...My name is Edward Mabo...
Eddie quote from a 'manifesto' on Mabo Case:
'My name is Edward Mabo, but my island name is Koiki. My family has occupied the land here for hundreds of years before Captain Cook was born. They are now trying to say I cannot own it. The present Queensland Government is a friendly enemy of the black people as they like to give you the bible and take away your land. We should stop calling them boss. We must be proud to live in our own palm leaf houses like our fathers before us.'
Keywords: activism, Cook, Captain James, Mabo, Edward Koiki, manifesto, Queensland Government, 1980s
Author: Graham, Trevor.
© Mabo Family Collection
Source: Mabo, Edward Koiki