I am, at the moment, doing research into the 1967 referendum to change the Australian constitution, in order to make some civics and citizenship learning resources. I was lucky enough, through my local library website, to find a interview with Faith Bandler. Mrs. Bandler campaigned both for the ‘yes’ vote for the referendum, and for the civil rights of First Nations Australians, Torres Strait Islander Australians, and South Sea Islander people. It is a fascinating insight, not just into her life and actions, but into the racial and political divides of that time in history, the legacies of which we live with today.

If you are teaching this topic, or just interested in Australia’s civil rights history, then I highly recommend having a look. You can find the video here.

If you watch the interview, I’d love it if you came back here and shared what you think in the comments.

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Wendy Allott

I'm an educator, mum and wife living in beautiful Victoria, Australia. I make learning resources for passionate, but time-poor, teachers in need of a better work-life balance. I'm a voracious reader, love a good curry, and believe life is always better with chocolate.

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