To celebrate NAIDOC Week (7–14 July 2019), Supreme Court Library Queensland (SCLQ) is running exclusive guided tours of their exhibition—Overturning terra nullius: the story of native title.

Overturning terra nullius charts the important events and milestones in the history of land rights in Australia. Beginning 60,000 years ago with the first identified indigenous inhabitation of Australia, through Captain James Cook’s declaration of sovereignty in 1770, to the Native Title Act 1993 (Cth) and its amendment in 1998.

Join one of three free tours to learn about the people and judgments that were influential in shaping native title law reform.

The first of these tours will be a special ‘curator insights’ tour with exhibition curator Charla Strelan. To bring the story of native title to life, SCLQ consulted with a group of three experts who brought their own special insights to the Mabo and Wik cases. Charla will talk about the background of the exhibition and introduce some of the people who contributed to its development. 

Book early to avoid missing out. Numbers are strictly limited and bookings are essential (strictly no walk-ins). Visit the library website for details.

What is Native Title? sign at start of exhibition


About Supreme Court Library events

The Supreme Court Library of Queensland is pleased to host a variety of events throughout the year.


Sir Harry Gibbs Legal Heritage Centre
Ground floor
Queen Elizabeth II Courts of Law
415 George Street, Brisbane