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This pathfinder will assist Year 10 students completing their assignment on civil rights in Australia (1945-).
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TASK:  You have been asked by the Melbourne Museum to research the struggle for rights and freedoms undertaken by Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander people. You are to prepare a report for the Museum, responding to the following inquiry question:

What is the significance of a particular event in the Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander people’s struggle for rights and freedoms and;

What is the significance of the methods used by activists to achieve change? 

Select ONE of the following events:

• The Day of Mourning 1938

• 1962 right to vote federally

• Freedom Ride

• 1967 referendum

• Yirrkala Bark Petition

• Wave Hill strike

• Aboriginal Tent Embassy

• Mabo and Aboriginal Land Rights

• The Bringing Them Home Report (The Stolen Generations)

• 2008 Apology to Australia’s Indigenous Peoples.

 

Civil Rights in Australia Resource Guide

Wave Hill Strike

 

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