...Excerpt from Mabo lecture...
'I don't want to be a white man and I expect you don't want to be a back man either,...What I know about my people and our culture did not come from any books written by academics. My text books were my parents, especially my late mother and father Maiga and Benny Mabo and so many other people who contributed to my traditional education...my family totems are the shark and Torres Strait pigeon...'
Keywords: James Cook University, Mabo, Benny, Mabo, Edward Koiki, Mabo, Maiga, totems, 1980s
Quote from lectures by Eddie Mabo 1980s, James Cook University.
Author: Mabo, Edward Koiki© Film Australia
Source: Mabo, Edward Koiki