By Bryan Keon-Cohen
The writer recounts the old 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 recommendations over the last decade; negotiations with the Commonwealth govt; criminal reduction hassles; problems and set-backs throughout the trial carried out within the Queensland perfect court docket; repeated assaults by way of the Bjelke-Petersen govt designed to defeat the case; Eddie Mabo's claims (all rejected at trial) and his untimely loss of life; profitable claims by means of the remainder plaintiffs; quite a few 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 publication contains quite a few maps, pictures, court docket records, plus huge notes, index and bibliography.
Justice Michael Black: "...a lucid and fascinating exposition of the Mabo litigation. ...as such, this can be a e-book of significant value approximately what finally grew to become a turning aspect within the historical past of this country"
Justice Michael Kirby: "...a superb tale in human phrases, it's an enormous 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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