Bonita Mabo

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Bonita Mabo
Born Bonita Neehow
Halifax, Queensland
Spouse(s) Eddie Mabo (m. 1959; d. 1992)

Bonita Mabo AO[1] [2]is an educator[3] and activist for Aboriginal Australians, Torres Strait Islanders, and Australian South Sea Islanders.[4][5][6] She is the widow of Eddie Mabo.[4]

Bonita Mabo was born in Halifax, Queensland and is an Australian South Sea Islander of Vanuatuan descent whose ancestors were "blackbirded" to work in the sugar cane industry in Queensland.[3]

In the 2012 television film Mabo, Deborah Mailman played the role of Bonita Mabo.[7]