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Royal Assent – Constitution Alteration (Aboriginals) 1967

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Title: Royal Assent – Constitution Alteration (Aboriginals) 1967
Date: 1967 to 1967
Keywords: Indigenous Australians, referendum, Constitution, citizenship, citizens, Referendums, voting, electoral system, government, elections, election, Indigenous history, Governor-General, 1967 Referendum,
Record creator: Attorney-General's Department, Central Office
Reference: A1559, 1967/55

Royal Assent - Constitution Alteration (Aboriginals) 1967, p1

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Learning content

Following the publication of the 1967 Referendum results, the Constitution Alteration (Aboriginals) 1967, was presented to the Governor-General, R.G. Casey, for his signature. As the Queen's representative, the Governor-General (as empowered by the Constitution), signs the Royal Commission of Assent on all new Acts of Parliament, or in this case, the constitution alteration voted by the Australian people.

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Further information

Please visit the NAA website for upcoming guided tour dates of the Federation documents.

You can read the original 1900 Constitution on the Documenting a democracy website.

To find out the effects of the 1967 Referendum for Aboriginal peoples, check out our classroom resources on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander land rights and Significant contributions by Aboriginal Australians.

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