The Mabo Oration [Queensland]
Monday June 3, 2019 - 6:00 PM
The Playhouse, QPAC
Corner of Melbourne and Grey Streets
South Bank, QLD
For best Auslan seats - please contact QPAC Groups – 07 3840 7466 or EMAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org
Maree Madden & Mike Webb
Language/ Cultural Consultant:
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 feature Luke Pearson as Orator and Rhianna Patrick (ABC Radio) as Host. Musical acts to be announced.
About Eddie Mabo:
Koiki (‘Eddie‘) Mabo was a crusader for Indigenous land rights: fighting and winning a ten-year legal battle with the Queensland Government in the High Court of Australia in 1992. As a result of this court ruling, the proposition known as Terra Nullius was struck down and Koiki became an icon in the struggle for recognition and land rights by the Indigenous peoples of Australia and the Torres Strait. He died shortly before the High Court brought down its verdict.