The 1967 Referedum for Indigenous Rights: Lessons for today
2:15pm Sun 09 Apr
About this session
In 1967 more than 90 percent of voters endorsed the push for greater Indigenous rights in a national referendum. This high vote came off the back of many years of campaigning by Indigenous and non-indigenous activists, including trade unionists and socialists.
Today the '67 vote is often invoked in reference to the proposed referendum for a Voice to Parliament. However the context in which it emerged was quite different and raised specific questions about how Indigenous people can fight for their rights in post-war Australia.
Aboriginal rights & trade unions in the 1950s and 1960sby Sandra Bloodworth
The 1967 referendum : race, power and the Australian Constitutionby Bain Attwood and Andrew Markus