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Five Plaintiffs
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In early 1982, an atmosphere of quiet urgency descended on the team preparing the case.

After much thought and discussion, five plaintiffs were chosen.

Each was steeped in traditional law, while their traditional lands were located on both Mer and Dauar islands.

Each would claim in their own right, and on behalf of their family groups.
...I'm plaintiff for this court case...
Video
1989
human rights, Land Bilong Islanders, Mabo Case, Mabo, Edward Koiki, Mabo v Queensland No.1, Murray Island, Passi, Reverend Dave, plaintiffs, Rice, James
The Goals
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annexation, Common Law, High Court of Australia, native title, ownership, plaintiffs
The plaintiffs and legal counsel on boat to Mer
Image
May, 1989
Dauar, Kabere, Henry, Keon-Cohen, Bryan, McIntyre, Greg, plaintiffs, Rice, James
...Absolute secrecy...
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Aug, 29, 1981
Dauar, Hocking, Barbara, Mabo Case, Mabo, Edward Koiki, Malo-Bomai, No Ordinary Judgement, Passi, Reverend Dave, Passi, Sam, Piadaram, plaintiffs, Rice, James, Sharp, Dr. Nonie, Zogo le, Zogo le
The Haddon map of Mer
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1935
Cambridge Anthropological Expedition, clans, Haddon, A.C., land boundaries, map, Mer, tribes
Eddie Mabo - Linchpin
Topic
1986-89
Mabo Case, Mabo, Edward Koiki, Mabo family
Preparations On The Long Journey To Justice
Topic
1981
Mabo Case, Mabo, Edward Koiki
Great Northern Expedition
Topic
1989
Great Northern expedition, Mabo Case, Mabo, Edward Koiki, Mer, Moynihan, Justice Martin, Murray Island, Supreme Court of Queensland
The Leading Plaintiff
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Mabo Case, Mabo, Edward Koiki, plaintiffs
The Plaintiffs
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1982
claim, High Court of Australia, Mabo Case, Murray Islanders, plaintiffs, Supreme Court of Queensland