THE MABO ORATION – 25th Anniversary [Queensland]
Monday August 28, 2017 - 6:00 PM
The Playhouse, QPAC
Corner of Melbourne and Grey Streets
South Bank, QLD
Maree Madden & Mike Webb
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About the Show
The Mabo Oration is a biennial event presented by the Anti-Discrimination Commission Queensland and QPAC. It celebrates and pays tribute to Eddie Mabo and the landmark High Court decision which legally recognised that Indigenous people had a special relationship to the land that existed prior to colonisation.
This year, the Oration will take the form of a question and answer panel discussion featuring prominent Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, as well as native title experts. Join host Stan Grant, and panellists Professor Tom Calma AO, Dr Jackie Huggins AM FAHA, Dr Bryan Keon-Cohen AM QC, Jayde Geia and Vonda Malone as they pay tribute to the work of Eddie Mabo and discuss our progress towards Indigenous recognition, human rights, and reconciliation.