Property & Inheritance
The Meriam "nameholder" owns land and sea property not only on behalf of his current family, but also in the name of his ancestors, and future generations.
This is a two-way system of rights and responsibilities, and the nameholder is obliged to share his property with family and relatives, particularly his younger brothers and unmarried sisters.
Jun, 29, 1936
adoption, gardening, inheritance, Las, Mabo, Benny, Mabo, Edward Koiki, Mabo, Maiga, Mer, Mer, Meriam Mer, Murray Island, Sambo, Poipe, Sambo, Robert
...As Willed by my Father...
evidence, inheritance, land ownership, No Ordinary Judgement, Noah, Gobedar, witnesses
...my ancestors been name all the lands...
ancestors, evidence, Land Bilong Islanders, land boundaries, Meriam culture, plaintiffs, Rice, James
boundary markers, clans, inheritance, land ownership, land use, oral tradition
inheritance, land ownership, Meriam culture, Meriam history, oral tradition
Indigenous People & Their Land
custom, indigenous people, land ownership, land rights, land use, sacred
The Murray Islanders' Evidence
evidence, Mabo, Edward Koiki, Murray Island, plaintiffs, witnesses
In Meriam Waters
fishing, Great Barrier Reef, Meriam culture, sea rights, seafarers, Torres Strait
The Mabo Case
High Court of Australia, International law, Mabo Case, Mabo, Edward Koiki, terra nullius
Property And Inheritance
Cambridge Anthropological Expedition, inheritance, land ownership, Meriam culture, property