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The resources section provides quick access to teachers' resources, documents, sound files, web links and a list of selected references.

Site visitors will find a treasure trove of original documents — historical evidence — that you can explore to form your own understanding of the period covered by this site, 1957–1973.

The documents include:

  • transcripts of debates in parliament
  • legislation and regulations
  • newspaper clippings
  • posters, petitions, letters to politicians and to newspapers
  • government department memoranda, reports correspondence
  • documents from a variety of organisations including unions, church groups and activist groups

Teachers resources The Museum has produced two inquiry-learning units of work to help students interrogate and make sense of the wealth of primary source material that can be found on the Collaborating for Indigenous Rights website.
Civil rights documents Documents include letters, newspaper articles, government reports, archival records and cabinet submissions that are referred to in the Civil rights sections.
Land rights documents Documents include letters, newspaper articles, government reports, archival records and cabinet submissions that are referred to in the Land rights sections.
Legislation Documents include state and territory acts which controlled Aboriginal people’s lives, as well as Hansard reports of Commonwealth parliamentary debates of bills.
Petitions A number of Aboriginal groups have used the petition — to monarchs, to the Governor-General and to parliaments — since Tasmanian Aborigines petitioned Queen Victoria in 1846.
Audio Listen to an interview with Mick Rangiari, Alick Jackomos talk about petition-gathering for the referendum, and Ted Egan’s song, ‘Guringji Blues’.
References References and selected further reading.
FCAATSI conferences, officers and committees, 1958–73 Comprehensive and detailed information on the attendance at FCAATSI annual conferences, its committees and the people who were officers of FCAATSI.
Map The 13 stories on this website happened all across Australia — explore the website using the map.

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