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...He Was an Intellectual...
'He spent a lot of his time in the university library and we'd spend a lot of time together over lunch talking about Murray Island and traditional societies. When you sat down and started talking about basically intellectual things, his whole face would light up. This was what really interested him. The fact he hadn't had a formal education, didn't have a degree or a PhD doesn't stop you being intellectually inclined. He was a thinker and a person who realised the importance of culture in life. So in that sense he was an intellectual.'

Keywords: James Cook University, Mabo, Edward Koiki, Reynolds, Henry (Prof.), Townsville

Interviewed by Trevor Graham, Townsville, 1996.
Author: Graham, Trevor
© Film Australia
Source: Reynolds, Henry