"The present Queensland Government is a friendly enemy of the black people, as they like to give you the bible & take away your land."

Eddie Mabo (1936 - 1992)

HUMAN RIGHTS ADVOCATE

 

Eddie Koiki Mabo was an Indigenous Torres Straight Islander who fought for Aboriginal land rights in Australia. In 1993, he won his 10-year legal battle in a landmark decision against colonialism which finally recognized land claims for Indigenous people.

 

This piece was made for an auction in Toronto as part of a 2020 fundraiser for Australian bushfire relief. The event raised money for firefighters & wildlife rescue.

 

Very special thanks to the Mabo family for their gracious permission to create this artwork.

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TRUTH (MABO)

1/1 handpainted US military field jacket