The 1967 Referendum

The 1967 Referendum contributed significantly to Australian political, social and cultural history. The staging and outcome of the Referendum indicated Australian society’s maturity and willingness to recognise fundamental human rights and to give Aboriginal people a fair go. The constitutional amendment provided a pre-condition for social, economic, cultural change and Reconciliation in Australian society. This Education Pack provides knowledge of Australia’s historical, social and political past, and supports understanding of citizenship, democratic processes, equality and human rights.