Fifty years ago on May 27 1967, over 90% of Australians voted to recognise Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders in the national census and allow the Commonwealth to make laws for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
With the biggest ‘yes’ vote in Australian history, the 1967 Referendum represented a beacon of hope for the first people. Bunjilaka along with local Koorie artists will respond to the story of a movement through various mediums. The exhibition will also feature historic and contemporary footage reflecting on this period of change.
Come down and listen to curator Stacie Piper and artist Hayley Miller-Baker talk about the 1967 Referendum and the exhibition Ganbu Yalingbu. Ngulu-Bulok (One Day. Many Voices). They will discuss the creating of the exhibition, the artworks and reflect on life after the Referendum.
Following the presentation, please join Stacie and Hayley in viewing the exhibit in the Birrarung Gallery.