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By Bryan Keon-Cohen

A Mabo Memoir is an insider's entire account of the Mabo litigation (1982-92) that demonstrated local identify in Australia, written for the layman by means of 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; legal professionals, judges and witnesses concerned; the plaintiffs' claims for reputation in their conventional rights to their land and seas and their options over the last decade; negotiations with the Commonwealth executive; criminal relief hassles; problems and set-backs throughout the trial carried out within the Queensland perfect court docket; repeated assaults through the Bjelke-Petersen executive 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 elemental felony rulings in Mabo (No 2); and the case's legacy to present times.

The ebook comprises various maps, images, court docket files, plus vast notes, index and bibliography.

Justice Michael Black: "...a lucid and engaging exposition of the Mabo litigation. such, it is a e-book of significant significance approximately what finally grew to become a turning element within the heritage of this country"

Justice Michael Kirby: "...a outstanding tale in human phrases, it truly 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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