Edward Koiki Mabo: His Life and Struggle for Land Rights

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University of Queensland Press, 2013 - Biography & Autobiography - 238 pages
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Here, largely in his own words, is the incredible story of Edward Koiki Mabo, from his childhood on the Island of Mer through to his struggle within the union cause and the black rights movement. Tragically, Mabo died just months before the historic High Court native-title decision that destroyed forever the concept of terra nullius. Originally published by UQP in 1996, this new edition has been updated by Mabo's long-time friend historian Noel Loos. New photographs and a preface by esteemed film director Rachel Perkins give this book the new life it deserves. 'He was in the best sense a fighter for equal rights, a rebel, a free-thinker, a restless spirit, a reformer who saw far into the future and far into the past.' Dr Bryan Keon-Cohen AM QC

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Noel Loos is a professor at James Cook University. He is the author of several books on indigenous history and politics, including Aboriginal-European Relations on the North Queensland Frontier 1861–1897, Indigenous Minorities and Education, and Invasion and Resistance. Eddie Koiki Mabo was an Australian who fought for Indigenous land rights.

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