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A Mabo Memoir

History


by
Bryan Keon-Cohen

Book Details

Format: EPUB

Page count: 744 pages

File size: 14 MB

Protection: DRM

Language: English

This acclaimed book is an insider’s comprehensive account, written for the non-lawyer, by the plaintiffs’ counsel, Dr. Bryan Keon-Cohen AM QC. He recounts Eddie Mabo’s motivations, the Murray Islanders and their culture; lawyers and judges involved; legal aid hassles; set-backs during trial; repeated attacks by Bjelke-Petersen’s government; Mabo’s premature death; final success in the High Court, and the case’s legacy. Published in 2011, the first edition is sold out. This revised, re-named version includes text of 600 pp, footnotes, photographs, court and personal documents, a chronology, appendices, bibliography and a detailed new Index. “… a wonderful story in human terms, it is an important story in legal terms, and most significantly, it is a very important story for the integrity of Australia as a just nation.” – The Hon Justice Michael Kirby, AC CMG

This acclaimed book is an insider’s comprehensive account, written for the non-lawyer, by the plaintiffs’ counsel, Dr. Bryan Keon-Cohen AM QC. He recounts Eddie Mabo’s motivations, the Murray Islanders and their culture; lawyers and judges involved; legal aid hassles; set-backs during trial; repeated attacks by Bjelke-Petersen’s government; Mabo’s premature death; final success in the High Court, and the case’s legacy. Published in 2011, the first edition is sold… (more)

This acclaimed book is an insider’s comprehensive account, written for the non-lawyer, by the plaintiffs’ counsel, Dr. Bryan Keon-Cohen AM QC. He recounts Eddie Mabo’s motivations, the Murray Islanders and their culture; lawyers and judges involved; legal aid hassles; set-backs during trial; repeated attacks by Bjelke-Petersen’s government; Mabo’s premature death; final success in the High Court, and the case’s legacy. Published in 2011, the first edition is sold out. This revised, re-named version includes text of 600 pp, footnotes, photographs, court and personal documents, a chronology, appendices, bibliography and a detailed new Index. “… a wonderful story in human terms, it is an important story in legal terms, and most significantly, it is a very important story for the integrity of Australia as a just nation.” – The Hon Justice Michael Kirby, AC CMG

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