Papers of Eddie Mabo [manuscript]. 1943-1992.


Papers of Eddie Mabo [manuscript]. 1943-1992.

The papers have been arranged into the following series: 1. Diaries, 1976, 1985-92. 2. Employment and personal, 1943, 1959-92. 3. Business ventures, 1968-91. 4. Black Community School, Townsville, 1973-84. 5. Yumba Meta Housing Association, 1973-82. 6. National Aboriginal Education Committee, 1980-87. 7. Diploma of Teaching Course, Townsville C.A.E./James Cook University, 1981-84. 8. Land claim, 1982-92. 9. Australian Institute of Aboriginal Studies, 1978-89. 10. ABIS Community Co-operative Society Limited, 1985-87. 11. Murray Island Community Council, 1985-91. 12. Moomba Festival, 1986-87. 13. 5th Festival of Pacific Arts, Townsville, 1986-88. 14. Magani Malu Kes/Torres Strait independence movement, 1980-91. 15. Aboriginal and Torres Strait islander Commission, 1989-90. 16. Other Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander related activities, 1981-91. 17. Printed material, 1978-89. Additional 2.8 m. of material received, which remains restricted until sorted and access determined.

2.7 m. (19 boxes) + 1 folio.


SNAC Resource ID: 7077799

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