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Clip from Mabo  |  ABC  |  June 10, 2012

Eddie 'Koiki' Mabo meets with Paddy Killoran, who suggests he work for free on his garbage truck instead of leaving the island. Eddie ' Koiki' refuses, saying he won't labour for free. Paddy dismisses Eddie's sense of worth and determination, reminding him that under the Aboriginal Protection Act (1939) it's his role to protect him from himself. Eddie refuses again, saying he is not a slave. Benny, Eddie's father, is worried for his son.

Eddie 'Koiki' Mabo meets with Paddy Killoran, who suggests he work for free on his garbage truck instead of leaving the island. Eddie ' Koiki' refuses, saying he won't labour for free. Paddy dismisses Eddie's sense of worth and determination, reminding him that under the Aboriginal Protection Act (1939) it's his role to protect him from himself. Eddie refuses again, saying he is not a slave. Benny, Eddie's father, is worried for his son.

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