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‘Overturning terra nullius: the story of native title’
July 24 - September 30 | 8:30am - 4:30pm| Free
Supreme Court Library Queensland’s new exhibition, ‘Overturning terra nullius: the story of native title’ is now open in Sir Harry Gibbs Legal Heritage Centre.
With Captain James Cook’s declaration of sovereignty in 1770, all inhabitants of Australia became subject to the law of England and the native title rights of First Nation peoples to occupy, use and enjoy traditional lands were ignored. It would be over 220 years before the Native Title Act 1993 (Cth) would restore some legal recognition of these original and enduring rights nationwide.
Learn about the people and the two judgments that were particularly influential in shaping native title law reform – Mabo v Queensland (No. 2)  HCA 23 and Wik Peoples v Queensland  HCA 40.