Annual Mabo Lecture 2013
Mabo and Others: Products or Agents of Progress?
Tuesday 18 June 2013
Sir George Kneipp Auditorium
videolinked to our campuses in Cairns, Mackay, Mount Isa,
Thursday Island and Singapore
presented by Dr Bryan Keon-Cohen, AM, QC,
Acclaimed author of A Mabo Memoir: Islan Kustom to Native Title.
Dr Keon-Cohen will consider the Mabo litigation to examine if Eddie Mabo and his fellow plaintiffs were only products of change or if they were essential agents in the process. With reference to his book, Dr Keon-Cohen will isolate the roles of the plaintiffs and their supporters as well as those of the institutions involved, such as the High Court led by Sir Anthony Mason and Queensland's Bjelke-Peterson government of the 1980's. Register here