By Bryan Keon-Cohen

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

The writer recounts the historic 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 reputation in their conventional rights to their land and seas and their options over the last decade; negotiations with the Commonwealth govt; felony reduction hassles; problems and set-backs throughout the trial performed within the Queensland preferrred court docket; 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 dying; profitable claims through the remainder plaintiffs; a number of hearings in and ultimate good fortune within the excessive courtroom; the elemental felony rulings in Mabo (No 2); and the case's legacy to present times.

The publication contains various maps, pictures, court docket records, plus broad notes, index and bibliography.

Justice Michael Black: "...a lucid and fascinating exposition of the Mabo litigation. such, it is a booklet of serious significance approximately what eventually turned a turning element within the background of this country"

Justice Michael Kirby: "...a brilliant tale in human phrases, it truly is an incredible 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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