...the only thing we had was the land...
'I was like a little primitive lad growing up, with very little in terms of money, the only thing we had was the land to support the family. We owned quite a lot of land and we could grow things that would last for the whole year and traditionally that was wealth.'
Keywords: childhood, land ownership, Las, Mabo, Benny, Mabo, Edward Koiki, Mabo, Maiga, Mabo's Garden
Nonie Sharp interview with Eddie Mabo, 1981.
Author: Sharp, Nonie
Source: Mabo, Edward Koiki