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1960s

Defining Moments in Australian History

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1960s

1960: Australian Government lifts restrictions on export of iron ore
1961: Introduction of the oral contraceptive pill
1966: Gurindji strike (or Wave Hill Walk-Off) led by Vincent Lingiari
1966: End of White Australia policy
1966: Switch to decimal currency
1967: Indigenous referendum