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Homesick
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Eddie was often homesick for Mer.

He talked constantly about going back to his island.

He was an accomplished amateur painter and when he felt homesick, he'd paint pictures of Mer.

He'd also sing island songs around the house; anything that would remind him of his father, mother, family, or the island and culture he'd left behind.
Benny
Image
 
Mabo, Benny, Mabo family, Mabo, Maiga, Mer
Exile
Topic
1953-1957
activism, exile, Mabo, Edward Koiki, Mer, Mer, Murray Island, Murray Island Council, pearling industry, Torres Strait
Koiki's Wish Fulfilled
Topic
Sep, 18, 1995
ancestors, Las, Mabo, Benny, Mabo, Edward Koiki, reburial, tombstone
...He'd Never Left Mer...
Text
1996
exile, Loos, Noel, Mabo, Edward Koiki, Mer, Murray Island
...Doing a Self-portrait...
Text
1980s
exile, Mabo, Benny, Mabo, Edward Koiki, Mabo, Gail, Mabo, Maiga, Mer, Murray Island
Meriam Mir
Topic
 
Black Community School, education, language, Mabo, Edward Koiki, Meriam culture, Meriam Mer, Miles, Robert 'Bob'
Performance, Art & The Sacred
Topic
 
Malo's laws, Malo-Bomai, Mer, Murray Island, religion, sacred