Edward Koiki Mabo: His Life and Struggle for Land Rights

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University of Queensland Press, 2013 - Biography & Autobiography - 296 pages
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Here, largely in his own words, is the incredible life 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 as well as the historic High Court native-title decision, handed down just months after Mabo died, which destroyed forever the concept of terra nullius. Originally published in 1996, this new edition has been updated by Mabo’s longtime friend, historian Noel Loos. New photographs and a preface by esteemed film director Rachel Perkins give this book the new life it deserves.

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About the author (2013)

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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