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[Referendum, 27 May 1967 : ephemera relating to the campaign on the questions of Parliament and Aboriginals collected by the National Library of Australia]
Bib ID 6534332
Format BookBook [text, still image, sheet, volume]
Description 1 folder of miscellaneous pieces. 
Series

Australian ephemera collection (General)

Summary

A collection of chiefly printed ephemera concerned with the issues and debate for the two questions asked at the referendum held on 27 May 1967: to remove the requirement that the number of members of the House of Representatives must be roughly double the number of senators (not carried); to give the Commonwealth Parliament the power to make laws with respect to Aboriginal people in Australia, and to include Aboriginal people in national censuses (carried).

Biography/History

The referendum of 27 May 1967, called by the Holt Government, approved two amendments to the Australian constitution relating to Indigenous Australians. Technically it was a vote on the Constitution Alteration (Aboriginals) 1967, which became law on 10 August 1967 following the results of the referendum. The amendments were overwhelmingly endorsed, winning 90.77 percent of votes cast and carrying in all six states. The other question put in the referendum, on the composition of parliament, was rejected, receiving less than half as much support

Notes

Includes ephemera relating to the 40th anniversary of the 1967 Referendum.

Digital master available National Library of Australia;

Subjects Australia Constitution Alteration (Parliament) 1967.  |  Australia Constitution Alteration (Aboriginals) 1967.  |  Aboriginal Australians -- Civil rights  |  Aboriginal Australians -- Suffrage  |  Aboriginal Australians -- Legal status, laws, etc  |  Referendum -- Australia -- Miscellanea.  |  Referendum -- Australia -- 1967.  |  Aboriginal Australians -- Government relations  |  Printed ephemera -- Australia  |  Referendum, 27 May 1967.  |  Australian.
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