He was a Torres Strait Islander man who is known for his role in a landmark decision of the High Court of Australia that overturned the legal doctrine of terra nullius ('land belonging to nothing, no one') which characterised Australian law with regards to land and title.
To begin honouring the contributions that Eddie Mabo has made for this country NITV have Five Shows dedicated to celebrating Eddie Mabo and also Torres Strait Islander culture and arts.
Eddie Koiki Mabo fights for Australian law to recognise that his people own Murray Island, where they have lived for generations.
Living Black - Mabo Anniversary
This week marks the Anniversary of the High Court of Australia's decision to recognise Native Title. And here on Mabo Day in Townsville - many of the local community have gathered to remember the man who led the legal challenge for land rights - Eddie Mabo.
Away From Country Season 1 Episode 5 - Patty Mills: Out Of The Shadows
NBA superstar, Australian captain and proud Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, Patty Mills shares his story and gives us an insight into what life is like playing for one of the world's most successful sporting teams, the San Antonio Spurs.
Message Sticks Ep2 - A Close Shave
We are invited into the life of a young Torres Strait Islander boy, who will make his transition from Boy to Man. This happens with the first shave, a traditional ceremony.
Torres To The Thames
Torres To The Thames follows the Purple Spider Dance troupe as they perform at a prestigious Festival in England. The experience will strengthen their connection and belief in their Culture.