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A rectangular, galvanised metal voting box with a hinged lid. The text 'CE WA 3027' is on the front of the box and the number '3027' is repeated in black marker. - click to view larger image
1960s ballot box

On 27 May 1967 Australians cast their vote in a referendum to change the Constitution. Both sides of politics, including the Liberal government and the Labor Opposition, supported the amendment.

The emphatic ‘yes’ vote resulted in the removal of two references in the Constitution that discriminated against Aboriginal people and enabled the federal government to legislate for all Indigenous people. Many saw these changes as a recognition of Aboriginal people as full Australian citizens.

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