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Eddie Mabo's Evidence & The Hearsay Hurdle
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The time came for the first Meriam witness to be called. At around three in the afternoon on Friday, the seventeenth of October 1986, Eddie Mabo took the stand.

He was to spend nine full days across the life of the case giving evidence, and was challenged two hundred and eighty nine times. Each of these objections was based on a technical rule which prevents 'hearsay' being given as evidence.
Property & Inheritance
Topic
 
Cambridge Anthropological Expedition, inheritance, land ownership, Meriam culture, property
Hearsay & Oral Tradition
Topic
Feb, 1987
hearsay, indigenous people, oral tradition
Meriam Land Disputes
Topic
 
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
The Murray Islanders' Evidence
Topic
1986
evidence, Mabo, Edward Koiki, Murray Island, plaintiffs, witnesses
...Hearsay Evidence...
Text
1986
Castan, Ron, evidence, hearsay, Mabo Case, Mabo, Edward Koiki, Moynihan, Justice Martin, No Ordinary Judgement, oral evidence, oral tradition, Queensland, Rice, James, witnesses
...Eddie Mabo's composure...
Text
 
Mabo Case, Mabo, Edward Koiki, McIntyre, Greg
The Laws Of Malo
Topic
 
indigenous law, Malo's laws, Malo-Bomai, Meriam culture, Meriam history, Murray Island, religion, sacred, sacred
More Arguments About Hearsay
Topic
1987-1989
evidence, hearsay, Mabo, Edward Koiki, Meriam culture, Moynihan, Justice Martin, oral evidence, oral tradition, plaintiffs, Supreme Court of Queensland
Eddie Mabo - Linchpin
Topic
1986-89
Mabo Case, Mabo, Edward Koiki, Mabo family
Boundaries & Markers
Topic
 
land ownership, Las, Mer, Meriam culture, Murray Island
Land Disputes
Topic
 
clans, Depoma, Marwer, inheritance, land disputes, land ownership, Mabo, Edward Koiki, Murray Island Native Court
Legal Manoeuvres
Topic
1982-1985
High Court of Australia, plaintiffs, Queensland
The Leading Plaintiff
Topic
 
Mabo Case, Mabo, Edward Koiki, plaintiffs
Property And Inheritance
Text
 
Cambridge Anthropological Expedition, inheritance, land ownership, Meriam culture, property