Indigenous Perspectives in the study of History. Jess Kortum and Jon Davies. Problems and Opportunities. Since 1788 most history taught in our schools has been from a Eurocentric point of view. Through including Indigenous perspectives, there is a hope to redress the balance.
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Jess Kortum and Jon Davies
Evaluate the extent to which changing attitudes are evident in Australian’s reactions to significant social and political issues. Examination of changing attitudes at TWO significant points in time, in the context of:
Attitudes to Indigenous rights (The 1967 Referendum and The 1972 Tent Embassy in Canberra)
Explanation of a campaign or action for Koorie rights
The 1967 Referendum Sample Unit - Level 6
The unit links primarily to the domains of:
History (Level 6)
Civics and Citizenship (Levels 5 and 6)
Thinking Processes (Levels 5 and 6)
Communication (Levels 5 and 6).
Co-founded the Aboriginal Australian Fellowship in 1956
From 1957, she was instrumental in the Federal Council for the Advancement of Aborigines and Torres Strait Islanders’ campaign for a national referendum to change the Constitution.
2) Comment on the situation Aboriginals had to live with if they crossed state borders. How did this compare with the situation for newly arrived immigrants to Australia?
3) Define the way(s) in which the 1967 referendum could possibly alter the status and the lives of Aboriginal people.
When analysing your source,
consider the following:
1) What perspective/s are
being represented or
considered in your source?
2) How does this source influence understanding of the significance of the 1967 referendum?
Referendum as reassuring reminder of Australia’s equality, “one people, one nation”
Referendum has a redemptive role, when racist past was purged
Referendum neither a watershed or turning point, still exists a failure to acknowledge special difference
'The 1967 referendum made little difference to the reality of life for Aboriginal people.'To what extent do you agree with this assessment of the 1967 referendum?