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Mabo
ABC  |  June 10, 2012

This telemovie tells the story of Eddie 'Koiki' Mabo, the Torres Strait Islander, who left school at 15, yet spearheaded the High Court challenge that overthrew the fiction of terra nullius. It traces Koiki's life, through his early exile from his beloved Murray Island, his years of working on the trochus trawlers and the outback railways, to his decision to embrace activism in order to change rights and freedoms for Indigenous Australians. It also tells of his struggles to begin a school specifically for Aboriginal and Islander children.

This telemovie tells the story of Eddie 'Koiki' Mabo, the Torres Strait Islander, who left school at 15, yet spearheaded the High Court challenge that overthrew the fiction of terra nullius. It traces Koiki's life, through his early exile from his beloved Murray Island, his years of working on the trochus trawlers and the outback railways, to his decision to embrace activism in order to change rights and freedoms for Indigenous Australians. It also tells of his struggles to begin a school specifically for Aboriginal and Islander children.

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