For Who I Am: Bonita Mabo (EVERYDAY BRAVE)

Title

For Who I Am: Bonita Mabo (EVERYDAY BRAVE)

Subject

Indigenous, Biography, Land Rights

Description

Many people know of Bonita Mabo, widow of Eddie Mabo, and the native title claim they successfully fought on behalf of his Torres Strait Islander people. Little has been said, however, about the quiet yet strong-willed woman who stood with her husband throughout the long years of struggle, or about her own sacrifices and causes. From the 1960s, Bonita and Eddie worked together in various Indigenous organisations and at the Black Community School in Townsville. Bonita would join Eddie at meetings around the country as often as she could - the organisations would fly Eddie to the meeting but Bonita would have a long ride on a bus. All the while, she raised their ten children, much of the time single-handedly.

Source

SBS Annual Report 00-01, 02-03
http://trove.nla.gov.au/work/16828686
http://trove.nla.gov.au/work/22349788

Rights

Film Australia c2002

Format

Documentary

Date Issued

2002

Duration

26 mins

Director

Danielle Maclean

Writer

Danielle Maclean

Producer

SP: Rod Freedman, P: Jeff Bruer, P: Priscilla Collins, EP: Mark Hamlyn

Contributor

SBSi, Film Australia, CAAMA Productions, Macumba Media Enterprises, Film Australia

Date Commissioned

2000-2001

Strand

Everyday Brave

Production Fund

Special

SBS TV Broadcast Date

October-November 2002

Comments

All Titles in Strand: 1.For who I am, 2.Stranger in my skin, 3.Jetja Nai medical mob, 4.Mistake Creek, 5.Media nomads, 6.Saltwater bluesman

Files

Citation

“For Who I Am: Bonita Mabo (EVERYDAY BRAVE),” SBSi Commissioned Content, accessed November 20, 2017, http://sbsi.digitalfabulists.org/document/3776.