By Bryan Keon-Cohen
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. ...as 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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