By Bryan Keon-Cohen
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. ...as 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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