By Bryan Keon-Cohen
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 popularity in their conventional rights to their land and seas and their options over the last decade; negotiations with the Commonwealth govt; criminal relief hassles; problems and set-backs throughout the trial carried out within the Queensland ideally suited courtroom; repeated assaults via 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 via the rest plaintiffs; numerous hearings in and ultimate luck within the excessive court docket; the fundamental felony rulings in Mabo (No 2); and the case's legacy to present times.
The e-book contains a variety of maps, pictures, court docket files, plus vast notes, index and bibliography.
Justice Michael Black: "...a lucid and engaging exposition of the Mabo litigation. ...as such, it is a publication of serious value approximately what eventually turned a turning aspect within the historical past of this country"
Justice Michael Kirby: "...a great tale in human phrases, it really is a major 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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