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ABC1, Sun­day, 8.30pm ★★★★★ The tele­movies Hawke and Pa­per Giants have shown just how com­pelling TV por­traits of fa­mous Aus­tralians can be. Now it’s time to add Mabo to the list. This ABC tele­movie de­tails the life of Tor­res Strait Is­lander Ed­die ‘‘Kioki’’ Mabo (Jimi Bani), who cam­paigned for in­dige­nous land rights and spear­headed the land­mark High Court chal­lenge to terra nul­lius. Mabo isn’t dry his­tory. Ed­die’s grow­ing ac­tivism is con­trasted with his ro­mance and mar­riage to Bonita (the won­der­ful Deb­o­rah Mail­man). The all-star cast fea­tures Colin Friels as Jus­tice Moyni­han, Mi­randa Otto, Rob Carl­ton and Felix Wil­liamson. Mabo is one of the must-watch TV events of this year.



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