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Defining Moments: 1967 Referendum

In 1967 Australia voted to remove the provisions of the constitution that discriminated against Aboriginal people. See this defining moment in Australia’s history brought to life, as written by historian David Hunt.

Activities

1. What did the 1967 Referendum seek to do and why was this important?

2. In what ways were Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people discriminated against before the 1967 Referendum?

3. The 1967 Referendum passed with overwhelming support from Australians. What are Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people campaigning for now and why?