What was Mabo about?

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Mabo (properly cited Mabo [no2] 175 CLR 1) related to the concept of native title. This dispute put in question the validity of the use of 'Terra Nullius' as a means of establishing English law under the doctrine of reception. It was found that the land did belong to the aborigines, and hence should have been conquered rather than settled by the first fleet.

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Eddie Mabo was an important person because he caused the reinterpretation of the beginning of law in Australia (see answer for What was Mabo about). It was the findings of the court that lead to the concept of native title and attempted to restore some rights of the Aboriginal people in terms of land.

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