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Gardener At James Cook University
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Mabo was a full time community activist; but he also needed to make a living.

And from 1967 to '75, he worked as a gardener at James Cook University's Townsville campus.

He also spent many hours in the university library; and, at lunchtimes, he could be found sitting in his gardening clothes, reading the six volume report on the Torres Strait, by the Cambridge Anthropological Expedition.

Mabo's fascination with learning increased. He even delivered guest lectures, giving academics, and their students, a first hand taste of Islander culture.

In return, they helped him understand the white man's system and the white man's law. And what he learned deeply offended his sense of justice.
...We only had a tin of jam...
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education, indigenous Australians, James Cook University, Mer, Queensland Government, racism
...Primary Teacher...
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1981-1984
education, James Cook University, Mabo, Edward Koiki, Mabo, Edward Koiki
Activist
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1962-1992
activism, human rights, indigenous rights, Mabo, Edward Koiki, politics, Torres Strait, Townsville
E. K. Mabo and A.C. Haddon
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1967-1975
Cambridge Anthropological Expedition, gardening, Haddon, A.C., James Cook University, Mabo, Edward Koiki, Townsville
Intellectual Environment
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James Cook University, Mabo, Bonita, Mabo, Edward Koiki, Mabo family, Townsville
...Very Politically Active...
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activism, James Cook University, Loos, Noel, Mabo, Edward Koiki, resistance, Townsville
...He Was an Intellectual...
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James Cook University, Mabo, Edward Koiki, Reynolds, Henry (Prof.), Townsville
...Excerpt from Mabo lecture...
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1980s
James Cook University, Mabo, Benny, Mabo, Edward Koiki, Mabo, Maiga, totems
Exile Continues
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1973
Mabo, Edward Koiki, Murray Island
Cambridge Anthropological Expedition
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1898
anthropology, Cambridge Anthropological Expedition, Haddon, A.C., Mer, Murray Island, Torres Strait
James Cook University campus
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James Cook University, Mabo, Edward Koiki, Townsville