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The 1967 referendum : race, power and the Australian Constitution / Bain Attwood and Andrew Markus
Bib ID 3966879
Format BookBook
Author
Attwood, Bain
 
Online Versions
Edition 2nd ed. 
Description Canberra : Aboriginal Studies Press, c2007 
viii, 188 p. : ill., ports., facsims. ; 24 cm. 
ISBN 9780855755553
Summary

On 27 May 1967 an overwhelming majority of electors voted in a national referendum to amend clauses of the Australian Constitution concerning Aboriginal people. 27 May 2007 is the 40th anniversary of this landmark event. The referendum is commonly considered the turning point in Australian historical and cultural life. The historic moment when citizenship rights were granted ? including the vote ? and the Commonwealth finally assumed responsibility for Aboriginal affairs. This book explores the legal and political significance of the referendum and the long struggle by Australians for constitutional change.

Full contents
  • Machine derived contents note: Acknowledgments iv
  • Abbreviations v
  • Preface vi
  • 1 The Constitution and the Power of Race 1
  • 2 The Commonwealth and Aboriginal Affairs 6
  • 3 The Federal Council for Aboriginal Advancement 14
  • and Constitutional Change
  • 4 The 1962-3 Petition Campaign 27
  • 5 The Coalition Government and the Demand for 35
  • a Referendum
 
Notes

Previously published as: The 1967 referendum, or, When Aborigines didn't get the vote. 1997.

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Reproduction Originally published [Canberra] : Aboriginal Studies Press, 1967 under title When Aborigines didn't get the vote 
Subjects Aboriginal Australians - Civil rights.  |  Aboriginal Australians - Legal status, laws, etc.  |  Aboriginal Australians - Suffrage.  |  Citizenship - Australia.  |  Referendum - Australia.  |  Aboriginal Australians - Civil rights  |  Aboriginal Australians - Legal status, laws, etc.  |  Aboriginal Australians - Suffrage  |  Citizenship - Australia  |  Referendum - Australia
Other authors/contributors Markus, Andrew  |  Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies
Also Titled

Nineteen sixty seven referendum

When Aborigines didn't get the vote.

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