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The Neville Bonner Bridge?

Okay so that’s just our choice. The Hale Street Link is up for renaming ahead of its 2010 completion and the public input on naming ideas has been whittled down to a shortlist. Visit www.NameThatBridge.com to cast your vote.

There’s some notable people as suggestions on the list but we like the idea of honouring Australia’s first indigenous federal pollie, Neville Bonner. The location of the bridge has a strong Aboriginal history and Bonner played a huge role in bringing together Australians of all backgrounds.

A monarchist and Liberal Party member, he was a suit-wearing indigenous rights activist, Australian of the Year and a  farm labourer. A man who stood up for what he believed, strong and unwavering. He crossed so many social ‘divides’ it seems fitting to name a river crossing after him.