...One of Australia's twenty most influential figures...
In 1992, the year of his death, Eddie Mabo, along with his fellow Islander plaintiffs, was awarded the Human Rights Medal, by the Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission.
In January 1993 the Australian newspaper declared Mabo 'Australian of the Year', and The Age newspaper in Melbourne described him as one of Australia's twenty most influential figures.
Keywords: determinations, High Court of Australia, Mabo, Edward Koiki, Mabo judgement, 1992-1993
Receiving Human Rights Award, 1992. L-R: Barbara Hocking, James Rice, Bonita Mabo, Dave Passi, Ron Castan. Still: Courtesy of Barbara Hocking.
Author: Graham, Trevor