In 1967 over 90% of Australians voted to allow the Constitution to be changed so as to allow the Federal Parliament to make law for Aboriginal Australians and to recognise and include them in the national Census.
While a watershed moment in national history, it did not remedy all the issues in the Constitution in relation to recognition of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. The current ‘Recognise’ campaign is an effort to remedy some of these issues.
To learn more and access records about the 1967 Referendum visit: http://www.naa.gov.au/collection/fact-sheets/fs150.aspx
To learn more about the ‘Recognise’ campaign visit: www.recognise.org.au