Neville Bonner

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Birthday
28, 1922
Birthplace
Australia
Death Date
Feb 5, 1999 (76)
Birth Sign
Aries
Birthday
28, 1922
Birthplace
Australia
Death Date
Feb 5, 1999 (76)

About

Australian politician who was the first Indigenous Australian to be a member of the Parliament of Australia, an office he served from 1971 to 1983.

Before Fame

He was a farm laborer before becoming Assistant Settlement Overseer at Palm Island.

Trivia

He was named Australian of the Year in 1979 and in 1998 he was elected to the Constitutional Convention as a candidate of Australians for a Constitutional Monarchy.

Family Life

He never knew his father.

Associated With

He and Jamie Briggs have both been members of Australian Parliament.