Aboriginal Rights and Freedoms Timeline (1901 Federation (1957: National…
Aboriginal Rights and Freedoms Timeline
1957: National Aborigines Day Observance Committee (NADOC)
1972: Tent Embassy
1995: sorry walk
1997: Bringing Them Home
National Sorry Day
An annual event held on 26th of May to remember and commemorate the mistreatment of indigenous Australians.
Aboriginal youths gathered from across Sydney to Redfern. When police closed the Eveleigh street entrance the crowd became violent and bricks, bottles and lit fireworks were being thrown.
The violence escalated to a riot and the Redfern railway became briefly alight.
2016/2017: a debate on changing Australia day
Australia day is currently held on 'invasion day' a day for mourning for indigenous people.
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outside parliament house. adopts indigenous flag
White Australia policy abolished.
Self determination adopted as policy for indigenous people
90.7% of Australians vote YES to count Indigenous Australians in the census and to give the Commonwealth Government the power to make laws for them.
formed with support from Federal and State Governments.
"in reckoning the numbers of people… Aboriginal natives shall not be counted". It also states that the Commonwealth would legislate for any race except Aboriginal people. This leaves the power over Aboriginal Affairs with the states.
1910-onward: Indigenous children stolen from their homes