'He loved to listen to blues - because in blues they talk about the hard life. He'd really listen to the lyrics and listen to what people were tyring to get across. And I remember him sitting there and just listening. Mum was into different things, she was into country and western. You'd have dad and his old, you know, Blue Eyes singing out of this side, and mum would have country and western down the other end. And then in the middle were us, with our, you know, 70s disco music.'
Keywords: activism, Mabo, Eddie Jnr., Mabo, Edward Koiki, Mabo family, Mabo, Gail, music, Townsville
Interviewed by Trevor Graham, Kempsey, 1996.
Author: Graham, Trevor
© Film Australia
Source: Mabo, Gail