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...The first birth he'd ever been to...
'I remember when I had Caleb, my first son, Dad came with us, it was the first birth he'd ever been to. And I remember being in labour I was in pain, he was holding my hand, squeezing my hand and I was squeezing his hand and he was crying. He realised how much pain mum was in, having to go through child birth seven times with us and he was never there to hold her and support her and he realised how much he'd missed by coming in with me.'
Keywords: family, Mabo, Edward Koiki, Mabo family, Mabo, Gail

Interviewed by Trevor Graham, Townsville, 1996.
Author: Graham, Trevor
© Film Australia
Source: Mabo, Gail