In 1967, the outcome of a constitutional referendum would be one of the most important events in Australia’s history. In that referendum, Indigenous Australians were finally included in the census, and thus were recognised as Australian citizens.
Aligning with the 50th anniversary of this historic event, the Canberra and Region Heritage Festival has aptly chosen ‘Questions and Change’ as this year’s theme.
Each year a new theme is chosen to commemorate a different aspect of Canberra’s heritage. In 2015 it was conflict and passion, while last year was discovery and rediscoveries. ‘Questions and Change’ recognises how far we have come over the last 50 years when it comes to the inclusion and recognition of excluded groups, but also the challenges that may still lie ahead of us.
The festival incorporates more than 100 events spread across the local region, from tours, open days and dances to talks, dinners and markets.
18 April – 7 May 2017
The Canberra and region heritage festival will be held across various venues. For more information visit the website here.
As the festival is held across various venues, the process may vary amongst events. Visit the website here for more details.
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