Contemporary consequences of the 1967 Referendum

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Brooke Ottley


The 1967 Australian Referendum and subsequent constitutional reform are widely considered a victory for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and an elevating moment in Australia’s history. However, this analysis reveals the Referendum was in some ways an anticlimax, enabling paternalistic policies and exploitation of the First Peoples of Australia.

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Ottley, B. (2020). Contemporary consequences of the 1967 Referendum. NEW: Emerging Scholars in Australian Indigenous Studies, 5(1).