Photograph by Tobias Titz, from the 1967 referendum exhibition, The Right to be Heard

Remembering the 1967 Referendum

Engaging with the younger generation to reflect on the past struggles of Aboriginal people is key to Wangka Maya’s philosophy. Using the medium of photography the organisation co-curated an exhibition in 2007, recording young peoples’ responses to the impacts of the 1967 referendum which recognised all Aboriginal people under the constitution and in the national census.

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Wangka Maya Aboriginal Language Centre

Keeping language strong

Servicing over 30 language groups of the Pilbara, Wangka Maya was the first Aboriginal language centre in the north. Established in 1987, elders committed to preserving their language, culture and...


Cnr Hamilton and Throssell Roads
South Hedland WA 6722

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