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‘One of the greatest matriarchs’: Indigenous activist Bonita Mabo dies

She has been remembered as of the country’s most influential advocates for Indigenous Australians and South Sea Islanders.

  • By NITV Staff Writer
  • Source: NITV News
  • SBS

Bonita Mabo, the Indigenous rights activist and widow of Edward “Koiki” Mabo, has died aged 75 years..

Mrs Mabo was known for her advocacy work for Indigenous schooling and her campaigning for the rights of Indigenous Australians and Australian South Sea Islanders, and worked alongside her husband’s side throughout his struggle for land rights.

Her daughter Gail Mabo confirmed the death but did not specify the…

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