Eddie was often homesick for Mer.
He talked constantly about going back to his island.
He was an accomplished amateur painter and when he felt homesick, he'd paint pictures of Mer.
He'd also sing island songs around the house; anything that would remind him of his father, mother, family, or the island and culture he'd left behind.
Mabo, Benny, Mabo family, Mabo, Maiga, Mer
activism, exile, Mabo, Edward Koiki, Mer, Mer, Murray Island, Murray Island Council, pearling industry, Torres Strait
Koiki's Wish Fulfilled
Sep, 18, 1995
ancestors, Las, Mabo, Benny, Mabo, Edward Koiki, reburial, tombstone
...He'd Never Left Mer...
exile, Loos, Noel, Mabo, Edward Koiki, Mer, Murray Island
...Doing a Self-portrait...
exile, Mabo, Benny, Mabo, Edward Koiki, Mabo, Gail, Mabo, Maiga, Mer, Murray Island
Black Community School, education, language, Mabo, Edward Koiki, Meriam culture, Meriam Mer, Miles, Robert 'Bob'
Performance, Art & The Sacred
Malo's laws, Malo-Bomai, Mer, Murray Island, religion, sacred