Uncle Kiddo Taylor (who sadly passed away just after this program was made) played chromatic harp. He was one of the fathers of the "Broome Sound". He lived in a humble house on the coast and supplemented his pension with fishing and shell gathering.
This is the story of Bill and Mick Thaiday, father figures in Aboriginal broadcasting. Their aim has been to give voice to Aboriginal people, where their parents and grandparents had none.
This program focuses on Steven Craig, who was heading for trouble before he went bush. Now, with the loving support of family, he runs a highly successful cattle station.
The early years of Naomi Mayers fighting racism and harsh discipline at school have been balanced by the loving support of her family. She is now deeply respected and appreciated for her landmark work as director of the Redfern Aboriginal Medical Service.
Ray Cotti was born to Aboriginal parents but adopted at a young age by a Swiss German family in Sydney. Growing up in a European culture, he thought of himself as white. Then at the age of eight, Ray was removed from his adoptive family and, after living in a series of institutions, placed in foster care. By the time he was in his teens, confusion about his identity was taking a devastating toll.
A compelling program profiling an indigenous Australian who, despite facing prejudice, ignorance and apathy, has made remarkable achievements in education. Bonita Mabo and her husband, the late Eddie Mabo, battled on behalf of the Torres Strait Islanders for the recognition of their native titles.
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