Eddie faces intense cross-examination
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Eddie faces intense cross-examination

Clip from Mabo

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In Court the defence cross-examines Eddie 'Koiki' and his paternal line as a Mabo man, citing evidence from the Aboriginal identity card prepared by the Ministry for ...

In Court the defence cross-examines Eddie 'Koiki' and his paternal line as a Mabo man, citing evidence from the Aboriginal identity card prepared by the Ministry for Aboriginal Affairs. Outside the courtroom, Eddie sees Paddy Killoran who tries to diminish Eddie's fight by suggesting his father would be ashamed. Back in court, Eddie faces intense questioning designed to invalidate his heritage and discredit his cause.

Returning home, a historic meeting and political intimidations
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Returning home, a historic meeting and political intimidations

Clip from Mabo

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The Supreme Court of Queensland holds a historic sitting on Murray Island. Koiki 'Eddie' is refused his election to Island Council. Later he gets into a fight with another ...

The Supreme Court of Queensland holds a historic sitting on Murray Island. Koiki 'Eddie' is refused his election to Island Council. Later he gets into a fight with another local over the complex issues of ownership. Eddie and QC Bryan Keon-Cohen prepare for a day in court. Meanwhile, Paddy Killoran intimidates Eddie's relative Georgie. In court, the Mabo team learn that brothers Sam and David Passi have withdrawn from the case.

Returning to family, returning to home
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Returning to family, returning to home

Clip from Mabo

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On the bus, Eddie has a flashback to leaving Murray Island. At home, he becomes overwhelmed by the stress of the case and takes it out on Bonita. Bonita takes the family to a ...

On the bus, Eddie has a flashback to leaving Murray Island. At home, he becomes overwhelmed by the stress of the case and takes it out on Bonita. Bonita takes the family to a friend's house. Realising his actions were inexcusable, Eddie brings them home and spends the night fishing, proving he can care for his family the old way. The reoccurring music and motif of care and family return Eddie to his father's teachings, and he realises there is a long way to go.

Eddie meets Bonita, finds strength in traditions
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Eddie meets Bonita, finds strength in traditions

Clip from Mabo

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Eddie 'Koiki' attends the social event in town, looking for Bonita 'Netta'. Eddie introduces himself as Koiki and his "white-fella" name as Eddie. Eddie learns that Bonita ...

Eddie 'Koiki' attends the social event in town, looking for Bonita 'Netta'. Eddie introduces himself as Koiki and his "white-fella" name as Eddie. Eddie learns that Bonita doesn’t like drink or pubs and he pretends to agree. As he turns to leave, he drops a bottle of alcohol and is exposed for lying. Later, the cops pull him up and search him for nothing. Displace and confused, Koiki performs a customary song on the railway line as he walks home. The next day writes to Bonita, apologising for h

Displacement, erasure, and family ties
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Displacement, erasure, and family ties

Clip from Mabo

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The Mabo family head north to Murray Island, but discover their travel request refused, denying father and son the traditional rite of passage before death. Back home, Eddie ...

The Mabo family head north to Murray Island, but discover their travel request refused, denying father and son the traditional rite of passage before death. Back home, Eddie explains the injustice to Henry and Noel but is shocked to learn that the government claims ownership over Indigenous land. Eddie discusses the situation with Bonita and thinks of his father. While presenting a lecture, Eddie tells a petulant student that the staking of a Union Jack cannot undo 16 generations of cultural k

Self-discovery, heritage and respect
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Self-discovery, heritage and respect

Clip from Yolngu Boy

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Returning to the water, Milika, Botj and Lorrpu find a campsite. Inside the camp they notice evidence of disrespectful occupants. Stealing the camp's boat, the boys work ...

Returning to the water, Milika, Botj and Lorrpu find a campsite. Inside the camp they notice evidence of disrespectful occupants. Stealing the camp's boat, the boys work together to catch their first turtle. After eating it, Lorrpu places pieces of shell and bones into the fire. Lorrpu explains it is in respect of the old people. As they walk across country Botj begins singing their song line. Together they embrace their journey and rediscover Yolngu knowledge.

Dreaming, friendship and diverging realities
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Dreaming, friendship and diverging realities

Clip from Yolngu Boy

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Lorrpu dreams of his childhood with Botj and Milika; of their hunts together and the time they were initiated. Milika pulls Lorrpu out of his dream. Milika has grown into a ...

Lorrpu dreams of his childhood with Botj and Milika; of their hunts together and the time they were initiated. Milika pulls Lorrpu out of his dream. Milika has grown into a great football player and is invited to ceremony by Yolngu elder, Dawu. Botj is collected from jail by his uncle, Matjala, who asks about his absent father. At the game Botj gets into a fight, almost hurting Milika. Jail has changed Botj and the progression of their friendship.

Botj ends up on the wrong side of both laws
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Botj ends up on the wrong side of both laws

Clip from Yolngu Boy

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Matjala questions Lorrpu when he arrives at the hospital. Lorrpu sings by Botj's side, waiting to see if he will be okay. Lorrpu finds Milika at the oval to tells him the ...

Matjala questions Lorrpu when he arrives at the hospital. Lorrpu sings by Botj's side, waiting to see if he will be okay. Lorrpu finds Milika at the oval to tells him the news, but Milika doesn't care. A love interest between Darwu's granddaughter and Lorrpu develops. The elders remind Milika and Lorrpu of their responsibilities as dirramu (men). Lorrpu devises a plan to help his friend Botj, and Milika comes through in the end.

