...He experienced racism...
'He would have experienced racism and rejection, that he didn't belong in this community. And I think his answer to that was to move into a political mode. It was the only way. I mean some of his country people turned to religion. But he chose to work in the political arena. Aboriginal and Islander people at that time, by and large were not advocates. They may have been quiet advocates in their own communities, but they weren't public, they didn't challenge the system. Eddie did.'
Keywords: Jardine Valley, Mabo, Edward Koiki, Marriage to Bonita, 10/10/1959, politics, racism, Reynolds, Margaret, 1997
Margaret Reynolds interviewed by Trevor Graham, 1996.
Author: Graham, Trevor
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Source: Reynolds, Margaret