Neville Bonner

Neville Bonner (1922 – 1999) first indigenous Australian politician
“I’m not quite sure what forces there were that helped me to do better than some of my counterparts did. I suppose being a Christian, I believe that God’s hand was in it all, God works in mysterious ways, there’s wonders to behold”.


Neville Bonner became the first indigenous Australian to sit in the Australian Parliament. He was elected in his own right in 1972, 1974, 1975 and 1980.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neville_Bonner

So, do you think that it was your achievements and the self-esteem that brought, that enabled you to avoid that past?

Well, I suppose so, I’m not quite sure what forces there were that helped me to do better than some of my counterparts did. I suppose being a Christian, I believe that God’s hand was in it all, God works in mysterious ways, there’s wonders to behold.
http://www.australianbiography.gov.au/subjects/bonner/interview5.html

Neville Bonner: Remembering Australia’s first Indigenous Parliamentarian
http://www.sbs.com.au/nitv/nitv-news/article/2016/03/28/neville-bonner-remembering-australias-first-indigenous-parliamentarian

Influential Australian aboriginal Christians
https://atributetoaustralianchristians.wordpress.com/2010/12/14/influential-australian-aboriginal-christians/

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One Response to Neville Bonner

  1. Neville Walter Simpson says:

    This MAN was my Idol. We both had a Carpentry Background. Having only a limited Education he was a very wise man and an excellent debater. I so mourned his passing. He left behind a loving Wife and Family.

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