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Malo's Laws
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Central to the evidence about the continuity of the customary system, was Malo's Law, which according to local belief, was handed down by the Murray islander god, Malo.

The explanation is complex. On one level, Malo's Law underpins the vitally important laws of trespass. But on a deeper level, it also gives the Meriam people a framework for their social, moral and religious beliefs.

In the words of anthropologist Nonie Sharp, whose research contributed enormously to the development of the case, Malo's Law "formed the core of their humanity as Murray Islanders".
Malo Dance
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Sep, 19, 1995
ceremony, dancing, Las, Mabo, Benny, Mabo, Edward Koiki, Mabo family, Mabo, Maiga, Malo dance, Malo's laws, Mer, Meriam culture, Murray Island, reburial, sacred
Malo Dance 1967
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1967
dancing, Land Bilong Islanders, Las, Malo, Malo dance, Malo's laws, Meriam culture, sacred
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Las, Malo dance, Malo's laws, Malo-Bomai, Meriam culture, Meriam history, Papua New Guinea, sacred, Stars of Tagai, Torres Strait
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Christianity, clans, Malo, Malo's laws, Meriam culture, religion
Malo Ceremonial Dance 1898
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1898
Cambridge Anthropological Expedition, ceremony, Haddon, A.C., Land Bilong Islanders, Las, Malo dance, Malo's laws, Meriam culture
Malo Ra Gelar - Malo's Laws
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gardening, Malo's laws, Meriam Mer, tag mauki mauki, trespass
Tag mauki mauki, teter mauki mauki
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Land Bilong Islanders, Malo's laws, Noah, Kaba, tag mauki mauki, trespass, wasikor
...Malo wali ariat sem areet arreet...
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ancestors, evidence, Land Bilong Islanders, Mabo Case, Malo, Malo's laws, Passi, Sam, tag mauki mauki, witnesses
...I've heard from many witnesses...
Video
1989
evidence, Keon-Cohen, Bryan, Land Bilong Islanders, Malo's laws, McIntyre, Greg, Meriam Mer, tag mauki mauki, trespass, witnesses
Malo
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Malo, Malo's laws, Malo-Bomai, religion, sacred, tag mauki mauki, trespass
Malo & Christianity
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1871-
Christianity, Malo, Malo's laws, Malo-Bomai, religion, sacred
Indigenous Customary Law
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indigenous people, Mabo judgement, native title
Belonging To Country
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aborigines, Australia, dreamtime, indigenous Australians, land ownership, land rights, sacred
Adapted To Their Continent
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Australia, First Fleet, indigenous people, land use
A Sacred Landscape
Topic
 
aboriginal property ownership, anthropology, Australia, clans, dispossession, kinship, land ownership, religion, sacred
The Laws Of Malo
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indigenous law, Malo's laws, Malo-Bomai, Meriam culture, Meriam history, Murray Island, religion, sacred, sacred
...The myth of Malo-Bomai...
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Malo's laws, Malo-Bomai, Meriam culture, Meriam history, Moynihan, Justice Martin, Murray Island, myths, No Ordinary Judgement, religion, sacred
the continuation of an indigenous system of law
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1990
land ownership, Malo's laws, Malo-Bomai, Meriam culture, Meriam history, religion, sacred
...Evidence of Malo's Law...
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1990
evidence, Malo's laws, Malo-Bomai, Meriam culture, Meriam history, Murray Island, Murray Island Native Court, oral evidence, plaintiffs, Queensland, religion, sacred, tag mauki mauki
...Malo's Law as evidence...
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evidence, Kennedy, Flo, land ownership, Malo's laws, Malo's laws, McIntyre, Greg, Meriam culture, Meriam culture, oral evidence, plaintiffs, Sharp, Dr. Nonie, Supreme Court of Queensland, tag mauki mauki
Las
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Las, Las, Mabo, Edward Koiki, Malo, Mer, Meriam culture, Meriam history, Murray Island, Piadaram, Zogo le
Native Title & Indigenous Law
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aboriginal law, Malo's laws, native title, Native Title Act (1993), sacred
Performance, Art & The Sacred
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Malo's laws, Malo-Bomai, Mer, Murray Island, religion, sacred
Recent Changes To International Law
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decolonisation, human rights, International law, Racial Discrimination Act , 1975 , treaties, United Nations
Sacred Order
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Las, Malo's laws, Malo-Bomai, Meriam culture, religion, sacred
Malo-Bomai
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aboriginal law, Las, Malo's laws, Malo-Bomai, religion, sacred
The Story Of Malo
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Malo, Malo's laws, Malo-Bomai, Mer, Meriam culture, Meriam culture, religion, religion