Bonita Mabo a prominent indigenous rights campaigner has died.
Bonita Mabo a prominent indigenous rights campaigner has died.

'Greatly missed': Indigenous advocate Bonita Mabo dies

BONITA Mabo, the wife of well-known indigenous rights campaigner Eddie Mabo has died.

In a statement, The Australian South Sea islander Alliance said she would "be greatly missed".

"Aunty Bonita's contribution to social justice and human rights for First Nations People and the Australian South Sea islander recognition was monumental and relentless," the statement read.

Just last week James Cook University presented her with one their highest awards - an Honorary Doctor of Letters, in recognition of her outstanding contribution to the community.

Read the full story at the Townsville Bulletin


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