...the legacy of Eddie Mabo...
'The legacy of Eddie Mabo is obviously very significant. Fundamentally he has corrected an historical wrong. He has delivered to the nation a national land rights scheme and said to the nation here it is, you now build on that for the future and provide some equitable recognition of history and some firm economic and cultural foundation for the future development of both Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal societies in this country.'
Keywords: Keon-Cohen, Bryan, Mabo, Edward Koiki, Mabo judgement
'Mabo Life of an Island Man', 1997.
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Source: Keon-Cohen, Bryan