This is the inside story of the Mabo case, a unique court drama where previously unknown rights and interests came to be recognised by the High Court of Australia. In far north-east Australia lie the homelands of the Meriam, a dynamic seafaring, fishing and gardening people. They explained in court, often eloquently, how their 'cultural way' retains a fidelity to distinctive principles while also accommodating new ideas and techniques. In exploring the role of native title in the reshaping of Australian identity, some of the deeper questions of cultural diversity and self-determination are identified.
No Ordinary Judgment
Aboriginal Studies Press
Mabo, the Murray Islanders' Land Case
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