Bit of Black Business – Sharpeye (2007)

Series: Bit of Black Business
Director: Aaron Fa’Aoso
Cinematoraphy: Eric Murray Lui
Production: Australia – Scarlett Pictures
Notes: premièred at the 8th Message Stick Indigenous Film Festival in Sydney in 2007.


Dancing in the Moonlight (1989)

Director: Trevor Graham
Production: Australia – Yarra Bank Films / Townsville Aboriginal and Islander Media Association
Notes: This film explores the Fifth Festival of Pacific Arts in Townsville in 1988. Eddie Mabo was heavily involved in this festival in his role as Community Arts Officer for the Department of Aboriginal Affairs in Townsville.
Link(s): Screen Australia »




  1. Awaken: Christine Anu Deadly Red Shoes (2015)
  2. Colour Theory: Teho Ropeyarn (2016)
  3. Malaytown – Edward Watkin Story (2013)
  4. Our Stories: Warupau Nur – Sound of the Drum (2016)
  5. The Frontier Wars: A Personal Tribute to the Nation (2016)
  6. Torres to the Thames (2013)

Double Wire Productions



  1. Frangipani Land Forever (2008)
  2. Leaving Frog Hollow – Patricia Watkin Story (2015)
  3. Malaytown Stories (2006)
  4. Malaytown – Edward Watkin Story (2013)
  5. Message Stick: Green Warrior (2008)
  6. Message Stick: Troubled Waters (2007)
  7. Our Aunties and Uncles: Aunty Flora Cook (2014)
  8. The Queen and I (2011)

King of the Coral Sea (1954)

Director: Lee Robinson
Production: Australia – Southern International
Notes: The world première of this film was held on Thursday Island on the 17 July 1954. See Andrew Pike and Ross Cooper. 1980. Australian Film 1900-1977: A Guide to Feature Film Production. Melbourne: Oxford University Press. No. 338, p. 217.
Link(s): Australian Screen »
Related films: The Pearlers, dir. Lee Robinson (1949) NFSA »