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Mabo tells the story of Eddie Koiki Mabo, the Torres Strait Islander who left school at fifteen, yet spearheaded the High Court challenge that once and for all overthrew the notion of terra nullius. Hand in hand with this David and Goliath legal battle is the tender love story of Koiki and Bonita, the woman he met as a teenager, and loved through thirty years of marriage and the raising of ten children. It tells of the deep love and partnership that fuelled their fight for Australian law to recognise traditional land rights. Although Koiki never lived to hear the High Court's decision that returned his land to him, the name Mabo has become known nationwide.
2011; 2012

Queensland and the Great Barrier Reef [electronic resource]: Globe Trekker

This Globe Trekker video follows Megan McCormick through Queensland, Australia's second largest state whose 3,000 mile coastline borders the Great Barrier Reef. Her trip includes stops at various coastline surfer destinations, an encounter with local chef Gary Flynn, a tour of the wildlife on Fraser Island (the world's largest sandbar), a two-day yacht ride, a dive into Blue Pearl Bay, a tutorial on crocodile etiquette from the Barefooted Bushman, a lesson about the Great Barrier Reef from a marine biologist, a visit to the former center of the dangerous Japanese pearl trade, and a wild boar hunt. In the Magnetic Islands, Megan goes diving into the wreck of the Yongola, a passenger and cargo ship that was hit by a cyclone in 1911. She ends up at Lizard Island, a luxury resort close t [...]

Eco Queensland [electronic resource]

This episode features eco-expeditions in Australia's Queensland. Join Lin Sutherland as she explores the beautiful southern subtropical rain forests of the Gold Coast hinterland, swims with dolphins at Sea World, meets the local wildlife characters to the west of Cairns, and relaxes in one of Australia's lushest tropical paradises.

Queensland, Australia [electronic resource]: Don't Forget Your Passport

Gordon Sivell travels the length of Queensland through dense tropical rainforest where he learns the secrets of Aboriginal artwork and early life in the bush. He spends time with backpacking scuba divers on the Great Barrier Reef outside Cairns and explores Fraser Island with its miles of unspoiled beaches.

Great Barrier Reef (Part 1) (Part 2) and Hartley Creek ; Queensland by Train ; Sydney by Night [electronic resource]: Barunga

In this episode, head to the Great Barrier Reef for a mass migration of manta rays on Lady Elliot Island. Visit the Aboriginal Music Festival of Barunga and check out the crocodiles at Hartley Creek. Take the train across Queensland to the outback and the tropical east coast. Then head for a big night out in Sydney to see what the biggest city in Australia has to offer.