NITV doco follows inspirational mum-of-nine Daniella
DANIELLA Borg is one of the most inspirational women you'll ever meet.
The 47-year-old is at the centre of NITV's new observational documentary series Family Rules. Cameras follow the daily lives of Daniella and her nine daughters, who range in age from 12 to 29.
She had her youngest daughter Hannah just a few weeks before her partner Kevin Rule died tragically from a coward punch in 2004. His assault was the subject of a 2009 documentary, Courting with Justice.
"You have to remain positive, otherwise the negativity can get out of control," Daniella tells ARM's The Guide.
"I just try to see the positives in things, but quite honestly my kids were my saviours. At a time when I felt like I just needed to crumble down I'd look at my baby and girls and say 'No I can't do this; I've got to stay strong for my girls'."
After Kevin's tragic death Daniella not only survived, she flourished.
She completed her secondary education degree and now works as the indigenous education officer at the same school her youngest daughters attend. She is also studying a BA in Social Science at Edith Cowan University.
Daniella sat down with all of her daughters before agreeing to let cameras into their home to document everything from a family road trip to visit relatives to the pressures of picking out the perfect formal dress.
The family has been dubbed Australia's version of the Kardashians.
"I hope people are going to be entertained and that they are going to laugh with us," she says.
"The show's not just for Aboriginal people as such. I think large families will appreciate what they see because I'm sure they experience a lot of similar things. Sisters will have experienced a lot of the same things the girls experience and a single parent will relate to what I experience."
Family Rules premieres on NITV on Monday at 7.30pm.