Bonita Mabo

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Bonita Mabo
Born Bonita Neehow
Australia
Spouse(s) Eddie Mabo (m. 1959; died 1992)

Bonita Mabo AO[1] is an educator[2] and activist for Aboriginal Australians, Torres Strait Islanders, and Australian South Sea Islanders.[3][4][5] She is the widow of Eddie Mabo.[3]

Bonita Mabo was born in Halifax, Queensland and is an Australian South Sea Islander of Vanuatuan descent whose ancesters were "blackbirded" to work in the sugar cane industry in Queensland.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Bonita Mabo awarded AO". ABC News (Australia) (Australian Broadcasting Corporation). 26 January 2013. Retrieved 26 March 2014. 
  2. ^ a b Fraser, Andrew (26 January 2013). "Bonita Mabo's battle as vital as Eddie's". The Australian (News Corp Australia). Retrieved 26 March 2014. 
  3. ^ a b "It's time, says Bonita Mabo". Sydney Morning Herald. 2004-08-01. Retrieved 2009-05-14. 
  4. ^ Negus, George (2003-08-06). "Bonita Mabo Interview". Australian Broadcasting Corporation. Retrieved 2009-05-14. 
  5. ^ MacLean, Danielle. "For Who I Am-Bonita Mabo". Screen Australia. Retrieved 2009-05-14.