While it was a limited and pyrrhic victory in many respects, it was also a tremendous victory for grassroots activism and paved the way for a number of important changes.
To commemorate this milestone we are creating a new online exhibition which will feature 50 stories from around Australia. This work is being led by the NSLA Indigenous Project Group, in partnership with ABC and the Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies.
This is the first time a NSLA group has coordinated an exhibition, and the first major Aboriginal exhibition to be curated by SLWA.
This exhibition will examine history of Aboriginal rights, resistance and reconciliation in WA.
Aboriginal Advancement Float, May Day 1966 (Perth)
Right Wrongs will highlight Aboriginal voices in our collections and bring together stories from a number of institutions, eras and WA places.
The prohibited area of Perth - Aboriginal people were excluded from this area without explicit permission.
SLWA is curating the exhibition with design support from WAM, and supplemental educational resources from DAA.
Marianne Mackay protesting at CHOGM in 2011.