By Bryan Keon-Cohen
The writer recounts the ancient 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 concepts over the last decade; negotiations with the Commonwealth govt; criminal reduction hassles; problems and set-backs through the trial performed within the Queensland very best court docket; repeated assaults by means of the Bjelke-Petersen govt designed to defeat the case; Eddie Mabo's claims (all rejected at trial) and his untimely dying; profitable claims through the rest plaintiffs; a number of hearings in and ultimate luck within the excessive courtroom; the fundamental felony rulings in Mabo (No 2); and the case's legacy to present times.
The e-book comprises various maps, photographs, courtroom records, plus wide notes, index and bibliography.
Justice Michael Black: "...a lucid and fascinating exposition of the Mabo litigation. ...as such, it is a booklet of serious value approximately what eventually turned a turning element within the heritage of this country"
Justice Michael Kirby: "...a brilliant tale in human phrases, it really is a tremendous tale in criminal phrases, and most importantly, it's a extremely important tale for the integrity of Australia as a simply nation."
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