...I've never seen a man bawl like that...
'He wasn't around when I was pregnant or when Crystal was born, he was up on the Island then. And then by the time he got back here, she was six months old. Yeah, so it was a big tear session for him, once he walked in the room and seen Crystal he just bawled. I've never seen a man bawl like that, eh. We started getting really close. I wasn't allowed to stay away for the day otherwise he'd crack a spaz.'
Keywords: family, Mabo, Edward Koiki, West, Malita
Malita West, Eddie's daughter, interviewed by Trevor Graham, Townsville, 1996.
Author: Graham, Trevor
© Film Australia
Source: West, Malita