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In The High Court For The Last Time
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The plaintiffs met their legal team for the last time in May 1991.

For a decade they'd worked together for a chance to persuade the High Court that the Meriam people continued to hold traditional native title rights to the Murray Islands.

Seven High Court judges began hearings later that month; the last round of the epic battle had begun.

Its intensity bore testimony to the importance of the legal principles in dispute.
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
...Diary entries...
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1991
Canberra, diaries, High Court Decision, 03/06/1992, High Court of Australia, Mabo, Edward Koiki
...he'd come from nowhere...
Video
1991
Canberra, High Court of Australia, Mabo, Edward Koiki, Reynolds, Henry (Prof.)
Justice Moynihan's Decision
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1990
Moynihan, Justice Martin, Moynihan's findings
Plaintiffs' final submissions
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1991
claim, High Court of Australia, Mabo, Edward Koiki, Mabo v Queensland No.2, Moynihan, Justice Martin, plaintiffs
...High Court Deliberations...
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May, 1991
Castan, Ron, High Court of Australia, Moynihan's findings, Queensland, Queensland Government
The Final Journey To Canberra
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1991
High Court of Australia, Mabo Case, Mabo, Edward Koiki
The High Court Decision
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Jun, 3, 1992
Mabo judgement, Mabo v Queensland No.2, native title
Diary Entries 2
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1991
diaries, High Court of Australia, Mabo, Edward Koiki