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Eddie Koiki Mabo was born and raised in the village of Las, on the eastern fringe of Murray Island.

It's the first place on the island to see the rising sun; and it bears the full brunt of the easterly winds that sweep in from the Coral Sea.

Las is the home of the Piadaram Clan.

Here, Murray Island's religious leaders, the Zogo-le, held their ceremonies to honour Malo, the octopus God.
Malo Dance
Topic
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
...we call it Watai...
Audio
 
Land Bilong Islanders, Las, Watai, wind
...traditional sailing canoe...
Text
 
canoes, culture, custom, Las, Mer
Las - 1890s**
Image
1888
Cambridge Anthropological Expedition, Haddon, A.C., Las, Las, London Missionary Society
Fishing the reef at low tide
Video
1989
fishing, Land Bilong Islanders, Las, Mabo, Edward Koiki
Grass Houses
Image
1898
housing, Meriam culture, Meriam history
Malo & Christianity
Topic
1871-
Christianity, Malo, Malo's laws, Malo-Bomai, religion, sacred
...Piadaram clansmen...
Video
 
clans, Land Bilong Islanders, Las, Mabo, Edward Koiki, Piadaram, Sagir - Trade Winds, Wailu, Jack
...18 Generations...
Text
1989
ancestors, family, Las, London Missionary Society, Mabo, Edward Koiki, Papua New Guinea
...If the wind is blowing...
Text
 
ancestors, Mabo, Benny, Mabo, Edward Koiki, Murray Islanders, totems, Townsville, Whaleboat, Donald, wind
Indigenous Customary Law
Topic
 
indigenous people, Mabo judgement, native title
Belonging To Country
Topic
 
aborigines, Australia, dreamtime, indigenous Australians, land ownership, land rights, sacred
A Sacred Landscape
Topic
 
aboriginal property ownership, anthropology, Australia, clans, dispossession, kinship, land ownership, religion, sacred
The Murray Islanders' Evidence
Topic
1986
evidence, Mabo, Edward Koiki, Murray Island, plaintiffs, witnesses
Malo's Law
Topic
 
Malo's laws, Malo-Bomai, Meriam culture, Meriam history, Murray Island, religion, sacred
Native Title & Indigenous Law
Topic
 
aboriginal law, Malo's laws, native title, Native Title Act (1993), sacred
Recent Changes To International Law
Topic
 
decolonisation, human rights, International law, Racial Discrimination Act , 1975 , treaties, United Nations
Malo-Bomai
Topic
 
aboriginal law, Las, Malo's laws, Malo-Bomai, religion, sacred
The roar of Las
Audio and Image
1898
Las, Meriam history, sea
Las: 1890s
Image
1890s
Cambridge Anthropological Expedition, Haddon, A.C., Las, Mer