Our First Indigenous Politician Remembered by his Step Granddaughter

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Neville Bonner was Australia's first elected Indigenous politician who rose against the odds to become a Senator for Queensland in 1971.

Senator Bonner was awarded Australian of the Year in 1978 and made an Officer of the Order of Australia (AO) in 1984, going on to devote the later part of his life to helping improve Indigenous-white Australian relations.

Senator Bonner's step granddaughter Roxanne Venner remembers him as a wonderful role model who was highly respected by many. She joins Jennie Lenman in the studio to talk about his legacy and how he came to be a part of her family.

Image: Neville & Heather holding their great grandchildren Bradley & Michael Venner in 1994, supplied by Roxanne Venner.