Right Wrongs: The 1967 Referendum

An easy-to-use resource to be shared with the whole classroom, divided into chapters according to historical periods in Australia.

Use this look book for an in-depth and accessible insight into the history of race relations between colonisers and Australia’s First Peoples, the impacts of the 1967 Referendum, and how far we have come.

This page showcases historical artefacts, podcasts and videos that illustrates some aspects of the history of race relations, and Australia’s journey forward with the Referendum.

Questions for the classroom:

What was life like for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities before the vote?

How many people voted YES to change the Constitution so Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People would be recognised?

What has changed in race relations since the Referendum?

What else should we be doing for change? What should Australia’s goals for race relations look like?

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Many of these resources and activities have been developed in consultation with NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) to ensure that the program meets NSW curriculum outcomes for Stages 3, 4 & 5.