...We only had a tin of jam...
Eddie Koiki Mabo:
'We only had a tin of jam and a dugong spear to educate us. That's about all we had. And its very shameful for a country like this to be able to treat its indigenous people in this regard. How many Black Australians can you see around the campus. It's a really shameful thing.'
Keywords: education, indigenous Australians, James Cook University, Mer, Queensland Government, racism
'Mabo - Life of an Island Man', 1997.
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Source: Mabo, Edward Koiki