Indigenous rights- Sophie

  • Federation

    In 1901 when federation began it excluded indigenous and Torres strait islanders as they didn't get the same rights and the British people
  • Voting rights

    In 1962 Indigenous and Torres strait islander people were given the right to vote in federal elections but voting was compulsory
  • The referundum

    In 1967 Australians voted to change the Constitution so Indigenous and Torres strait islanders could be counted as the population.
  • Sorry Day

    On February 13 prime minister ( at the time) Kevin Rudd made an apology for all the laws, rules and grief that government have caused over so many years. That affected Indigenous and Torres strait islanders.