A range of events commemorating the 30 year anniversary of the Mabo Decision or inspired by the legacy of Eddie Koiki Mabo are being held throughout 2022. Upcoming and past events can be found below.

Mayo Lecture 2022

The Mayo Lecture is an annual event run by the College of Business, Law and Governance in conjunction with the James Cook University Law Students Society (JCULSS) in honour of Mrs Marylyn Mayo, JCU's foundation law staff member. The JCULSS instituted the Mayo Lecture in 1991 as a tribute to Marylyn's work in maintaining a law presence at JCU and, ultimately, in establishing the full law degree here.

This year’s Mayo Lecture will be delivered by His Honour Justice Lincoln Crowley.

Date: 14 October 2022
Time: 6.30 – 7.30pm
Venue: Science Place lecture auditorium.

The lecture will be followed by light refreshments at Central Plaza.

Other JCU events

We don’t have any specific events planned at the moment. Keep an eye on this page for future events.

Community Events

Street March

10.00am - commencing Walker Street (Perfume Gardens) through CBD to the Mabo Memorial Monument, Central Park, South Townsville.

Opening Ceremony

11.00am - Official ceremony at Eddie Koiki Mabo monument (in Central Park beside Ross Creek) followed by further celebrations (12.00pm - 6.00pm) including guest speakers, live entertainment, traditional dancing, food stalls, arts & crafts stalls.

9am to 8pm, AMR Hall, 33-37 Aitken Street, Aitkenvale. Live entertainment, traditional dancing, food stalls, arts & crafts stalls.

10am to 1pm, AMR Hall, 33-37 Aitken Street, Aitkenvale. Church Service followed by Sunday Dinner.

For further details on these events contact the organisers:

  • Mr Francis Tapim Snr 0418 986 791
  • Mrs Jan Pool 0455 611 550
  • Mrs Angie Akee 0457 680 506
  • Mr Randal Ross 0407 739 685

Download the Mabo Day 2022 Celebration Guide (PDF, 4485 KB)

Mabo Day Festival poster.

Hi, this is Gail Mabo, I’d love for you to come down to Riverway and join us for a fantastic evening of song and dance (and other activities) to celebrate the 30th Anniversary of the Mabo Decision.

Come and join us!