canberra, but their car breaks down before they make it. They join an older couple camping on the side of the road and listen to the ruling on the radio. Keon-Cohen informs the Mer Islanders, and we hear Eddie 'Koiki' Mabo reads his final letter. Archival footage shows Bonita, Eddie and Murra

Bryan Keon-Cohen walks alone to the High Court to hear the ruling. The judges find 6:1 in favour of Mabo and Mer Islanders, effectively overturning terra nullius. Meanwhile, Bonita and her son drive towards Canberra, but their car breaks down before they make it. They join an older couple camping on the side of the road and listen to the ruling on the radio. Keon-Cohen informs the Mer Islanders, and we hear Eddie 'Koiki' Mabo reads his final letter. Archival footage shows Bonita, Eddie and Murra

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