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.
Singer-songwriter Neil Murray was one of the founding members of the Warumpi Band and the writer of Christine Anu's iconic track 'My Island Home'.
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
Sharon Connolly, producer and former CEO of Film Australia (pictured at left in the cover image), talks about her work as producer on the film Land Bilong Islanders (1989, Trevor Graham, A
After the desecration of Eddie Mabo's grave in Townsville his family decide to take his body to Mer and bury him there.
Eddie's daughter Gail Mabo explains how she could always tell when Eddie was homesick because he would paint pictures of home - Mer.
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.
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