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n. (context AU informal English) The High Court case, ''Mabo v Queensland (No 2)'', which rejected the doctrine of terra nullius, in favour of the common law doctrine of aboriginal title.


Mabo may refer to:

  • Mabo, Togo, a village in Togo
  • Eddie Mabo (1936–1992), from Australia's Torres Strait Islands, who fought a court case over the title to his tribe's traditional lands
    • Mabo (film), a 2012 Australian telemovie about Eddie Mabo's battle for Aboriginal land title rights
    • Mabo v Queensland (No 1) (1988), court case striking down the Coast Islands Act under the Racial Discrimination Act 1975
    • Mabo v Queensland (No 2) (1992), court case recognizing native title in Australia for the first time
    • Mabo: Life of an Island Man, a film produced and co-directed by Trevor Graham
  • '' Ma Bo (Chinese writer, born 1947), Blood Red Sunset
Mabo (film)

Mabo is an Australian docudrama TV film, released in 2012, which relates the successful legal battle waged by Torres Strait Islander man Eddie Koiki Mabo to bring about native land title legislation. The title role is played by Jimi Bani and that of his wife, Bonita Mabo, by Deborah Mailman. The film was written by Sue Smith and directed by Rachel Perkins. It was produced by the ABC and Blackfella Films with the assistance of SBS and filmed at Mer Island ( Torres Strait), Magnetic Island, Brisbane and Canberra. It premiered at the Sydney Film Festival 2012.