UQ’s School of Law commemorates the legacy of Eddie Koiki Mabo

7 Jun 2017

It’s been 25 years since Eddie Koiki Mabo’s campaign for Indigenous land rights led the High Court to famously overturn the previous laws of traditional land ownership but the gravitas of time and his extraordinary achievements isn’t lost on The University of Queensland.

UQ will acknowledge the historical event and the 25-year milestone when it hosts Mabo: The Legacy on June 9 – a panel discussion based on the legacy of Mabo at the UQ Art Museum on June 9.

Held in conjunction by the TC Beirne School of Law, School of Social Science and the Office of the Pro Vice Chancellor (Indigenous Engagement), the event will feature five exceptionally qualified speakers.

The panel will be chaired by Avelina Tarrago, Vice-President of the Indigenous Lawyers Association of Queensland who has been admitted as a legal practitioner in the Supreme Court of Queensland since 2009.

Fellow panelists include Getano Lui AM, Torres Strait Regional Authority, Member for Iama (Yam Island), UQ Professor Anthropology David Trigger, Carpentaria Land Council Aboriginal Corporation Director Murrandoo Yanner and one of Australia’s leading Native Title barristers Joshua Creamer from Griffith Chambers Brisbane.

Mabo: The Legacy will be held at the UQ Art Museum from 5.45pm-8pm on June 9.