Sunday, June 3, 2012

Eddie Mabo

This is an amazing story of change, and of the persistence required for this change to happen.  This article is just one of many to cover the twentieth anniversary of this landmark change.

The National Library of Australia has key papers from this as part of their collection, and, quoting from their website,
In 2001, the Mabo Papers were placed on UNESCO’s Memory of the World International Register, in recognition of their unique place in history and the acknowledgement of Indigenous land rights.

It is also a reminder of the importance of Indigenous Knowledge, and how it is collected, preserved and accessed in libraries.

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