TLF ID R9396
This is an edited sound recording of Bonita Mabo, widow of Indigenous land rights activist Eddie Mabo. She recalls how her husband declared he would fight for recognition as the owner of his traditional land on Mer Island, also known as Murray Island, in the Torres Strait after learning it was officially regarded as crown land. She describes how there was opposition to his campaign from some fellow Torres Strait Islanders, and how even on his deathbed he was confident he would win. The recording was made in June 2008.