27 May 2017
Today marks the 50th anniversary of the 1967 Referendum.
On 27 May 1967, Australia voted to change its Constitution.
The passing of this referendum enabled Aboriginals and Torres Strait Islanders to be counted in the national census and to be subject to Commonwealth laws, rather than just state laws.
90.77% of Australians voted 'Yes', the largest ever affirmative vote in Australian referendum history.
Article Western Australian Museum