Exhibition held at Macquarie University Art Gallery in partnership with The Department of Modern History, Sydney NSW, 16 July - 7 September 2007
It is a introspective exhibition which brings together an array of material - paintings, photographs, film, documents and posters - to question how far the 1967 referendum has advanced Aboriginal rights, equality and citizenship in its 40th Anniversary year. By and large considered a defining moment in Australia's political history, the Referendum was put to the Australian public forty years ago as a means to stop discrimination against Aborigines and to guarantee their inclusion in future opinion polls. The passing of the referendum allowed the Commonwealth rather than the States to legislate for indigenous people - of particular concern at the time were health, education and housing. So how did the Referendum succeed in improving the quality of life for indigenous people as Australian citizens?