mar 9, 1938 - Day of Mourning is declared
Day of Mourning is declared on 26 January, marking 150 years of European occupation. The protest, led by Jack Patten, stresses the need for Aboriginal people to be consulted in policy decisions and their implementation, for full citizenship rights and for the Commonwealth to have greater control over Aboriginal affairs.
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1967 referendum and the events leading up 1901-1967
history assessment civil rights