I'm reading a essay making claims about the case Australian Mabo case from 1992.
The essay states:
...the High Court (notwithstanding finding that the Aboriginal people of Australia were the traditional owners of the land), ...
My understanding is that the case provides for Aboriginal people who have 'a continuing connection with the land' to make a claim in Native title. I don't believe that's the same as saying "the Aboriginal People were the traditional owners of the land."
My question is: Does Mabo v the State of Queensland (1992) 175 CLR 1 state that "The Aboriginal people we the traditional owners of the land"?