Vote 'Yes' for Aborigines, card for 1967 Federal Referendum Federal Council for the Advancement of Aborigines and Torres Strait Islanders [FCAATSI]

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Federal Council for the Advancement of Aborigines and Torres Strait Islanders [FCAATSI]
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A white card for the Yes campaign for the Federal Referendum on 27 May, 1967 that can be folded in half along the middle. Brown printed text 'Vote yes for Aborigines May 27' and a brown printed image showing the silhouette of a view of a man’s head appears on one half of the card. Brown printed text 'DONATIONS FOR CAMPAIGN TO: FEDREL COUNCIL FOR ADVENACEMENT OF ABORIGINES & TORRES STRAIT ISLANDERS, P.O. BOX 42, CLIFTON, VIC / Authorised by Joe McGinness, ...' appears on the other half of the card. Verso of the card is blank. The collection consists of two posters and two cards promoting the 'Yes for Aborigines' campaign of the 1967 Referendum. The material was donated by Margaret McLeod who became involved with the Foundation of Aboriginal Affairs in Sydney in 1968. The cards and posters were produced as part of the 'Yes' campaign during the lead up to the referendum, held on 27 May 1967. The campaign was lead by the Federal Council for the Advancement of Aborigines and Torres Strait Islanders (FCAATSI), formed in 1958 with the purpose of attaining political equality and basic human rights for Indigenous Australians. The purpose of the referendum amendments was to have Aboriginal people counted in the Census and give the Federal Government legislative powers in Indigenous affairs. Faith Bandler was appointed Director of the national 'Vote Yes' campaign, and the posters feature her 'authorisation'. The referendum was carried, with 90.77% of Australians voting 'Yes'.
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