Neville Bonner


Birthday March 28, 1922

Birth Sign Aries

Birthplace Australia

DEATH DATE Feb 5, 1999 (76)

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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.


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.