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On the 10th of October 1959, Ernestine Bonita Nehow married Edward Koiki Mabo, at the Methodist Church, Ingham, North Queensland.

If the island of Mer was Eddie's first love, out in the dusty western plains of Queensland, he began his second.

Like so many Aborigines and islanders before him, Eddie would find in his family a refuge from the harsh realities of life in North Queensland.
...Both of us had jobs then...
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1960-1962
employment, Jardine Valley, marriage, Marriage to Bonita, 10/10/1959
Celuia, 4 years old
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Mabo, Celuia, Mabo family, Townsville
...He experienced racism...
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1997
Jardine Valley, Mabo, Edward Koiki, Marriage to Bonita, 10/10/1959, politics, racism, Reynolds, Margaret
Wedding photo: Bonita
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Oct, 10, 1959
Mabo, Bonita, marriage, Marriage to Bonita, 10/10/1959, Queensland
...dearest daughter in law...
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1960-1994
letters, Mabo, Bonita, Mabo Case, Mabo, Maiga
Malo & Christianity
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1871-
Christianity, Malo, Malo's laws, Malo-Bomai, religion, sacred
...He was that drunk...
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1959
Mabo, Bonita, Mabo, Edward Koiki, marriage, Marriage to Bonita, 10/10/1959
...You shouldn't do that to us...
Image and Text
1960s
employment, railways, Wailu, Jack
Meeting Bonita
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1958
Mabo, Bonita, Mabo, Edward Koiki, Mabo family, marriage
Unemployed
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employment, Mabo Case, Mabo, Edward Koiki
Working On His Boat
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1991
Mabo, Edward Koiki, Mabo family, Moynihan, Justice Martin, Townsville