Eddie Mabo

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Birthday
29, 1936
Birthplace
Australia
Death Date
Jan 21, 1992 (55)
Birth Sign
Cancer
Birthday
29, 1936
Birthplace
Australia
Death Date
Jan 21, 1992 (55)

About

Remembered for his role in overturning the Australian legal policy of terra nullius, this political activist fought for indigenous Australians' land rights.

Before Fame

Before becoming an activist, he worked as a gardener at Queensland's James Cook University.

Trivia

He was the posthumous recipient of the 1992 Australian Human Rights Medal.

Family Life

His marriage to fellow activist Bonita Mabo resulted in a child named Gail.

Associated With

He and poet Oodgeroo Noonuccal were both Aboriginal rights activists in Australia.