Nation mourns loss of father to Torres Straits, George Mye
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George Mye, the man who led the push for the Torres Strait Islands to secede from Queensland, has died of pneumonia.
Mr Mye, a lifelong friend of land rights campaigner Eddie Mabo, died last Thursday, aged 85.
A former Chairman of Darnley Island and widely respected Elder of the region, Mr Mye was central in the push for the Torres Strait Islands to be granted secession from Queensland.
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