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The National Museum of Australia hosts Collaborating for Indigenous Rights as part of its ongoing commitment to providing teachers with engaging resources on Australian social history. The Museum also develops supplementary material on some of the topics in the site.

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. Both units have a strong investigative focus:

  • the first looks specifically at the 1967 Referendum and asks students to explore its significance
  • the second explores the changing nature of Indigenous rights and freedoms during the period 1957–1975.
1967 Referendum unit of work

The 1967 Referendum: Will you put it in the Australian 'Human Rights Hall of Fame'?

Indigenous rights and freedoms, 1957–1975

Investigating the Changing Rights and Freedoms of Indigenous Australians, 1957–1975

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