Country, Culture, People, Future

1967 Referendum

YMAC Director Featured on ABC Midwest

Posted: June 1st, 2017

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Victor Mourambine, Yamatji Member for the YMAC Board of Directors, was recently featured on ABC TV in the Midwest and Wheatbelt region.

Victor and his granddaughter Telisha Riley discussed having to apply for Australian Citizenship following the referendum for Aboriginal rights in 1967.

You can watch the video of their interview on Facebook.

https://www.facebook.com/abcmidwestandwheatbelt/videos/10155155761460985/

Victor and Telisha’s story is part of a free exhibition on display at the Museum of Geraldton. Right Wrongs: ’67 Referendum – WA 50 years on is open from 28 May to 3 September 2017.

Referendum exhibition opens in WA

Posted: May 29th, 2017

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An exhibition named “Right Wrongs: ’67 Referendum – the WA Story” will open to the public on Saturday 27 May. It commemorates the fiftieth anniversary of the historic vote for Aboriginal rights in Australia.

Focusing on the themes of resistance, survival, and activism, the exhibition will feature stories of Aboriginal people from Western Australia.

Hosted by the State Library of Western Australia and the Department of Aboriginal Affairs, the exhibition will be available to visit across the State, including in Perth, Fremantle, Albany, and Kalgoorlie, and Geraldton.

For more information, you can visit Western Australian Museum’s website here.

National Reconciliation Week 2014

Posted: May 30th, 2014

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National Reconciliation Week is celebrated across Australia each year between 27 May and 3 June. The dates commemorate two significant milestones in the reconciliation journey—the anniversaries of the successful 1967 referendum and the High Court Mabo decision.

The week is a time for all Australians to learn about our shared histories, cultures and achievements and to explore how each of us can join the national reconciliation effort.

To learn more, get involved, and access resources to share, visit http://www.reconciliation.org.au/nrw/