Aboriginal Rights

Events

First Fleet arrives

1788

Federation of Australia

1903

Citizenship is awarded to all Australians including Aboriginal citizens (federal law)

1948

Vote given to Aboriginals in Federal elections

1962

90% of Australians voted 'yes' (gave federal government right to make laws for Aboriginals)

1967

Tent Embassy set up

1972

Racial Discrimination Act

1975

Uluru handed back

1985

Barung Satement handed to Bob Hawke

1988

Royal commision into Aboriginal Deaths in custody

1991

Mabo

1992

World Year of the Indigenous Person

1993

'Sorry Day'

1998

Reconciliation Place set up to commemorate 'stolen generation'

2004

The Intervention

2007

Kevin Rudd apologises for past injustices

2008

Australia supports the UTV Rights of the Indigenous Person declaration

2009