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Mabo in the courts : Islander tradition to native title : a memoir / Bryan Keon-Cohen
Bib ID 5718786
Format BookBook
Author
Keon-Cohen, Bryan, 1945-
 
Description North Melbourne, Vic. : Chancery Bold, 2011 
2 v. (xxvii, 608; vi, 191 p.) : col. ill., facsims., geneal. tables, maps, ports. ; 24 cm. 
ISBN 9781921875212
1921875216
Series

Studies in indigenous history and culture (Australian Scholarly Publishing)

Summary

'Mabo in the Courts' is the story of a court case that is a landmark in Australian legal and political history. Narrated by an insider, a lawyer who acted for the plaintiffs, it is at once a memoir and a factual account of dramatic, long-drawn-out, unlikely legal proceedings. The author has also set it against his reflections on the culture and history of the Meriam people of the Torres Strait; his client Eddie Mabo's motivations and premature death; the cut-and-thrust of exchanges between contesting counsel, and between counsel and judges; the effects on the proceedings of political influence and pressure; and the legacy of the High Court's decision, twenty years on. The Mabo Case was a quest for justice by a group of Murray Islanders. In the history of the common law, scores of other cases dealing with Indigenous land rights have been heard in the courts of the former British Empire, and from the Indigenous perspective some were won, some were lost. Mabo, most importantly, was the first of such cases to succeed in Australia.

Full contents
  • Volume 1: Part 1. A test case begins
  • Part 2. Queensland's king hit
  • Part 3. The trial: phase one
  • Part 4. Mabo (No 1)
  • Part 5. The trial: phase 2 and determination
  • Part 6. Mabo (No 2)
  • Index. Volume 2: Appendices
  • Notes
  • Bibliography
  • Cases
 
Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Subjects Mabo, Edward, - 1936-1992 - Trials, litigation, etc.  |  Australia. - High Court. - Mabo and others v. State of Queensland.  |  Native title (Australia)  |  Torres Strait Islanders - Land tenure.  |  Torres Strait Islanders - Legal status, laws, etc.  |  Aboriginal Australians - Land tenure.  |  Aboriginal Australians - Legal status, laws, etc.  |  Land tenure - Law and legislation - Australia  |  Queensland - Trials, litigation, etc.

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