Tanika’s a star in the making

Top Joann, Tanika and Nickole Lonesborough and Kate Stewart - four generations come together to celebrate Tanika's role in The Sapphires. Image courtesy of the South Coast Register.

Top Joann, Tanika and Nickole Lonesborough and Kate Stewart – four generations come together to celebrate Tanika’s role in The Sapphires. Image courtesy of the South Coast Register.

Tanika on set with Deborah Mailman

Tanika on set with Deborah Mailman

Booderee has its own celebrity talent – young Tanika Lonesborough.

Tanika plays actress Deborah Mailman’s character Gail as a young girl in the hit Aussie film The Sapphires.

Tanika is from the Wreck Bay Aboriginal Community, the granddaughter of Annette Brown who sits on the Booderee Board of Management.

The Sapphires hasn’t been Tanika’s first brush with fame – she also met Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth on her last visit to Australia.

You can get a brief glimpse of Tanika on Jessica Mauboy’s film clip for the song Gotcha or, to see more of Tanika, check out The Sapphires today.

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