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In Townsville, Eddie Mabo attended meetings of the local Trades and Labour Council, as well as the Queensland State Conferences of the Communist Party.

He also became an active member of the dock workers trade union, the Waterside Workers' Federation of Australia.
...I was classified as being red...
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1973
Communist Party of Australia, James Cook University, Mabo, Edward Koiki, Townsville
...party politics...
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1950s
Communist Party of Australia, politics, Stranger In A Strange Land, 1956, Townsville, trade unions
...you say it yourself...
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1960s
Australian Labor Party, Stranger In A Strange Land, 1956, Townsville, trade unions
Activist
Topic
1962-1992
activism, human rights, indigenous rights, Mabo, Edward Koiki, politics, Torres Strait, Townsville
...He'd go to all these meetings...
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1960s
Australian Labor Party, employment, Mabo, Bonita, Mabo, Edward Koiki, Stranger In A Strange Land, 1956, Townsville, trade unions
The Gurindji Strike
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1966-1975
Australian Labor Party, Communist Party of Australia, Gurindji, land rights, Lingiarri, Vincent, Northern Territory, pastoralism, resistance, strike, The Northern Territory Land Rights Act, trade unions, Vestey, Lord, Whitlam, Gough
Increasing Popularity Of Land Rights
Topic
1960s
Aboriginal Advancement League, Australian Labor Party, land rights, politics, Whitlam, Gough
Black Activist
Topic
1972-1980
activism, Mabo, Edward Koiki, Townsville, Townsville, Yumba Meta Housing Co-op
Education & Early Work
Topic
 
education, Mabo, Edward Koiki, Mer, Murray Island, pearling industry
Resistance
Topic
 
activism, land rights, land rights, resistance, strike, unionism
Manifestos
Topic
 
activism, education, Mabo, Edward Koiki