AIATSIS Mabo Room

The Mabo Room is currently unavailable for bookings. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

About the Mabo Room

The Mabo room is named after Eddie Koiki Mabo. Eddie, a Meriam man from the island of Mer (Murray Island) in the Torres Straits, was a key plaintiff in a land rights case in the High Court of Australia, today referred to as the ‘Mabo Case’. The case altered the foundation of land law in Australia. After the Mabo case was handed down, the Native Title Act 1993 was passed through the Australian Parliament.

Last reviewed: 2 Mar 2020