Mabo Day remembered [with audio]

Torres Strait and Aboriginal people took part in events across Brisbane on Thursday to commemorate the historic Mabo land rights judgment of 1992.

Aboriginal community leader Sam Watson said the Mabo decision by the High Court on 3 June, 1992, was of great importance to indigenous people.

“Mabo is one of the most significant moments ever achieved in the Aboriginal [and] Torres Strait Island struggle,” he said.

Mr Watson said the celebrations were to remember the 10-year struggle of a small group of men and women from Murray Island which resulted in the historic Mabo decision.

Mabo day community organiser Luke Captain said Mabo Day was a chance for all sections of the community to come together.

“It not just about ethnic people or indigenous people, it’s about everybody,“ he said.

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