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Mabo home
...Proper English...
'When I came here I wanted to learn English as best I could and I tried to speak the Oxford kind of English. And when I came to the mainland, I discovered that the people down the streets were talking a completely different type of English all together. But I didn't lose the taste for what I call the proper English.'

Keywords: Exile, 1952, language, Queensland

Nonie Sharp interview with Eddie Mabo, 1981.
Author: Sharp, Nonie
Source: Mabo, Edward Koiki