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Working On His Boat
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In September 1989, seven years after the first writ was filed in Canberra, the Supreme Court in Brisbane finally adjourned. Justice Moynihan retired to consider and write his findings for the High Court, and Eddie Mabo retired to the family in Townsville, and the children who'd grown up while he fought his case.

He spent his time waiting for Justice Moynihan's report by working on his boat which his neighbours nicknamed 'Noah's Ark'.

Throughout the 12 months Judge Moynihan took to write his findings Eddie remained supremely confident about the justice of his crusade.
...he was going to win...
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1982-92
activism, diaries, Mabo, Bonita, Mabo Case, resistance
...an extraordinarily confident man...
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1962-1992
family, Mabo, Edward Koiki
A Mountain Of Evidence
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1990
Brisbane, Mabo Case, Meriam culture, Moynihan, Justice Martin, Moynihan's findings
...I've never seen a man bawl like that...
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family, Mabo, Edward Koiki, West, Malita
...The first birth he'd ever been to...
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family, Mabo, Edward Koiki, Mabo family, Mabo, Gail
The Hearings Conclude
Topic
1990
Mabo Case, Moynihan, Justice Martin, Supreme Court of Queensland
Unemployed
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employment, Mabo Case, Mabo, Edward Koiki