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Rotanna and Sam Passi sitting at an outside table under trees, Murray Island, Queensland, January 1989, 1 / Trevor Graham
Bib ID 7833586
Format PicturePicture [still image, unmediated carrier]
Author
Graham, Trevor, photographer
 
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Description 1989 
1 negative : colour ; 35 mm 
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Collection of negatives relating to the documentary films Land bilong Islanders and Mabo: life of an island man, 1989-1992.

Biography/History

Sam Passi was initially one of five plaintiffs in Eddie Mabo and Others v. The State of Queensland and the Commonwealth of Australia (1982) who, on behalf of the Meriam people, sought legal recognition of their ownership of the land in the High Court of Australia.

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Title devised by cataloguer from acquisitions documentation.

Part of the collection: Collection of negatives relating to the documentary films Land bilong Islanders and Mabo: life of an island man, 1989-1992.

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Subjects Passi, Sam, 1912-1990 -- Photographs.  |  Passi, Rotanna -- Photographs.  |  Australia. High Court. Mabo and others v. State of Queensland.  |  Native title - Cases - Mabo.  |  Torres Strait Islanders -- Queensland -- Murray Island -- Photographs.  |  Meriam people (Y3) (Qld TSI SC55-05).  |  Women -- Queensland -- Murray Island -- Photographs.  |  Men -- Queensland -- Murray Island -- Photographs.  |  Mer / Murray Island (Qld TSI SC55-05)  |  Murray Island (Qld.) -- Photographs.
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