Right Wrongs: ’67 referendum — WA 50 years on


On the 50th anniversary of the 1967 Referendum, we reflect on the long and ongoing fight for recognition and equality for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

We consider how far we have come, where we are going and some of the issues that are still being discussed today.

Although it did not grant new legal or political rights, the 1967 Referendum remains a defining moment in Australian history.

‘Right Wrongs, Write Yes’ was the catchcry of the vote ‘Yes’ campaign. The constitutional changes highlighted racial discrimination.

These changes recognised the existence of Aboriginal people in their own country.

Through diverse voices and stories, the Western Australian Museum commemorates the 1967 Referendum at its Fremantle, Geraldton, Albany, and Kalgoorlie-Boulder sites, and at the State Library of Western Australia in Perth.

This exhibition has been created in partnership with the State Library of Western Australian and the Department of Aboriginal Affairs.