AustLit logo
person or book cover
Courtesy of UQP
Issue Details: First known date: 1996... 1996 Edward Koiki Mabo : His Life and Struggle for Land Rights
The material on this page is available to AustLit subscribers. If you are a subscriber or are from a subscribing organisation, please log in to gain full access. To explore options for subscribing to this unique teaching, research, and publishing resource for Australian culture and storytelling, please contact us or find out more.

AbstractHistoryArchive Description

The life story of Edward Koiki Mabo a Meriam man of the Torres Strait Islander. This story is about his fight for equality and traditional land rights for his people that eventually led to the historical decision handed down by the High Court that overturned the early colonial ruling of terra nullius.

Notes

  • Dedications to Anne Loos and Netta Mabo
  • Glossary to 'Who was that Boy'
  • Acknowledgements by Noel Loos Townsville

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

Other Formats

  • Also e-book.
  • Also large print.

Works about this Work

[Review] Edward Koiki Mabo : His Life and Struggle for Land Rights Graeme La Macchia , 1997 single work review
— Appears in: Queensland Review , April vol. 4 no. 1 1997; (p. 91-92)

— Review of Edward Koiki Mabo : His Life and Struggle for Land Rights Eddie Mabo , 1996 single work biography
'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)
All About Edward Koiki Mabo 1996 single work review
— Appears in: Koori Mail , 25 September no. 135 1996; (p. 20)

— Review of Edward Koiki Mabo : His Life and Struggle for Land Rights Eddie Mabo , 1996 single work biography
All About Edward Koiki Mabo 1996 single work review
— Appears in: Koori Mail , 25 September no. 135 1996; (p. 20)

— Review of Edward Koiki Mabo : His Life and Struggle for Land Rights Eddie Mabo , 1996 single work biography
[Review] Edward Koiki Mabo : His Life and Struggle for Land Rights Graeme La Macchia , 1997 single work review
— Appears in: Queensland Review , April vol. 4 no. 1 1997; (p. 91-92)

— Review of Edward Koiki Mabo : His Life and Struggle for Land Rights Eddie Mabo , 1996 single work biography
'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)
Last amended 3 Jun 2015 13:52:12
X