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.
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