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Big Noting Himself
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Not all Murray Islanders supported Mabo's aspirations for the land claim.

Some thought he was a stirrer and was big noting himself.

Others didn't like him personally, or thought he was just trying to grab more land than he was traditionally entitled to.

Some resented the fact that he'd left Murray Island twenty five years ago and still wanted a say in the political and social life of their island.

In fact, every Murray Islander had a view on the case and its leader Eddie Mabo; most, in the end, backed his cause.
...an agitator...
Video
1962-1992
activism, resistance
Meriam Land Disputes
Topic
 
Dauar, Depoma, Marwer, land boundaries, land ownership, Mabo, Edward Koiki, Malo's laws, Malo's laws, Mer, Meriam culture, Meriam history, Murray Island Native Court, sea rights, trespass, Waier
The Great Northern Expedition
Topic
1989
Mabo, Edward Koiki, Moynihan, Justice Martin, Murray Island, Supreme Court of Queensland
Queensland Witnesses
Topic
1989
evidence, Mabo Case, Murray Island, witnesses
Queensland Witness
Text
 
ownership, Queensland Government, Sagigi, Victor, witnesses
Defending Territories & Making Peace
Topic
 
Depoma, Marwer, land boundaries, land disputes, land ownership, Las, Mabo Case, Mer, Meriam culture, Papua New Guinea
Land Disputes
Topic
 
clans, Depoma, Marwer, inheritance, land disputes, land ownership, Mabo, Edward Koiki, Murray Island Native Court