Australian Biography: Neville Bonner

Title:
Australian Biography: Neville Bonner
NFSA ID:
250832
Year:
1992
Category:
WARNING: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander viewers are advised that the following program may contain images and/or audio of deceased persons
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From the Film Australia Collection. Made by Film Australia 1992. Directed by Frank Heimans. Born in northern NSW in 1922, Neville Bonner started his working life as a ringbarker, canecutter and stockman. He spent 16 years on the repressive Palm Island Aboriginal Reserve where he learned many of the skills that would help him later as a politician. Bonner became the first Aboriginal person in Federal Parliament, representing Queensland as a Liberal Party Senator from 1971 to 1983.

Production company:
Film Australia