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By Bryan Keon-Cohen

A Mabo Memoir is an insider's finished account of the Mabo litigation (1982-92) that tested local identify in Australia, written for the layman through the plaintiffs' counsel.

The writer recounts the historic and felony context resulting in the graduation of the case in 1982; Eddie Mabo's motivations; the Murray Islanders and their tradition; attorneys, judges and witnesses concerned; the plaintiffs' claims for popularity in their conventional rights to their land and seas and their suggestions over the last decade; negotiations with the Commonwealth executive; felony reduction hassles; problems and set-backs through the trial performed within the Queensland ideally suited court docket; repeated assaults via the Bjelke-Petersen govt designed to defeat the case; Eddie Mabo's claims (all rejected at trial) and his untimely dying; winning claims through the rest plaintiffs; quite a few 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 e-book comprises a number of maps, pictures, court docket records, plus large notes, index and bibliography.

Justice Michael Black: "...a lucid and engaging exposition of the Mabo litigation. such, this can be a publication of serious value approximately what eventually turned a turning element within the heritage of this country"

Justice Michael Kirby: "...a magnificent tale in human phrases, it really is an incredible 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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