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1967 Referendum
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In 1967 Eddie threw himself into the campaign to give Aboriginal and Islander people the right to vote.

The historic referendum followed, with ninety per cent of white Australia voting 'yes'; and for the first time, Australia's indigenous peoples were recognised as citizens in their own land.

The 1967 referendum also gave powers to the Commonwealth government to legislate and administer Aboriginal and Islander affairs, and to include them as citizens in the National Census.

The high 'yes' vote raised expectations that the Commonwealth Government, with its new powers, would now address the issue of Aboriginal land rights.
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