‘Hear Us’ : Australia’s Indigenous voices

Native Australian

source: The Guardian
published: 12 May 2017

The Right To Be Heard project has asked Indigenous communities for their reflections on this weekend’s 50th anniversary of the referendum that formally recognised their existence. Portraits by Tobias Titz.

The Right To Be Heard project features members of Indigenous communities including Kalgoorlie, Menzies, Leonora, Tjuntjuntjarra, Port Hedland, Roebourne, Yandeyarra and Warralong.

Each person photographed was asked to articulate their thoughts or experiences regarding the Australian referendum of 27 May 1967.

The 1967 referendum formally allowed Indigenous people to be included in the national census, and gave the federal parliament the power to make laws in relation to them. More than 90% of non-Indigenous Australians voted in favour of the amendments.

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