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Moynihan's Findings
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More than a year later, in November 1990, he delivered a three volume report to the High Court in Canberra.

The judge concluded that Murray Islanders had an enduring relationship to their land, that could be categorised as 'customary land ownership'.

However his view of the evidence presented by Eddie Mabo was another matter. The judge discredited much of Mabo's evidence unless other reliable witnesses corroborated it. Mabo's claim to 36 blocks of land on Mer were denied.

Moynihan's findings threatened to sink the Mabo Case, now entering its ninth year.
Moynihan's Findings
Topic
Dec, 16, 1990
adoption, inheritance, Mabo, Edward Koiki, Mabo v Queensland No.1, Moynihan, Justice Martin, Moynihan's findings
Adoption
Topic
Jun, 29, 1936
adoption, gardening, inheritance, Las, Mabo, Benny, Mabo, Edward Koiki, Mabo, Maiga, Mer, Mer, Meriam Mer, Murray Island, Sambo, Poipe, Sambo, Robert
Benny & Maiga's Son
Topic
Jan, 2, 1992
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The Murray Islanders' Evidence
Topic
1986
evidence, Mabo, Edward Koiki, Murray Island, plaintiffs, witnesses
Justice Moynihan's Decision
Topic
1990
Moynihan, Justice Martin, Moynihan's findings
...Moynihan's Findings (Video)...
Video
1990
High Court of Australia, Land Bilong Islanders, land ownership, Mabo, Edward Koiki, Meriam culture, Moynihan, Justice Martin, Murray Island
Eddie Mabo - Linchpin
Topic
1986-89
Mabo Case, Mabo, Edward Koiki, Mabo family
Justice Moynihan's Findings
Topic
Nov, 16, 1990
Mabo, Edward Koiki, Moynihan, Justice Martin, Moynihan's findings, Supreme Court of Queensland
The Hearings Conclude
Topic
1990
Mabo Case, Moynihan, Justice Martin, Supreme Court of Queensland
The Leading Plaintiff
Topic
 
Mabo Case, Mabo, Edward Koiki, plaintiffs