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Issue Details: First known date: 1997... 1997 [Review] Edward Koiki Mabo : His Life and Struggle for Land Rights
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'Who was the man whose distinctive surname has achieved such prominence in recent times? Late 20th Century Australian history may well be divided into pre- and post-Mabo periods, such has been the impact of the historic High Court decision of 1992, overturning the doctrine of terra nullius. This book will undoubtedly assist the lay person and the more recent scholarly reader to begin to develop a more complete picture of Edward Koiki Mabo, a man of our time. Professor Noel Loos of James Cook University and the University of Queensland Press have produced a book which deserves to take its place on the bookshelf of every 'thinking Australian'.' (Introduction)

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    y separately published work icon Queensland Review vol. 4 no. 1 April 1997 Z1094607 1997 periodical issue 'Topicality has its drawbacks. In the last issue of the Journal of Australian Studies (UQP), the editor acknowledged that history - acting through the editor of the Courier-Mail - would seem to have overtaken an essay by one of the contributors about Helen Darville. In a somewhat similar way history, in the figure of Minister for Aboriginal Affairs Kev Lingard, has intervened on the situation so powerfully evoked by Ros Kidd in a paper delivered at our annual conference last December and published in the present issue of the Review. A week ago at the time of writing this editorial the Queensland Government acknowledged the justice of the Palm Island Aboriginal community'S compensation claim for many years of less than award wages, apologised to the claimants for the under-payments, and handed over some $50,000 in compensation cheques. Given the historical circumstances it was a fairly modest gesture, but it is to be hoped it will not be the last; and in the current post-Wik climate of opinion it was a welcome and - to many people - unexpected move.' (Editorial)  1997 pg. 91-92
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