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Constitutional recognition of Aborigines and Torres Strait Islanders

Before 1967, the Australian Constitution contained two references to Aborigines. It is no surprise that these references, dating from 1901, were removed by the Australian people at referendum because they were negative and outdated. The Founding Fathers did not see the Constitution as a means of recognising Aborigines, respecting their history and culture, or acknowledging their rights to land and the protection of their heritage.