The Resource Judgement day, (electronic resource)

Judgement day, (electronic resource)

Label
Judgement day
Title
Judgement day
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The ABC Four Corners program reports on the twentieth anniversary of the historic Mabo Case and the legislation of the Native Title Act 1993: "Eddie Mabo was a remarkable Australian who grew up naively believing that he owned his traditional family land in the Torres Strait Islands. He was working as a humble gardener at James Cook University in Townsville when he discovered otherwise, and launched a case that challenged the accepted common law principal of terra nullius - that Australia was essentially unoccupied when white settlers arrived here in 1788. He was David taking on Goliath. Legal Aid was his slingshot. It took ten years, but on June 3 1992, twenty years ago next month, the High Court ruled against terra nullius, and native title was enshrined in common law. But that was just the beginning. What followed was a riveting moment in Australian political and social history, when then-Prime Minister Paul Keating took up the challenge to provide a legislative framework for a ruling that promised to change the fundamental relationship between black and white Australians. It was an intense and highly-charged process of negotiation, with Aboriginal leaders, the states and powerful mining and pastoral interests, with some opponents predicting all kinds of dire outcomes for white Australians. On the eve of the anniversary, Liz Jackson has obtained exclusive interviews with the key architects of Mabo and its outcome, including former High Court Chief Justice Sir Anthony Mason, for this compelling report" [taken from Kerry O'Brien's introduction to the program - ABC TV website]; site also includes written transcript of this particular program
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Four corners (Television program)
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  • Jackson, Liz
  • McGregor, Lisa
  • ABC TV (Australia)
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  • Mabo, Eddie
  • Keating, Paul
  • Hewson, John R
  • Dodson, Michael
  • Court, Richard
  • Mason, Anthony
  • Australia
  • Australia.
  • Native title (Australia)
  • Land tenure
  • Torres Strait Islanders
  • Torres Strait Islanders
Label
Judgement day, (electronic resource)
Link
http://www.abc.net.au/4corners/stories/2012/05/03/3494661.htm
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Publication
Note
  • Title from website (viewed 5/7/12)
  • Presented by Kerry O'Brien
System details
System requirements: flash player required to view video
Type of computer file
Video, images and text
Label
Judgement day, (electronic resource)
Link
http://www.abc.net.au/4corners/stories/2012/05/03/3494661.htm
Publication
Note
  • Title from website (viewed 5/7/12)
  • Presented by Kerry O'Brien
System details
System requirements: flash player required to view video
Type of computer file
Video, images and text

Library Locations

    • Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies (AIATSIS)Borrow it
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