Cathy Freeman

Events

Australian Freedom Rides

Approx. Feb, 1965

Australian adolescents fight for rights for Indigenous Rights

Referendum

27 May 1967

all Aboriginal people and open means for them to be counted in the census.

Cathy Freeman born

16 February 1973

Selected for Commonwealth Games

Approx. 1989

Gold medalist in 4x100m - Auckland Olympics

Approx. 1990

Young Australian of the Year

1990

Aboriginal Athlete of the year

1990

Australian Government recognition to Aboriginal flag

Approx. 1995

Ranked 2nd in the world

1996

Australian Championships

1997

National Sorry Day (Nation Day of Healing)

26 May 1998

Sydney Olympics

2002

The Apology

13 February 2008

Public admission of past mistreatment, Government Motion of Apology to Australia's Indigenous Peoples

(UNDRIP)

Approx. 2009

Negotiation by governments and Indigenous peoples from around the world. The UNDRIP sets out the rights in indigenous peoples as well as how the government should act.