By Bryan Keon-Cohen
The writer recounts the historic and criminal context resulting in the graduation of the case in 1982; Eddie Mabo's motivations; the Murray Islanders and their tradition; legal professionals, judges and witnesses concerned; the plaintiffs' claims for reputation in their conventional rights to their land and seas and their suggestions over the last decade; negotiations with the Commonwealth executive; criminal reduction hassles; problems and set-backs throughout the trial carried out within the Queensland preferrred courtroom; repeated assaults through the Bjelke-Petersen executive designed to defeat the case; Eddie Mabo's claims (all rejected at trial) and his untimely demise; winning claims via the rest plaintiffs; numerous hearings in and ultimate luck within the excessive court docket; the fundamental felony rulings in Mabo (No 2); and the case's legacy to present times.
The booklet contains a variety of maps, images, courtroom records, plus wide notes, index and bibliography.
Justice Michael Black: "...a lucid and fascinating exposition of the Mabo litigation. ...as such, this can be a e-book of serious value approximately what finally turned a turning aspect within the background of this country"
Justice Michael Kirby: "...a impressive tale in human phrases, it truly is a big tale in felony phrases, and most importantly, it's a vitally important tale for the integrity of Australia as a simply nation."
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A Mabo Memoir: Islan Kustom to Native Title by Bryan Keon-Cohen