More than half a century ago, Australians were asked to head to the polls in a referendum to recognise Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people as part of the population and allow the federal government to make laws for them.
- It has been 56 years since the last referendum on Indigenous rights
- The 1967 referendum meant Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people could be counted in the census
- Australians will vote on another referendum on Indigenous rights and recognition by the end of 2023
The referendum in 1967 was the culmination of decades of campaigning by Indigenous…