'Of the 44 attempts to amend the Constitution, only 8 have succeeded.' National Library Indigenous graduate Yanti Ropeyarn talks about the significance of the #1967referendum. This video is the first in a series of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander collection conversations we'll be releasing over the next little while.
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Of the 44 attempts to amend the Constitution only 8 have succeeded

Digital Classroom: The 1967 Referendum

National Library Educator Yanti Ropeyarn discusses the 1967 Referendum to change the Constitution as it related to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peop...

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To mark the 50th anniversary of the 1967 constitutional referendum, we have put together an in-depth guide to our collection material that relates to this historic event.

With thanks to our Indigenous graduate Yanti, who contributed significantly to the guide. Get the full story on the most unanimous referendum response in our history.

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To mark the 50th anniversary of the 1967 constitutional referendum we have

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50 years ago in 1967, over 90% of Australians voted 'yes' in a referendum to change how Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders were referred to in the Constitution—the single most unanimous outcome of a referendum in our history. Today, we celebrate the launch of the ABC online exhibition 'Right Wrongs', which looks at the referendum 50 years on and asks 'how far have we come?'

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50 years ago in 1967 over 90 of Australians voted yes in
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How on earth did we get by before Wikipedia came along? Encyclopedias! The earliest surviving example of what we would now call an encyclopedia is 'Pliny’s Natural History'. His ambitious aim was to cover everything then known about 'the natural world, or life'.

Read on as Julie Whiting takes a closer look at how encyclopedias came about.

Bonus: there's a facsimile copy of 'Orbis sensualium...
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How on earth did we get by before Wikipedia came along Encyclopedias

An encyclopedic view of the world

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"We're just not no people, you know. Why aren't we counted in this country?"

This video is part of the Right Wrongs project and the National Library has contributed collection material to help tell the story of the 1967 referendum. [ Abc.net.au Link ]

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Keep an eye out if you're receiving change at the Library, you might get one of these new coins!
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One of our Indigenous graduates, Yanti Ropeyarn, met with Andrew McKay, the oldest grandchild of Jessie Street and they're pictured here with a piece of paper that changed Australia.

That piece of paper is a hand-written draft by Jessie Street, one of the pioneering campaigners for the 1967 referendum, which proposed the two changes to the constitution that were endorsed by more than 90 per...
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One of our Indigenous graduates Yanti Ropeyarn met with Andrew McKay the
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Happy Library and Information Week!

If you are visiting the Library this week come and check out our book display, it’s full of our Librarian’s favourite Australian stories, ready for you to read. They've also added little notes as to why they selected that book.

What's your favourite Australian story?

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Happy Library and Information Week If you are visiting the Library this
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Last night our newest exhibition, Melodrama in Meiji Japan, was officially opened by His Excellency Mr Sumio Kusaka, Ambassador of Japan from the Embassy of Japan in Australia. Guests got the chance to take a look at the gallery with exhibition curator, Dr Gary Hickey, on hand to answer questions and point out details about collection items.

The exhibition is now open and will run til 27...
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Last night our newest exhibition Melodrama in Meiji Japan was officially opened
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We had a special guest arrive for National Simultaneous Storytime today, Professor Brian Schmidt, Nobel prize winner, astrophysicist and Vice-Chancellor at The Australian National University. He read this year's book, The Cow Tripped Over the Moon, to a group of young children. He even brought his own giant moon cushion!

We have a live video over on Periscope, via our Twitter, so in case you...
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We had a special guest arrive for National Simultaneous Storytime today Professor
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All is not as it seems - in Meiji Japan. See for yourself tomorrow when our latest exhibition, Melodrama in Meiji Japan, opens.
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All is not as it seems in Meiji Japan See for yourself
Happy Library and Information Week! To celebrate we put together a blog of our favourite eResources for you to read and enjoy.

Don’t have a Library card to access our offsite eResources? You can order one here and have it posted to your home address:

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Happy Library and Information Week To celebrate we put together a blog

eResources for fun and research

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You may have heard of the Australian Generations project from a few years back, a project to collect oral histories from everyday Australians. Those oral histories are safe in our collection now and have generated a book from the stories in the interviews.

This book is Australian Lives: An Intimate History and it is being launched here at the Library at the end of the month. The book...
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Rose Paterson's letters to her sister Nora are held in our Manuscripts collection. Jennifer Gall's book is based on these letters, and her recent blog post describes how she found Rose in the letters and historic homes in the Canberra-Yass-Goulburn region.
Rose Patersons letters to her sister Nora are held in our Manuscripts

Looking for Rose Paterson

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Acclaimed novelist Christina Stead used her typewriter like a sounding board. Her correspondence with Jim Hamilton, secretary of the Victorian branch of the Fellowship of Australian Writers, reveals Stead’s state of mind as she struggled to overcome writer’s block, cope with the loneliness of widowhood and adjust to life and celebrity back in Australia.

Alone in her dingy flat in Surbiton...
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Acclaimed novelist Christina Stead used her typewriter like a sounding board Her
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Staff member, Yanti Ropeyarn speaks about her project on the #1967referendum. "I knew of the event but, like many others, I was led to believe it was ... the day my people were given the equality in the form of the vote and citizenship. How wrong was I?" #NRW2017
Staff member Yanti Ropeyarn speaks about her project on the 1967referendum I

Change gonna come, remembering the 1967 referendum

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Look what came across our desks today! It's a hand painted NLA on a ceramic dish by Studio Anna. A staff member let us take a happy snap to share with you this souvenir. What do you think? It's a little kitschy, no?

Did you ever buy a Studio Anna piece? What bit of Australiana is on yours?
Look what came across our desks today Its a hand painted NLA
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Are you guilty of judging a book by its cover? That's not necessarily a bad thing. NLA Publishing designer, Louise Dews, writes about the challenges of creating a book cover that reflects the content within while being engaging to the intended audience.
Are you guilty of judging a book by its cover Thats not

Can you judge a book by its cover?

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Melodrama in Meiji Japan, on show from 24 May to 27 August 2017.
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Melodrama in Meiji Japan on show from 24 May to 27 August 2017
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Are you studying the United Nations at school? Working on a research project and want to learn more? We have a collection of UN material here at the Library and we've put together a research guide to help you out.
Are you studying the United Nations at school Working on a research

United Nations | National Library of Australia

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