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The Challenge To The Queensland Act
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On the 3rd of April 1987, at a preliminary hearing before Justice Toohey in the High Court, the plaintiffs agreed to withdraw from the original court case if their challenge to the Queensland Act failed.

So now, the future of their claims rested solely on the outcome of this High Court action.

Years of work, and the hopes of the Murray Islanders rested in the balance.
High Court in Canberra: Mabo & legal council
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1991
Canberra, Castan, Ron, High Court Decision, 03/06/1992, High Court of Australia, Keon-Cohen, Bryan, Mabo Case, Mabo, Edward Koiki, McIntyre, Greg
Queensland's First Response
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Aug, 18, 1982
Mabo v Queensland No.1, Queensland
Queensland's King-Hit
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1985
Mabo v Queensland No.1, Queensland, Queensland Coast Islands Declaratory Act , 1985
The Issues In Mabo #1
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1988
Mabo v Queensland No.1, Queensland, Queensland Coast Islands Declaratory Act , 1985
The Agreement between the Plaintiffs and the Commonwealth
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1988
High Court of Australia, High Court of Australia, Mabo v Queensland No.1, plaintiffs, Queensland Coast Islands Declaratory Act , 1985 , Wilson, Justice
The Narrowest Of Victories
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1988
High Court of Australia, Mabo v Queensland No.1, Queensland Coast Islands Declaratory Act , 1985