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After giving evidence, Eddie Mabo was ready for cross-examination by Queensland's well briefed lawyers. But more arguments about hearsay flared. Nevertheless, the parties shared a common concern about both the length and cost of the Supreme Court hearing.

So, when the matter resumed before Justice Moynihan, on the twenty third of February 1987, the hearsay issue was not fully pursued. In fact the parties agreed to put all factual disputes to one side.

The Supreme Court adjourned its hearing the next day, and more than two years would pass before the parties appeared before Justice Moynihan again. As His Honour noted some time later, the objections to hearsay evidence were to "recede from centre stage, as the hearing progressed."
Hearsay & Oral Tradition
Topic
Feb, 1987
hearsay, indigenous people, oral tradition
Funding
Topic
 
barristers, Mabo Case, Mabo, Edward Koiki, plaintiffs
The Murray Islanders' Evidence
Topic
1986
evidence, Mabo, Edward Koiki, Murray Island, plaintiffs, witnesses
Eddie Mabo's Evidence & The Hearsay Hurdle
Topic
Feb, 1987
evidence, hearsay, Mabo, Edward Koiki, oral evidence, oral tradition, plaintiffs
...Court procedures...
Text
 
Castan, Ron, hearsay, Keon-Cohen, Bryan, Mabo, Edward Koiki, plaintiffs, witnesses
...The shift to the High Court...
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1987
evidence, funding, hearsay, High Court of Australia, Mabo, Edward Koiki, McIntyre, Greg, Moynihan, Justice Martin, No Ordinary Judgement, oral evidence, oral tradition, Sharp, Dr. Nonie, Supreme Court of Queensland
...Which court should rule on the Hearsay question?...
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1987
Castan, Ron, Deane, Sir William, evidence, hearsay, High Court of Australia, Mabo, Edward Koiki, Mabo v Queensland No.2, Moynihan, Justice Martin, oral evidence, oral tradition, plaintiffs, Queensland, Supreme Court of Queensland
...Submissions to Justice Deane...
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Feb, 13, 1987
Deane, Sir William, Mabo Case
...Justice Moynihan's approach to the hearsay question...
Text
1987-1992
Castan, Ron, evidence, hearsay, Moynihan, Justice Martin, oral evidence, oral tradition
The Leading Plaintiff
Topic
 
Mabo Case, Mabo, Edward Koiki, plaintiffs