The Laws Of Malo
Malo's Law also involved a moral code: prescribing do's and dont's for the Meriam.
It was a good law, says the Reverend Dave Passi, because it laid down a "proper way" for a Meriam to behave.
However, there were harsh penalties for those who defied it.
"Your jaws for Malo's necklace" was a saying that kept people on their toes, out of trouble and in their own places.
So, as James Rice, a senior landowner said, back in 1989; "If everyone kept to his place, there was no trouble."
Sep, 19, 1995
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...my father told me...
Brisbane, evidence, gardening, hearsay, Mabo, Benny, Mabo, Edward Koiki, Mabo v Queensland No.1, plaintiffs
Malo Dance 1967
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The Malo-Bomai myth
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Christianity, clans, Malo, Malo's laws, Meriam culture, religion
Malo Ceremonial Dance 1898
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Malo ceremonial dance as drawn by A.C.Haddon
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Star-headed Malo clubs
Image and Text
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Malo Ra Gelar - Malo's Laws
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Tag mauki mauki, teter mauki mauki
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...Malo wali ariat sem areet arreet...
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...I've heard from many witnesses...
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...It's against Malo's law...
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...you must be like Bezar...
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...an increased zest to life...
Image and Text
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...unlocks the sea...
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Malo & Christianity
Christianity, Malo, Malo's laws, Malo-Bomai, religion, sacred
Indigenous Customary Law
indigenous people, Mabo judgement, native title
A Sacred Landscape
aboriginal property ownership, anthropology, Australia, clans, dispossession, kinship, land ownership, religion, sacred
Las, Las, Mabo, Edward Koiki, Malo, Mer, Meriam culture, Meriam history, Murray Island, Piadaram, Zogo le
Native Title & Indigenous Law
aboriginal law, Malo's laws, native title, Native Title Act (1993), sacred
Recent Changes To International Law
decolonisation, human rights, International law, Racial Discrimination Act , 1975 , treaties, United Nations
The Story Of Malo
Malo, Malo's laws, Malo-Bomai, Mer, Meriam culture, Meriam culture, religion, religion