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Lawn Library at the Sydney Writers Festival
Thu., 25/05/2017, 9:30 am – Sun., 28/05/2017, 5:30 pm AEST
The City of Sydney Lawn Library is popping up at the Sydney Writers Festival in 2017. It features displays, interactive activities and our Koori collection to commemorate the 1967 referendum.
On 27 May 1967, 90.77% of Australian voters recorded the largest ever ‘yes’ to alter the Australian constitution. This historic vote enabled Aboriginal people to be counted in the national census and be subject to Commonwealth laws.
To commemorate the 50th anniversary of this momentous referendum, the Lawn Library will be revisiting history. Explore our Koori collection, sound archives and photographs on display. We also invite you to reflect on what has happened in the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities since the referendum and what may or should happen in the next 50 years. You’ll also get to cast your vote on replica 1967 referendum ballot forms.
Our pop-up Lawn Library will be in the Sydney Writers Festival Hub on Pier 2/3. Come and connect with our diverse and inclusive programming, accessible knowledge and sense of inclusion.
The Lawn Library is free for all ages. You can also join the City of Sydney Library while you are there and open up your written world.
It is not neccesary to make a booking but please register your interest via the green button on the top left.