The 1967 referendum was the culmination of a long struggle for both aboriginal rights and respect, for social esteem as well as equality before the law. The 1967 referendum what were the consequences of the referendum given such a high 'yes' vote in the 1967 referendum, it could be assumed that australia was on the brink of a new era of. The 1967 referendum implications for health then, now and in the future. On 27 may 1967 a referendum was held to alter the australian constitution it concerned two sections in the constitution section 51, which stated that the. The 1967 referendum was a landmark achievement for indigenous australians following decades of indigenous and non-indigenous activism, over 90% of all australians voted in favour of. Address to the ethnic communities’ council of victoria annual general meeting 27 november 2007 reflection on the 1967 referendum and the commissioner’s multiculturalism position paper. Saturday 27th of may marks the 50th anniversary of the 1967 referendum in which australians voted overwhelmingly to amend the constitution to allow the commonwealth to make laws for.
Search the collection for additional material books the 1967 referendum bain attwood and andrew markus, the 1967 referendum: race, power and the australian constitution, canberra. May 27 marks the 40th anniversary of the overwhelming victory of the 1967 referendum, in which almost 91% of the australian people voted to give the federal government the constitutional. Poche opinion - the 1967 referendum, key thinkers forum. The 1967 referendum historical timeline though two questions were asked, the one regarding indigenous australians was and is considered far more important. Why have the results of the 1967 referendum had a lasting symbolic significance civil rights activist faith bandler describes a long and well-organised struggle for the referendum and the.
The 1967 referendum made history: australians voted overwhelmingly to amend the constitution to include aboriginal people in the census and allow the commonwealth to create laws for them. These activities are designed to activate students’ prior knowledge and to develop their understanding of the key terms and concepts relating to the 1967 referendum and the aboriginal and. A hand-written note by jessie street to faith bandler sparked the beginning of great change for aboriginal people. On 27 may 1967 a remarkable event occurred an overwhelming majority of electors voted in a national referendum to amend clauses of the australian constitution concerning aboriginal people.
The australian referendum of 27 may 1967, called by the holt government, approved two amendments to the australian constitution relating to indigenous australians. The 1967 referendum is about the aboriginals trying to be counted in australias census they are trying to change their rights and freedom the. The 1967 referendum in australia [-0-] 85 likes the 1967 referendum in australia [-0-] the page aims to inform the wider public of this.
Historical records said little about aborigines at the various conferences and conventions that preceded federation the resulting australian constitution of 1901 mentioned aboriginal people. Legaltalk—insights wwwpwccomau 50th anniversary of the 1967 referendum 29 may 2017 tony o’malley, simon lewis, steph baker, cameron o’sullivan. Search trove to discover resources about the 1967 referendum from collecting institutions across australia, for example: yes vote 1967 1967 referendum.
27 may: the 1967 referendum on 27 may 1967, the australian government held a referendum this was a momentous turning point in australian history. Conclusion class discussion what have we learnt about the 1967 referendum why should it be included in the hall fame what did you find interesting. On 27 may 1967, australians voted in favour of changes to the australian constitution to improve the services available to indigenous australians the changes focused on two sections of the. The 1967 referendum the people’s movement view the photographs ginger bob comments on the 1967 referendum charlie coppin comments on the 1967 referendum.
Righting wrongs in the 1967 referendum the referendum on 27 may 1967 marked a significant step for indigenous rights in this country this collection delves into the records of the. The 1967 referendum contributed significantly to australian political, social and cultural history the staging and outcome of the referendum indicated australian society’s. By tran nguyen essay question: altering australia’s constitution has proven to be quite difficult, but the 1967 referendum amending s51(xxvi) was a resounding success or was it successful. The 1967 referendum regarding aboriginal rights has long been regarded as pivotal, but myths about it continue.