Self-determination, displacement and two worlds
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Self-determination, displacement and two worlds

Clip from Yolngu Boy

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Botj goes to see Darwu, and determine his future. That night, he tells of getting jailed for pretending to be on turtle hunt, the boys laugh. The next day Botj visits his ...

Botj goes to see Darwu, and determine his future. That night, he tells of getting jailed for pretending to be on turtle hunt, the boys laugh. The next day Botj visits his father, finding him drunk and unable to recognise Botj. Lorrpu and Milika plead Botj's case to Darwu. Botj, caught between two worlds, turns to bad habits. Milika and Lorrpu come to an understanding about their own futures. Botj's body is found washed up below the bridge.

Learning to trust each other and their knowledge
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Learning to trust each other and their knowledge

Clip from Yolngu Boy

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The boys set out for Darwin, with only themselves, their memories and their hopes. Lorrpu leads the group, entreating the others to trust him and their cultural knowledge. ...

The boys set out for Darwin, with only themselves, their memories and their hopes. Lorrpu leads the group, entreating the others to trust him and their cultural knowledge. Back home in north-eastern Arnhem Lab, Matjala reasons with police to give him a chance to find the boys first. Bäru Dirramu (crocodile man) visits Botj, Milika and Lorrpu as they dream.

Botj struggles to find a place for himself
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Botj struggles to find a place for himself

Clip from Yolngu Boy

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Botj watches Milika and Lorrpu's ceremony into manhood. Afterwards, he goes to see his estranged mother. The next day, envious of Milika and Lorrpu, Botj pressures them into ...

Botj watches Milika and Lorrpu's ceremony into manhood. Afterwards, he goes to see his estranged mother. The next day, envious of Milika and Lorrpu, Botj pressures them into breaking into the local store. Botj gets into a fight with Lorrpu. Feeling isolated and angry, Botj decides to get high. Memories of Bäru (crocodile) initiation and anxieties about his future flash through his mind and he spins out of control, trashing the Youth Centre.

Acceptance of Indigenous knowledge
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Acceptance of Indigenous knowledge

Clip from One Night The Moon

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The girl's mother asks the tracker for help and his traditional skills succeed after the father fails. They sing Little Bones.

The girl's mother asks the tracker for help and his traditional skills succeed after the father fails. They sing Little Bones.

Cultural arrogance and Aboriginal knowledge
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Cultural arrogance and Aboriginal knowledge

Clip from One Night The Moon

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The white father of a missing girl rejects the help of an Aboriginal tracker. They sing This Land Is Mine.

The white father of a missing girl rejects the help of an Aboriginal tracker. They sing This Land Is Mine.

The Circuit
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The Circuit: It's A Long Way Home

Season 1 Episode 1 SBS2 November 16, 2009

Civics and citizenship

Ethical understanding

Indigenous Australians

Personal and social capability

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The Circuit is set in the Kimberley region of North Western Australia. It is a place of two seasons; the wet and the dusty dry. Known for its beauty, vastness and hardship, ...

The Circuit is set in the Kimberley region of North Western Australia. It is a place of two seasons; the wet and the dusty dry. Known for its beauty, vastness and hardship, this region is a land rich in history for its traditional owners, but now sits within the confines of white ownership and white law. This is the home of The Circuit, the Magistrate's Court, which visits far-flung communities several days a month, bringing conveyor-belt justice dealt swiftly and fairly.

The Circuit
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The Circuit: In Country

Season 1 Episode 2 SBS2 November 17, 2009

Civics and citizenship

Ethical understanding

Indigenous Australians

Personal and social capability

11-12
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A flurry of racist leaflets and a lack of faith in him, on the part of the people he is trying to help, put Drew in a bad temper. Sam and Drew seem determined to remain on ...

A flurry of racist leaflets and a lack of faith in him, on the part of the people he is trying to help, put Drew in a bad temper. Sam and Drew seem determined to remain on different sides of the fence. Necessity places them in a position where they find out more about each other, as a courtroom decision has tragic consequences.

The Circuit
52:00

The Circuit: Deeper Water

Season 1 Episode 3 SBS2 November 18, 2009

Indigenous Australians

Civics and citizenship

Ethical understanding

Personal and social capability

11-12
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The race to save a young girl from abuse is on, but the law, and the predator's ties with the community and court, make the task seemingly impossible. Bella takes the law into ...

The race to save a young girl from abuse is on, but the law, and the predator's ties with the community and court, make the task seemingly impossible. Bella takes the law into her own hands, and Archie and Clarry find themselves on different sides of the fence, leading to violence.

The Circuit
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The Circuit: Stairway To The Moon

Season 1 Episode 4 SBS2 November 19, 2009

Indigenous Australians

Civics and citizenship

Ethical understanding

Personal and social capability

11-12
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It's festival time in Broome, and what begins as a relaxing weekend quickly spirals out of control. Drew receives an ultimatum; Peter gets more than he bargained for; and ...

It's festival time in Broome, and what begins as a relaxing weekend quickly spirals out of control. Drew receives an ultimatum; Peter gets more than he bargained for; and there's tragedy for both Archie and Clarry, when one lands in hospital and the other in prison.

The Circuit
51:27

The Circuit: You Always Hurt The Ones You Love

Season 1 Episode 5 SBS2 November 20, 2009

Indigenous Australians

Civics and citizenship

Ethical understanding

Personal and social capability

11-12
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In the aftermath of the festival, Archie and Clarry face court and potential prison time. Sam makes a tragic discovery about his son, as drew makes a decision about seeing his ...

In the aftermath of the festival, Archie and Clarry face court and potential prison time. Sam makes a tragic discovery about his son, as drew makes a decision about seeing his family.