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Indigenous Understanding MYBennies: Politics and Politicians


Acknowledgement of Country

Mount St Benedict College acknowledges and pays respect to the past and present traditional custodians and elders of this nation and the continuation of cultural, spiritual and educational practices of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. Ancestors have walked this country and we acknowledge their special and unique place in our nation’s historical, cultural and linguistic identity.

Visitors should be aware that this Research Guide may contain images or documentation relating to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who are deceased.

Parliamentary Education Office

This group of articles offer information on current indigenous politicians, and some history of indigenous peoples and politics.

Creative Spirits

There are not many Aboriginal politicians in Australia's history—yet. Their numbers are increasing. Below is a selection of Aboriginal politicians.

Neville Bonner

Senator Neville Bonner AO was the first Indigenous Australian to enter the Federal Parliament.


Sorry Day - Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd addresses the Australian House of Representatives, apologizing for the government programs which took children from Aboriginal families, the Stolen Generations.

We look back at important moments in the history of Indigenous Australians. We join the Freedom Ride 50 years after it hit the road, find out what happened at Wave Hill, and why some people think there should be a treaty.

Neville Bonner was the first Aborigine to sit in Federal Parliament.