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Papers of Bryan Keon-Cohen [manuscript] : the Mabo case, 1981-2000
Bib ID 878792
Format ManuscriptManuscript, OnlineOnline
Author
Keon-Cohen, Bryan, 1945-
 
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Description 1981-2000 
7.95 m. (12 boxes) + 14 cartons + 4 fol. boxes 
Summary

MS 9518 comprises material generated during the Mabo litigation (1982-1992), conducted in both the Supreme Court of Queensland and the High Court of Australia. The litgation produced two High Court decisions, reported, Mabo (No 1) (1988) 166 CLR 186, and Mabo (No 2) (1992) 175 CLR 1. The material includes pleadings (e.g. claim, defence, Plaintiffs' Statement of Facts), applications, court transcripts, exhibits, witness statements, counsels’ submissions, correspondence, memoranda, photos, press articles, other published articles, legal authorities, a CD, and research material (12 boxes, 14 cartons, 4 fol. boxes).

Biography/History

Dr Bryan A Keon-Cohen AM QC commenced practice at the Victorian Bar in 1982. His legal practice focused on civil matters, especially native title claims (including Mabo) and migration appeals in the Federal and High Courts. Keon-Cohen's professional career included lecturer, law school, Monash University (1974-1978); research officer, Australian Law Reform Commission (1979-1981); barrister 1982-2016; Queen's Counsel, appointed 1996; Principal Legal Officer, Mirimbiak Nations Aboriginal Corporation, Melbourne, 1999-2001 (being the native title representative body for Victoria). See Who’s Who (Australia, 2017).

Notes

Manuscript reference no.: MS 9518.

Associated materials: Papers of Bryan Keon-Cohen: academic and practice materials, 1966-2009, MS Acc03.205, MS Acc05.063, MS Acc10.117 (NLA MS 10128).

Selected item(s) available online http://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-224077217

Index/Finding Aid Note Finding aid available online; to be used in conjunction with the index prepared by Dr Keon-Cohen (refer to staff for access). 
Subjects Keon-Cohen, Bryan, 1945- -- Archives.  |  Mabo, Edward, 1936-1992 -- Trials, litigation, etc.  |  Australia. Native Title Act 1993.  |  Lawyers -- Australia -- Archives.  |  Native title (Australia)  |  Aboriginal Australians -- Land tenure.  |  Torres Strait Islanders -- Land tenure.  |  Land tenure -- Queensland -- Murray Island.
Time Coverage 1981-2000 
Occupation Lawyers.  |  Authors.
Other authors/contributors McIntyre, Greg  |  Queensland. Supreme Court  |  Australia. High Court
Exhibited Exhibited: "Treasures Gallery", National Library of Australia, 3 December 2012 - 3 May 2013.  Selected items exhibited in: "Treasures Gallery", National Library of Australia, 12 June 2012 - 23 September 2012.  Selected items exhibited in: "Treasures Gallery", National Library of Australia, 7 October 2011 - 15 December 2012. 

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