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Happy and Well. (2014, August 19). My father Eddie Mabo at Happiness and Its Causes 2014 | Gail Mabo [Video]. YouTube.

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It’s time, says Bonita Mabo. (2004, August 1)Sydney Morning Herald.

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James Cook University [JCU: James Cook University, Australia]. (2021, June 7). 2021 Mabo lecture [Video]. YouTube.

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James Cook University Library [JCU Library]. (2020, May 21). Sandra Harding on the naming of the Eddie Koiki Mabo Library on 21 May 2008 [Video]. YouTube.

James Cook University Library [JCU Library]. (2020, June 12). Drawn to the Mabo Library exhibition development [Video]. YouTube.

James Cook University Library [JCU Library]. (2020, October 29). Inaugural Mabo library art exhibition 2009 - Gail Mabo [Video]. YouTube.

Keating, P. (1992). Sovereignty, independence and self-determination.  Australian Year Book of International Law, 14, 393-411.

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Keon-Cohen, B. (2011). Mabo in the courts Islander tradition to Native Title: A memoir (Vols.1-2). Chancery Bold.

Keon-Cohen, B. (2013a). Gongs, gremlins and glitches: Native title 20 years on, at risk of losing its way? Alternative Law Journal, 38(1), 38-40.

Keon-Cohen, B. (2013b). Mabo and others: Products or agents of progress?  James Cook University Law Review 20, 23-45.

Keon-Cohen, B. (2013). A Mabo memoir: Islan kustom to native title (2nd ed.). Zemvic Press.

Keon-Cohen, B. (2018-2019, Summer). Memorable Mabo moments. Victorian Bar News, 164, 68-70.

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Library renamed in Mabo's honour. (2008, May 9). ABC News.

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Loos, N. & Mabo, K. (2013). Eddie Koiki Mabo: His life and struggle for land rights. University of Queensland Press.

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Mabo, E. (1984). Music of the Torres Strait. Black Voices, 1(1), 33-36.

Mabo, E. (2009). Papers of Edward Koiki Mabo, 1943, 1959 -1992 (bulk 1972-1992) [Unpublished manuscripts]. National Library of Australia. 

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Mabo, G. (2017). Mabo claim I. National Gallery of Victoria.

May, C. (2017, June 2). Marking Mabo: How has native title changed since the landmark ruling? The University of Melbourne.

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New Eddie Mabo plaque unveiled in Townsville. (2007, June 13). Torres News

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Royal Australian Mint. (2017, May 24). New coin designed by Boneta-Marie Mabo released into circulation for National Reconciliation Week. Australian Government.

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Umbrella Studio Contemporary Arts. (n.d.). Legacy: Reflections on Mabo.

Umbrella Studio Contemporary Arts. (2020, January 19). Legacy: Reflections on Mabo [Video]. YouTube.

University of Newcastle Australia. (n.d.). Professor John Maynard.

Walker, J. (1993, January 26). Eddie Mabo - Australian of the Year. The Australian.

Wellington, R. (Producer), & Grieve, A. (Executive Producer). (n.d.). Mabo: The native title revolution. Screen Australia.

Wilson, A. (2008, May 28). Mabo Library naming: ‘A very emotional day’. Torres News.

Wilson Architects. (n.d.). JCU verandah walk

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