...To my people...
To my people, the Torres Strait Islanders.
The aim of this court case is to force the Queensland Government to accept the Native Title of people in the Torres Strait. Because we lived in these islands in settled villages and we made gardens long before the Whiteman ever thought about coming to our side of the world.
Keywords: gardening, land use, Mabo, Edward Koiki, manifesto, native title, Queensland, Torres Strait Islanders
'Life of an Island Man', 1997.
Author: Graham, Trevor
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Source: Mabo, Edward Koiki