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1971: Swearing-in of Senator Neville Bonner as the first Aboriginal Australian to hold a seat in Federal Parliament

17 August All day

Neville Thomas Bonner (1922–1999) was the first Aboriginal person to serve as a member of the Australian Parliament. He was a Senator for Queensland from 1971 to 1983. Hear him speak bout his life in the video below.

1992 Interview with Neville Bonner