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"They like to give you the bible & take away your land."

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Eddie Mabo (1936 - 1992)



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. 


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

1/1 handpainted US military jacket


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