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A Mountain Of Evidence
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Following the resumption of the case, the Supreme Court sat for 50 more days.

Hearings were completed in Brisbane on the sixth of September 1989, and Justice Moynihan then faced a formidable task.

He had to distil the facts from the conflicting evidence of 44 witnesses, which, together with the submissions from both sides, generated 3,464 pages of transcript.

There was also a vast amount of documentary and other material tendered, totalling more than 330 exhibits.
Property & Inheritance
Topic
 
Cambridge Anthropological Expedition, inheritance, land ownership, Meriam culture, property
Land Boundaries
Topic
 
boundary markers, clans, inheritance, land ownership, land use, 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
Meriam Land
Topic
 
inheritance, land ownership, Meriam culture, Meriam history, oral tradition
The Murray Islanders' Evidence
Topic
1986
evidence, Mabo, Edward Koiki, Murray Island, plaintiffs, witnesses
The Laws Of Malo
Topic
 
indigenous law, Malo's laws, Malo-Bomai, Meriam culture, Meriam history, Murray Island, religion, sacred, sacred
...Documentary Evidence...
Image and Text
 
anthropology, Cambridge Anthropological Expedition, evidence, Haddon, A.C., Keon-Cohen, Bryan, land disputes, Meriam culture, Moynihan, Justice Martin, Murray Island Native Court, plaintiffs, Queensland
...Expert Witnesses...
Text
1990
anthropology, Beckett, Jeremy, Killoran, Patrick, Meriam history, Sharp, Dr. Nonie, witnesses
Boundaries & Markers
Topic
 
land ownership, Las, Mer, Meriam culture, Murray Island
Meriam Mir
Topic
 
Black Community School, education, language, Mabo, Edward Koiki, Meriam culture, Meriam Mer, Miles, Robert 'Bob'
Myths & Legends
Topic
 
Mer, Meriam culture, Murray Island
Seafarers & Food Growers
Topic
 
fishing, gardening, sea rights, seafarers
The Hearings Conclude
Topic
1990
Mabo Case, Moynihan, Justice Martin, Supreme Court of Queensland
Property And Inheritance
Text
 
Cambridge Anthropological Expedition, inheritance, land ownership, Meriam culture, property