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Immigration: fill it or lose it, 1992

This video clip looks at the political forces and propaganda campaigns that tried to fill Australia with 'pure white' immigrants. 'Immigration: fill it or lose it' is an excerpt from the documentary 'Admission impossible' (54 min), produced in 1992. For much of the 20th century, successive Australian governments pursued ...


Jimmy Little outlines his views on racism, 2008

This is an edited sound recording, from July 2008, of Indigenous singer-songwriter Jimmy Little. Little tells how his parents lived on an Aboriginal mission, with their movements very restricted. He also recalls going to a movie theatre where people were separated by race, but says examples of racism such as these were ...


Australian Movie Magazine, 1971: The year in review

This black-and-white clip from a narrated cinema newsreel shows the events selected by 'Australian Movie Magazine' as highlights of the year 1971 in Australia. Anti-apartheid protests at sporting events begin the footage. John Gorton, former prime minister, inspects troops in Vietnam and his replacement, William McMahon, ...


Blood Brothers - Freedom Ride, 1993: Children join the bus

This clip shows a colour re-enactment of part of the 1965 protest against racism known as the Freedom Ride, which took place in rural towns in New South Wales. The clip opens with black-and-white archival footage and then switches to a colour re-enactment of the bus stopping to pick up excited children. The footage is accompanied ...

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The 1967 Referendum - unit of work

In this unit of work students investigate the causes and effects of the 1967 Referendum. They identify what constitutes citizenship and citizen rights, and look at some of the differences between the civil rights of Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians prior to the 1967 Referendum. They also investigate the process ...


From Sand to Celluloid - Two Bob Mermaid, 1996: 'Swimmin' ... that's for white fellas'

This clip shows Koorine (Carrie Prosser), a young Indigenous girl whose Indigenous identity is unknown to her school friends. Koorine lives in 1957 in a rural town where Aboriginal people are excluded from the swimming pool. After a race in the pool Koorine and her friend decide to enter a swimming carnival. In subsequent ...


The Foundation 1963-1977: Stand up, be counted

This clip comprises interviews with two Indigenous activists and members of the Foundation for Aboriginal Affairs, Joyce Clague and Charles (Chicka) Dixon, who explain the legal position of Indigenous Australians in the 1960s and recall the role they played in the push to change the Australian Constitution in the 1967 Referendum. ...

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Sites2See: Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela

This resource provides links to multimedia and other resources which cover the life and work of Nelson Mandela. Covers issues of human rights, diversity, democracy, ethics and values, and links to HSC Online and other sources that cover apartheid and the African National Congress.