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Here are some books that you may find useful during your studies. Search the Bennies catalogue Oliver for more, or browse the Non-fiction collection NFS..
Aboriginal Rights Movement by World Book, Inc Staff (Contribution by)
Publication Date: 2011-01-01
"A history of the Aboriginal rights movement in Australia, based on primary source documents and other historical artifacts. Features include period art works and photographs; excerpts from literary works, letters, speeches, broadcasts, and diaries; summary boxes; a timeline; maps; and a list of additional resources"--Provided by publisher.
Aboriginal reconciliation by Healey, Justin
Publication Date: 2006
Contents: Ch. 1: The reconciliation process: Reconciliation -- What is reconciliation? -- Reconciliation timeline -- Towards reconciliation -- Sustaining the reconciliation process -- The stolen generations and the need for a national apology -- Why apologise? -- Reconciliation : what Australians think -- Ch. 2. Reconciliation and indigenous affairs reforms: Black health and wealth still behind -- Social circumstances of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders -- Indigenous disadvantage report reinforces the need for change -- Role the reconciliation process can play in overcoming indigenous disadvantage -- New arrangements in indigenous affairs -- Shared responsibility agreements -- Shared responsibility agreements : a critique -- New deals 'will end the welfare mafia' -- Nothing mutual about denying Aborigines a voice -- Courage is needed to confront the nation's unfinished business -- Reconciliation address from the Prime Minister -- Working for a better life -- Reconciliation is now about radical ideas -- Inching forward on reconciliation.
Recognition and rights of indigenous peoples by Gordon, Sue
Publication Date: 2014
Recognition and Rights of Indigenous Peoples explores two distinct yet related experiences, those of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians and the New Zealand Maori and their respective struggles for civil, social and indigenous rights. Both case studies consider the impact of European settlement, dispossession and the denial of political and cultural rights. The emergence of modern rights movements in Australia and New Zealand and the struggle to secure land rights are also addressed in this journey of self-determination
Charles Perkins and the freedom ride by Gordon, Sue
Publication Date: 2014
Recognition and Rights of Indigenous Peoples explores two distinct yet related experiences, those of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians and the New Zealand Maori and their respective struggles for civil, social and indigenous rights. Both case studies consider the impact of European settlement, dispossession and the denial of political and cultural rights. The emergence of modern rights movements in Australia and New Zealand and the struggle to secure land rights are also addressed in this journey of self-determinatio
Freedom Ride by Sue Lawson
Call Number: F LAW
Publication Date: 2015
Robbie knows bad things happen in Walgaree. But it's nothing to do with him. That's the way the Aborigines have always been treated. But in the summer of 1965 racial tensions in the town are at boiling point, and something headed Walgaree's way will blow things apart. It's time for Robbie to take a stand. And nothing can ever be the same again. A novel based on true events
National Museum of Australia
From the late 1950s, Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal activists came together to:
campaign for equal rights for Indigenous Australians, and
to bring about the repeal of laws which deprived Indigenous Australians of civil liberties.
'Fights for Civil Rights' is an account of seven key civil rights campaigns and the activists and organisations that participated in them. It begins with the Warburton Ranges campaign in the 1950s
The 1967 Referendum in Australia and the fight for Aboriginal citizenship rights was a milestone event in our national history. This documentary examines the Constitution, discusses the social context for Indigenous Australians since European settlement, and explores the events that lead to the historic vote. This resources is ideal for Year 10 students studying the topic of rights and freedoms and senior secondary students studying the recognition and rights of Indigenous peoples.
Directed by Frances Peters-Little, Vote Yes for Aborigines is a documentary about the 1967 Referendum and the fight for Aboriginal citizenship rights.
Commonwealth Government take charge of Aboriginal affairs, effectively acknowledging Aboriginal people as citizens within their own country. When the British government colonised Australia, they completely ignored the original inhabitants, declaring the land empty of people - terra nullius. From then on, Aborigines were treated as non-citizens and denied the rights that others enjoyed. While many people believe that the 1967 Referendum gave Aborigines the right to vote, it in fact removed two sections of the constitution which discriminated against Aborigines.
Subtle or 'casual' racism can be just as harmful as more overt forms. No one should be made to feel like crap, just for being who they are.
50 years on from the historic Freedom Ride through regional New South Wales - the civil rights protesters have received a very different welcome. The bus left Dubbo this morning for Walgett – NITV News’ Ryan Liddle has been following the trip.
It was but half a century ago, a time still sharp in the minds of a baby boomer generation, that landmark battles were waged and won by Aboriginal people, for Aboriginal people. In the 1960s, Aboriginal people achieved citizenship, financial assistance, and equal pay, and won back rights to their land and rights to the preservation of their cultural heritage.
The modern movement for Indigenous rights in Australia began in the 1920s when the first Aboriginal political organisations were formed. Fred Maynard founded the Australian Aboriginal Progressive Association (AAPA) in 1924 in New South Wales, inspired by Marcus Garvey, the first president of the Universal Negro Improvement Association in the USA.
For generations, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples have sought to regain custodianship of the land taken from them since the arrival of Europeans in Australia. In the early 1970s, protests and demonstrations signified the beginning of the Land Rights movement. In this clip, Indigenous Australian activist Sam Watson highlights the different approaches of the younger generation of protesters and Senator Neville Bonner, Australia's first Aboriginal member of parliament.
Investigating the role of Charles Perkins in the Freedom Ride of 1965 and the efficacy of television in bringing the struggle for rights and freedoms to national attention.
Reconciliation is about unity and respect between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders and non-Indigenous Australians. It is about respect for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander heritage and valuing justice and equity for all Australians.
The Aboriginal land rights movement started in 1966 with a demand for better wages.10 years later the first Aboriginal land rights act secured Aboriginal people’s rights to land.