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By Bryan Keon-Cohen

A Mabo Memoir is an insider's entire account of the Mabo litigation (1982-92) that verified local name in Australia, written for the layman by means of the plaintiffs' counsel.

The writer recounts the old and criminal context resulting in the graduation of the case in 1982; Eddie Mabo's motivations; the Murray Islanders and their tradition; attorneys, judges and witnesses concerned; the plaintiffs' claims for attractiveness in their conventional rights to their land and seas and their options over the last decade; negotiations with the Commonwealth govt; felony relief hassles; problems and set-backs throughout the trial performed within the Queensland ultimate courtroom; 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 demise; winning claims via the remainder plaintiffs; quite a few hearings in and ultimate good fortune within the excessive court docket; the fundamental criminal rulings in Mabo (No 2); and the case's legacy to present times.

The e-book comprises a number of maps, photographs, court docket records, plus huge notes, index and bibliography.

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

Justice Michael Kirby: "...a marvelous tale in human phrases, it's a tremendous tale in felony phrases, and most importantly, it's a extremely important tale for the integrity of Australia as a simply nation."

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