Broadcasting Pioneer Uncle Lester Bostock passes away.

Media RING would like to send their condolences to the Bostock family & friends and pay their respects to a broadcasting trailblazer, the late Uncle Lester Bostock.

Uncle Lester Bostock OAM, passed away peacefully last Thursday morning in Sydney.

The proud Bundjalung man was a pioneer of Aboriginal filmmaking and radio.

He was a founding member of Black Theatre and Metro Screen, as well as Radio Redfern now Koori Radio. His was the first Aboriginal voice heard on SBS Radio and many media leaders describe Uncle Lester as a mentor who opened doors and careers for them.

The trail-blazer was also a central figure in the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander rights movements in the 1960s and 1970s.

In the 1980s, he turned his eyes to a new medium and helped to form Radio Redfern, which is now known as Koori Radio. The Bundjalung Elder was the first Aboriginal presenter on SBS Radio and was part of the first Aboriginal program team at SBS Television with Rhoda Roberts.

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