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Bakir Auski - Tombstone Opening 1995
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Islander tradition provided the Mabo family with the ideal opportunity to remind the world that Mabo was not just a case, but a human being.

After three years, the period of mourning Eddie's death was over. And in 1995, the time had come to celebrate his life, his famous victory and what that meant for all indigenous people of Australia. The simple wooden cross that had marked his grave in Townsville cemetery was replaced by a granite headstone.
...Eddie Mabo's tombstone opening...
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Jun, 3, 1995
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...Invitation...
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...a very great Australian...
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1995
desecration, Mabo, Edward Koiki, tombstone ceremony, Townsville
Buried In Townsville
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Feb, 1, 1992
burial, Las, Mabo, Edward Koiki, Mabo family, Townsville
Desecration
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Jun, 3, 1995
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...You're missing out on a good thing!...
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Jun, 3, 1995
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...Celebration Dance...
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Customs Old & New
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Bakir Auski, indigenous Australians, Mer, Meriam culture, tombstone ceremony, Torres Strait Islanders