Rmit Concert Celebrates Mabo Day

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RMIT concert celebrates Mabo Day 


The 17th anniversary of the High Court’s historic decision on native title was

celebrated this week, with musicians, dancers and speakers gathering at RMIT

University for the annual Mabo Day Concert.


The free concert featured amazing performances from Torres Strait Islander acts

including a youth dance group who travelled to Melbourne all the way from Murray

Island – birthplace and home of Eddie Mabo.


High-quality images of the event and the performers are available on request.


The Mabo Day Concert was presented by RMIT’s Ngarara Willim Indigenous

Centre, in partnership with the City of Melbourne.


Renowned musicians performing on stage included the Liz Cavanagh Band, the

Maza Sisters and Drew Namok.


The Torres Strait Indigenous Cultural Group, Eipe Karem Beizam, performed at the

event, which also included special guest speaker, Don Banu, from the Torres Strait

Regional Authority.


The event also featured information booths and short films about the historical

importance of the High Court decision on 3 June, 1992, which overturned the

doctrine of terra nullius. 


The Mabo Day Concert was held at RMIT’s Kaleide Theatre, Swanston Street, on

Wednesday, 3 June. 


For more information and interviews: 

Ngarara Willim Indigenous Events Officer, John Harding, 0421 548 381. 

Torres Strait Indigenous Cultural Group Manager, Betty Mabo, 0488 173 267.


For general media enquiries: RMIT University Media and Communications,

Gosia Kaszubska, (03) 9925 3176 or 0417 510 735.



4 June, 2009






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