My Journey: 1967 Referendum Memories

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Start: Saturday, 27 May 2017 at 1:30PM
Finish: Saturday, 27 May 2017 at 3:30PM

Cost: Free.  Booking Required

Where: Sutherland Library
 30-36 Belmont Street, Sutherland Show Map

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Commemorate the anniversary of the 1967 referendum, in which Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people - members of the world’s oldest continuous civilisation - were finally counted as citizens in their own land.

The event includes a free screening of the documentary The Fair Go, accompanied by stories of the referendum’s significance from local elder, Deanna Schreiber.     

In Australia in 1967 members of the oldest civilisation in the world were not counted as citizens in their own land, but the times were a changin'. The Fair Go is the story of the ten year campaign to change the Australian constitution so that Indigenous people were counted in the census and the Commonwealth - not States - had the power to make laws. Featuring interviews with many activists and politicians including Faith Bandler, Chicka Dixon, Kim Beazley Senior, Charles Perkins, Evelyn Scott, Sir Anthony Mason and many others.

Enquiries can be directed to Sutherland Library on
phone 02 9710 0351

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