Vote 'Yes' for equality

Vote 'Yes' for equality

On 27 May 1967, a referendum called by the Holt Government approved two amendments to the Australian Constitution relating to Indigenous Australians. These amendments became law after they were approved by more than 90 per cent of voters.The changes received overwhelming support from political parties, trade unions, professional associations and industry.

This exhibition uses archival records to reveal some of the myths associated with the referendum, what the changes meant for Aboriginal people, and the fact that not all Australian citizens were eligible to vote.