Eddie Mabo felt an intense need to express himself as a writer and orator. He poured out a stream of words on paper; always expressing his ideas, his hopes, his conviction.
Every draft of every document was filed away for posterity. "Some day" he would tell his friends, "I'll be famous."
In March 1995, the National Library of Australia purchased Eddie's private papers. The papers are one of the Library's most important acquisitions this decade. They are a unique record of Eddie Mabo's life as an activist.
...To my people...
gardening, land use, Mabo, Edward Koiki, manifesto, native title, Queensland, Torres Strait Islanders
Guide to the Papers of Edward Koiki Mabo
Canberra, Mabo, Edward Koiki, Mabo Papers
Land Bilong Islanders lyric sheet
Audio and Image
Land Bilong Islanders, lyrics, Mabo, Edward Koiki, Meriam Mer, Meriam Mer, songs, Townsville, Wailu, Jack
...My name is Edward Mabo...
activism, Cook, Captain James, Mabo, Edward Koiki, manifesto, Queensland Government
activism, human rights, indigenous rights, Mabo, Edward Koiki, politics, Torres Strait, Townsville
Land Bilong Islanders Song
Mabo, Edward Koiki, Meriam Mer, songs, Wailu, Jack
...the two great loves of his life...
Loos, Noel, Mabo, Bonita, Mabo, Edward Koiki
Image and Text
employment, Mabo, Edward Koiki, Mabo, Maiga, Miles, Robert 'Bob', Yorke Island
activism, Mabo, Edward Koiki, Townsville, Townsville, Yumba Meta Housing Co-op
Murray Island School
annexation, education, Mabo, Edward Koiki, Miles, Robert 'Bob', Queensland, school