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