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Mabo home
...I was the first one to go to the water...
Koiki worked with his cousin, George Kudub, on the Torres Strait pearling luggers:
'We went together, work in the boat. We were one crew on the dinghy and Koiki was a very frightened man for shark. He always make me to swim first. I was the first one to go to the water.'
Keywords: employment, Kudub, George, Mabo, Edward Koiki, pearling industry, 1953-1957

Interviewed by Trevor Graham at Dam, Murray Island, 1996.
Author: Graham, Trevor
© Film Australia
Source: Kudub, George