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Westcourt iCentre: History - Aboriginal Australian Civil Rights

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Rights & Responsibilites

Important People

Charles Perkins - biofact sheet 

Vincent Lingari - story of his life 

Faith Bandler - female activist

Pat O'Shane - lawyer

Noel Pearson - land rights leader

Eddie Mabo - obit

Lowitja O'Donoghue -  interview


Freedom Rides

The Freedom Rides of the 1960s shows how students from the University of Sydney drew national and international attention to the poor living conditions of Aboriginal people and the racism that was rife in New South Wales country towns . This event was the beginning of resetting the relationship between Aboriginal people and non-Aboriginal people in contemporary Australia.

Images from Freedom Ride '65

1967 Referendum

The Referendum, 1957-67 - National Museum Australia

The 1967 Referendum  -  State Library of Victoria
Australian 1967 Referendum  - Creative Spirit website
The 1967 referendum – Fact sheet 150  - National Archives of Australia

1970s - Discrimination & Tent Embassy


Clickview Aboriginal Australian Civil Rights Folder

Video Resources