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; attorneys, judges and witnesses concerned; the plaintiffs' claims for acceptance in their conventional rights to their land and seas and their options over the last decade; negotiations with the Commonwealth executive; criminal relief hassles; problems and set-backs in the course of the trial carried out within the Queensland best courtroom; repeated assaults through the Bjelke-Petersen executive designed to defeat the case; Eddie Mabo's claims (all rejected at trial) and his untimely demise; winning claims by means of the rest plaintiffs; quite a few 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 e-book comprises quite a few maps, pictures, courtroom files, plus huge notes, index and bibliography.
Justice Michael Black: "...a lucid and engaging exposition of the Mabo litigation. ...as such, it is a ebook of significant value approximately what eventually grew to become a turning element within the heritage of this country"
Justice Michael Kirby: "...a fabulous tale in human phrases, it really is a major tale in criminal phrases, and most importantly, it's a extremely important tale for the integrity of Australia as a simply nation."
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