Saturday, May 26, 2007

Sorry Day

Excellent summary of injustice and reconciliation attempts on Sally's Sydney Daily Photo Blog

Only forty years ago, the original inhabitants of Australia, the Aboriginal people, were not counted as people in Australia. A referendum held on May 27, 1967 enabled a change to occur which meant that the Australian Constitution was changed in two ways, so that the Commonwealth government would be able to make laws relating to Aboriginal people*, and allowing Aboriginal people to be counted in the national census* (more about the changes below).

Forty years ago tomorrow, more than 90 per cent of Australians voted in favour of the changes.

Sydney Daily Photo: Sorry Day

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