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Later that day the tombstone was removed from the grave, and the cemetery. Eddie's family didn't want to risk another attack and further damage.

A large crowd gathered as it was dismantled; there was an air of stunned disbelief.
...a rare moment of unanimity...
Jun, 6, 1995
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Bakir Auski - Tombstone Opening 1995
Jun, 3, 1995
Bakir Auski, Mabo, Edward Koiki, Mabo family, mourning, tombstone, tombstone unveiling, Townsville
Jun, 3, 1995
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...Time to Move!...
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Las, Las, Mabo, Edward Koiki, Malo, Mer, Meriam culture, Meriam history, Murray Island, Piadaram, Zogo le
The Journey Home
Sep, 12, 1995
Bakir Auski, Las, Mabo, Edward Koiki, Mer, Murray Island, tombstone ceremony