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Exile Continues
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In 1973, Eddie Mabo tried to go back to his island, for the first time in 15 years. His father Benny was ill and only one of Eddie's seven children had met their grandfather.

But the Murray Island Council, which had exiled him fifteen years earlier, was still under the sway of the Queensland Department of Aboriginal Affairs. And under state law, Eddie needed the Council's permission to return home.
...The story of Eddie's exile...
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1973-1974
Department of Aboriginal & Islander Affairs (DAIA), exile, Exile Continues, 1973, Murray Island, Murray Island Council
Gardener At James Cook University
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1967-1975
activism, Cambridge Anthropological Expedition, employment, James Cook University, Mabo, Edward Koiki, Townsville
Homesick
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1970s
cultural preservation, Mabo, Edward Koiki, Mer, Meriam culture, Murray Island, songs, Townsville
...You are non-Islanders...
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1973
exile, Exile Continues, 1973, Murray Island, Rice, James
Murray Island Council
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annexation, Murray Island Council, Murray Island Native Court, Queensland
Personal Supervision
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1947-1980
Killoran, Patrick, Mer, Murray Island, Queensland, World War 2