TLF ID M009605
This is a unit of work about the significance of the 1967 referendum on changing the Australian Constitution to allow the Commonwealth to make laws for Aboriginal people and include Aboriginal people in the census. Intended for upper secondary students, the unit is organised around historical research into three questions: What rights did Aboriginal people have between 1901 and 1967? Why did Australian attitudes towards Aboriginal people change? What were the consequences of the referendum? The unit makes use of 'Australia's democracy: a short history' by John Hirst.