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...the fastest railway line builders in the world...
'When the migration started we became one of the fastest railway line builders in the world. It's surprising that Torres Strait Islanders never seen a railway line or a train until they got to Cairns. And of course they been flown all over Australia on construction jobs, building railway lines and making big money for the big companies, of course.'

Keywords: James Cook University, Mabo, Edward Koiki, migration, Queensland, railways, 1973

Eddie Mabo, James Cook University Lectures, 1973.
Author: Graham, Trevor
Source: Mabo, Edward Koiki