New exhibition commemorating the 50th anniversary of the 1967 Referendum

Vote 'Yes' for Equality
17 May 2017

Constitutional change for equality

In May 1967 the vast majority of Australian voters approved changes to two sections of the Constitution relating to Aboriginal Australians. The 'Yes' vote came after a campaign uniting Aboriginal Australians, political parties, trade unions and industry.

The ANU Archives' latest exhibition uses archival material 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.

If you can't make it to the exhibition in the Menzies building you can see the online version any time