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THE 1967 REFERENDUM 50 YEARS ON: AN INDIGENOUS REFLECTION

THE 1967 REFERENDUM 50 YEARS ON: AN INDIGENOUS REFLECTION

by School of Historical and Philosophical Inquiry and the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
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UQ Art Museum and Sir Llew Edwards Building, Rm 212

The University of Queensland

Sir Fred Schonell Drive

St Lucia, Queensland 4067

Australia

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The 1967 Referendum 50 years on: an Indigenous Reflection

Professor John Maynard
University of Newcastle

Introduced by

Michael Aird
University of Queensland


The 1967 Referendum was a defining moment not just in Aboriginal history but in Australian history more generally. Within Aboriginal communities the euphoria of the 1967 Referendum result was overwhelming. But fifty years on it is difficult not to overlook the failure of successive Australian governments to take advantage of such a wonderful opportunity. Professor Maynard’s discussion will look back across the past including the decade leading up to the Referendum and the five decades following the landslide result. What has changed for Aboriginal people? Where is the country today?

John Maynard is one of Australia’s best-known historians of Aboriginal Australia. A Worimi Aboriginal man from the Port Stephens region of New South Wales, he is currently Director of the Purai Global Indigenous and Diaspora Research Studies Centre and Chair of Aboriginal History at the University of Newcastle. He is the author of many books on Aboriginal history including his latest, Living with the Locals – Early Europeans’ Experience of Indigenous Life (2016). For full details of Professor Maynard’s career see https://www.newcastle.edu.au/profile/john-maynard#career

Michael Aird is a leading curator and researcher in Aboriginal arts and cultural heritage, and founder of Keeaira Press, an independent publishing house that produces works on Aboriginal art and history.

DATE: Thursday 25 May 2017

TIME AND VENUE:

6.00 - 6.45pm: Refreshments at UQ Art Museum (#11)
and viewing of the exhibition, The Dust Never Settles

7.00 - 8.30pm: Public Lecture and Q&A, Prof. John Maynard
Sir Llew Edwards Building (#14), Room 212

The University of Queensland, St Lucia

For further information please contact: hapiengagement@uq.edu.au.

This event is hosted by the School of Historical and Philosophical Inquiry and UQ Art Museum, proudly supported by the Office of the Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Indigenous Engagement).

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