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The 1967 Referendum: 50 Years On

Sun 28 May 17, 11am
NGV Australia, Federation Square
Level 3

Free entry

National Reconciliation Week was initiated in 1996 by Reconciliation Australia to celebrate Indigenous history and culture in Australia and foster reconciliation discussion and activities. Held between 27 May and 3 June each year, these dates hold special historical significance. The former marks the anniversary of the 1967 referendum in Australia and the latter marks the anniversary of the High Court of Australia Judgement on the Mabo v Queensland case of 1992.

On the anniversary of the 1967 referendum, when Australians voted to remove clauses in the Constitution that discriminated against Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, learn how Aboriginal artists have challenged and responded to this legacy.

Myles Russell-Cook, Curator, Indigenous Art, NGV