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.
Dec, 16, 1990
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Jun, 29, 1936
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Benny & Maiga's Son
Jan, 2, 1992
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The Murray Islanders' Evidence
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Justice Moynihan's Decision
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...Moynihan's Findings (Video)...
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Eddie Mabo - Linchpin
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Justice Moynihan's Findings
Nov, 16, 1990
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The Hearings Conclude
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The Leading Plaintiff
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