Vote 'Yes' for Equality

In a referendum on 27 May 1967 more than 90 percent of voters agreed to amend sections of the Australian Constitution which discriminated against Aboriginal people. 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.

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Room: Archives Reading Room