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Faith Bandler spoke to Melbourne University students urging them to vote for the Aboriginal referendum. Source: Courtesy The Sun (Melbourne), 19 May 1967

Faith Bandler spoke to Melbourne University students urging them to vote for the Aboriginal referendum. Source: Courtesy The Sun (Melbourne), 19 May 1967

Aborigines and white settlers in battle.... Myall Creek massacre 1838 Twenty-eight Indigenous people are killed by convicts, ex-convicts and one native-born settler at Myall Creek. Eleven Europeans are charged with murder but are acquitted. A new trial finds seven guilty and they are hanged. A Border Police force is formed amid escalating violence between settlers and Indigenous people. Museum of Australian Democracy at Old Parliament House

Exploring Democracy · Equal Rights · Museum of Australian Democracy at Old Parliament House

Righting wrongs in the 1967 referendum - History (10). The referendum on 27 May 1967 marked a significant step for Indigenous rights in this country.

Righting wrongs in the 1967 referendum - History The referendum on 27 May 1967 marked a significant step for Indigenous rights in this country.

Vincent Lingiari (left) and Donald Nangiari - Two elders of the Gurindji tribe who visited capital cities in 1971 to campaign for Aboriginal land rights. Leaders of the Wave Hill Walk Off Mob.

Exploring Democracy · Vincent Lingiari · Museum of Australian Democracy at Old Parliament House

J Hassen and daughter protesting in fron of Parliament House. Their sign reads: 'Give us equal rights throughout Australia'.

The 1967 referendum made history: Australians voted overwhelmingly to amend the constitution to include Aboriginal people in the census and allow the Commonwealth to create laws for them.

Miller St, North Sydney, sometime in the 1950's, looking north, with the recently completed MLC Building on the right

Miller St, North Sydney, sometime in the looking north, with the recently completed MLC Building on the right

Please take a moment to sign & share: Do not cut off water and power supplies to Aboriginal Communities. The Australian Federal Government is considering cutting off the supplies of water and power of up to 200 indigenous communities, claiming they cannot afford these basic human rights for their indigenous peoples.

The Australian Federal Government is considering cutting off the supplies of water and power of up to 200 indigenous com signatures on petition)

Sorry Day, Australia. Feb 18. A day of reconciliation with Australian Aborigines…

Sorry Day, Australia. Feb 18. A day of reconciliation with Australian Aborigines…

This is Gary Foley. This photo was taken in 1971 during the Springbok tour of Australia. For more info about the history of the Aboriginal rights struggle, check out The Koori History Website, an amazing resource, that Gary created and read more about the story behind this photo.

An iconic image showing Aboriginal rights activist, Gary Foley with a placard reading, “Pardon me for being born into a nation of racists”. It was part of a protest against the South African Springboks rugby tour of Australia in 1971 during apartheid.