This is a production still from the television docudrama Mabo (2012), directed by Rachel Perkins and starring Jimi Bani as Eddie Mabo and Deborah Mailman as Bonita Mabo.
In this excerpt the lyrics serve as an oral history of Mabo's struggle and tell the story of his case, making peace with his people (from his homeland of Mer, or Murray Island) and his untimely dea
After the desecration of Eddie Mabo's grave in Townsville his family decide to take his body to Mer and bury him there.
This song is an anthem, a celebration. Yothu Yindi, famous for their 1991 song 'Treaty', sing here about Mabo's native title victory and the death of terra nullius.
The Queensland Department of Aboriginal Affairs would not allow Mabo back to Mer, so Eddie stayed in Townsville with his family and became an activist.
In this excerpt from Art + Soul Episode 3: Bitter and Sweet, Mervyn Bishop talks about his most famous photograph – Prime Minister Gough Whitlam symbolically pouring sand into the hand of
To celebrate NAIDOC Week, this month’s Deep Dive looks at Mabo: Life of an Island Man (1997) and features a yarn with Indigenous Connections Manager Tasha James and the film's director, Trevor Graham.
NFSA Indigenous Connections Manager Tasha James yarns with filmmaker Trevor Graham about his documentary Mabo: Life of an Island Man (1997), Graham’s personal con
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