Collection UQFL571 - Neville Bonner Papers

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Neville Bonner Papers


  • 1969-1979 (Creation)

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Extent and medium

1 box.

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Name of creator


Biographical history

Neville Thomas Bonner AO (28 March 1922 - 5 February 1999), elder of the Jagera people, was the first Indigenous Australian to become a member of the Parliament of Australia. He served as President of the One People of Australia League in 1970.

Archival history

Collection previously titled as: Papers, 1969-1979
Collection alternatively titled as: Neville Bonner Collection.

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Scope and content

Correspondence, scrapbook, publications.

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System of arrangement

Folder 1: Senator Bonner early confidential papers: correspondence, greetings cards and newspaper cuttings, 1971 to 1979
Folder 2: Correspondence, photographs, receipts, business cards, travelling expenses, minutes and other papers, 1970 to 1971
Folder 3: Correspondence, 1969 to 1971
Folder 4: Letters of support on ‘Compensation for Dispossession’: newspaper cutting and correspondence, 1972 to 1974
Item 5: Scrapbook: newspaper cuttings, Jul 1970 to Dec 1970
Items 6 – 9: Opal : official journal of One People’s Australia League [annotated]:
•Sep 1966
•issue 8, Jul 1968
•issue 23, Sep/Oct 1972
•issue 26, Jun/Jul 1973

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Conditions governing access

Restricted access. Permission to access restricted material may be submitted to the Fryer Librarian for consideration.

Conditions governing reproduction

Copyright applies.

Language of material

  • English

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Dates of creation revision deletion

Revised, AM, 04-Mar-2020.
Migrated from LMS: April 2019, P.A.




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