The Freedom Ride… In February 1965 a group of University of Sydney students organised a bus tour of western and coastal New South Wales towns. Their purpose was threefold. The students planned to draw public attention to the poor state of Aboriginal health, education and housing. They hoped to point out and help to lessen the socially discriminatory barriers which existed between Aboriginal and white residents.

The Freedom Ride… In February 1965 a group of University of Sydney students organised a bus tour of western and coastal New South Wales towns. Their purpose was threefold. The students planned to draw public attention to the poor state of Aboriginal health, education and housing. They hoped to point out and help to lessen the socially discriminatory barriers which existed between Aboriginal and white residents.

Moree Swimming Pool - Freedom Ride 1965 - Charles Perkins with kids who had previously been refused access to public swimming pool - Australia

Freedom Ride Fact Sheet - Our Land Council, Our Mob, Our Future

Australian 1967 Referendum - Creative Spirits

In Australians voted to include Aborigines and Torres Straits Islanders on the national census. Gary Williams remembers what it meant to a .

Clips fro 'Blood Brothers-Freedom Rides on the 1965 Freedom rides in Australia

clip 1 from Blood Brothers - Freedom Ride documentary made by Rachel Perkins, daughter of Charles Perkins

Freedom Ride Anniversary Video

'Only good one's a dead one': Indigenous men recall how they defied the racism of 1965 Australia – video

RightsEd cover - Race History year 6

Stage 3 - Australia as a Nation History resource (aligned with curriculum) – race, rights and immigration from human rights commission

Charles Perkins - Freedom Ride - Australian History, Indigenous Studies   "Never intellectualise further than you can emotionally carry people. " CHARLES PERKINS "We know we cannot live in the past but the past lives in us. " CHARLES PERKINS

Charles Perkins - Freedom Ride - Australian History, Indigenous Studies "Never intellectualise further than you can emotionally carry people. " CHARLES PERKINS "We know we cannot live in the past but the past lives in us.

Fifty years on, Freedom Ride again holds up a mirror to white Australia | Australia news | The Guardian

Fifty years on, Freedom Ride again holds up a mirror to white Australia

Fifty years on, Freedom Ride again holds up a mirror to white Australia | Australia news | The Guardian

Charles Perkins at the time of the Freedom Rides

Charles Perkins at the time of the Freedom Rides

Boggabilla Tribune SEARCH Foundation, Mitchell Library, State Library of New South Wales

In Charles Perkins led the Freedom Ride, a trip to western New South Wales that drew attention to the rife racism and poor living conditions experienced by Aboriginal people.

Stories from Australia's History : Charles Perkins and the Freedom Ride - Melanie Guile

Stories from Australia's History : Charles Perkins and the Freedom Ride - Melanie Guile

Freedom Ride fact sheet - Australia

Freedom Ride Fact Sheet - Our Land Council, Our Mob, Our Future

Student Action for Aborigines

The Freedom Ride through western New South Wales towns in February 1965 drew attention to the racism in these towns. Aboriginal student Charles Perkins was, by the end of the journey, a national figure in the fight for Aboriginal rights.

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