TLF ID M008339
This clip shows Aboriginal activist and politician Neville Bonner talking about his early life. He says that his mother was deserted by her first husband, after which the family moved to Lismore and lived on the bank of the Richmond River. The conditions there were 'very shocking'. Bonner's grandfather cleared an area under lantana bushes, and collected pieces of iron from rubbish dumps to build a shelter for the family. This clip is an excerpt from the program Neville Bonner (26 min), an episode of 'Australian biography' series 1, produced in 1991.