By Bryan Keon-Cohen

ISBN-10: 0646591614

ISBN-13: 9780646591612

ISBN-10: 1742983480

ISBN-13: 9781742983486

A Mabo Memoir is an insider's complete account of the Mabo litigation (1982-92) that demonstrated local name 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 popularity in their conventional rights to their land and seas and their recommendations over the last decade; negotiations with the Commonwealth executive; felony reduction hassles; problems and set-backs through the trial performed within the Queensland ideal court docket; repeated assaults by means of the Bjelke-Petersen executive designed to defeat the case; Eddie Mabo's claims (all rejected at trial) and his untimely demise; profitable claims through the remainder plaintiffs; a variety of hearings in and ultimate good fortune within the excessive court docket; the elemental felony rulings in Mabo (No 2); and the case's legacy to present times.

The publication comprises quite a few 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 significance approximately what finally grew to become a turning aspect within the historical past of this country"

Justice Michael Kirby: "...a fantastic tale in human phrases, it's a huge tale in criminal phrases, and most importantly, it's a vitally important tale for the integrity of Australia as a simply nation."

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