Australia since Federation Defining Moments, 1901–present
Investigation 4: The development of Australian democracy and equality: Indigenous rights
During the twentieth century there were many ways in which Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in Australia did not have full and equal citizenship rights.
There were also other rights, especially land rights, that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people wanted.
What happened with Indigenous Australian’s attempts to gain equality during this time?
Your task is to read and complete the activities for six key events that impacted on the democratic rights and equality of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people since Federation.
1915 Stolen Generations
1962 Indigenous Australians’ right to vote
1967 Changing the Constitution
1992 Eddie Mabo wins his land
1993 Racism in sport
2008 A national apology