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The 1967 referendum, or, When Aborigines didn't get the vote / Bain Attwood and Andrew Markus ; in collaboration with Dale Edwards and Kath Schilling
Bib ID 3012290
Format BookBook
Author
Attwood, Bain
 
Description Canberra : Aboriginal Studies Press, 1997 
xi, 155 p. : ill. ; 27 cm. 
ISBN 0855753110
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.

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Subjects Aboriginal Australians -- Legal status, laws, etc.  |  Aboriginal Australians -- Government relations.  |  Referendum -- Australia.  |  Politics and Government - Political action - Civil rights.  |  Law - Constitutional law.  |  Race relations - Racial discrimination - Legislative.  |  Politics and Government - Referenda - Referendum, 1967.  |  Government policy.  |  Australia.
Other authors/contributors Markus, Andrew  |  Edwards, Dale (Dale Leslie)  |  Schilling, Kath  |  Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies
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