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For Eddie, the case was not just a personal challenge, but a financial one too.

Constantly travelling between Torres Strait, Townsville and Brisbane, he spent most of the 1980s unemployed.

Bonita Mabo was all too aware of the toll the ten year court battle took on Eddie's health, their relationship and the family's finances.
...to be done for nothing...
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1980-92
employment, funding, Mabo, Edward Koiki, Mabo family, Townsville
...Job application...
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1989
employment, Townsville
Funding
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barristers, Mabo Case, Mabo, Edward Koiki, plaintiffs
...He'd jump on the bus...
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activism, employment, funding, Mabo, Bonita, Mabo Case, Mabo, Edward Koiki, Mabo family
Marriage
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1959
Mabo, Bonita, Mabo, Edward Koiki, marriage