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Residential village land, plantations, orchards and garden plots always have boundaries on Mer.

The most ancient Meriam boundary markers are "daip", or mounds of rotted vegetable matter.

Boundary markers, called "nener" consist of natural features - trees, rocks, stones or shells. Boundaries may simply be imaginary lines joining these markers.

In more recent times, the Meriam have also used concrete markers.
Mer, Waier & Dauar
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Dauar, Dauar, HMS Pandora, Mer, Meriam culture, Meriam history, Meriam history, Murray Island, Waier
Land Boundaries
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boundary markers, clans, inheritance, land ownership, land use, oral tradition
Meriam Land Disputes
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Dauar, Depoma, Marwer, land boundaries, land ownership, Mabo, Edward Koiki, Malo's laws, Malo's laws, Mer, Meriam culture, Meriam history, Murray Island Native Court, sea rights, trespass, Waier
Meriam Land
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inheritance, land ownership, Meriam culture, Meriam history, oral tradition
Meriam Land
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inheritance, land ownership, Meriam culture, Meriam history, oral tradition
Indigenous People & Their Land
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custom, indigenous people, land ownership, land rights, land use, sacred
Indigenous People & Their Land
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custom, indigenous people, land ownership, land rights, land use, sacred
Adapted To Their Continent
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Australia, First Fleet, indigenous people, land use
The Murray Islanders' Evidence
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1986
evidence, Mabo, Edward Koiki, Murray Island, plaintiffs, witnesses
Sea Rights
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Federal Government, Australia, fishing, Meriam culture, sea rights
Defending Territories & Making Peace
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Depoma, Marwer, land boundaries, land disputes, land ownership, Las, Mabo Case, Mer, Meriam culture, Papua New Guinea
Hierarchies Of Land Use
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barbarism, colonisation, terra nullius
In Meriam Waters
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fishing, Great Barrier Reef, Meriam culture, sea rights, seafarers, Torres Strait