In 1962 Mabo became a founding member of the Townsville Branch of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders' Advancement League.
The League was an organisation which was formed in 1957 to address issues of employment, housing, health and education.
Mabo became the Secretary of the Townsville branch, a position he held for seven years.
However, in 1970, he resigned from the League because of the involvement of people he considered to be insincere 'do-gooders'.
The Advancement League
Aboriginal Advancement League, Townsville
activism, human rights, indigenous rights, Mabo, Edward Koiki, politics, Torres Strait, Townsville
Aboriginal Land Act 1970, Lake Tyers, land rights, missions, reserves, Victoria
Arnhem Land, bark petition, Blackburn, Justice, Gove, Gove Case, Kakadu National Park, Marika, Roy, Northern Territory, Yirrkala, Yolgnu, Yunupingu, Galarrwuy
The Gurindji Strike
Australian Labor Party, Communist Party of Australia, Gurindji, land rights, Lingiarri, Vincent, Northern Territory, pastoralism, resistance, strike, The Northern Territory Land Rights Act, trade unions, Vestey, Lord, Whitlam, Gough
May, 27, 1967
1967 referendum, activism, citizenship, human rights, Inter-racial Seminar, justice, Mabo, Edward Koiki, vote
Increasing Popularity Of Land Rights
Aboriginal Advancement League, Australian Labor Party, land rights, politics, Whitlam, Gough
activism, Mabo, Edward Koiki, Townsville, Townsville, Yumba Meta Housing Co-op
activism, land rights, land rights, resistance, strike, unionism
Federal Attitude to Aborigines Unstable
Aboriginal Advancement League, aborigines, Federal Government, Australia, pearling industry, Torres Strait