Join us for a special screening of VOTE YES FOR ABORIGINES
A documentary directed by Frances Peters-Little and produced by Denise Haslem.

To be held on Monday 26th January, 2015 at Broncos Leagues Club Fulcher Road, Red Hill, Brisbane
Registrations from 2 pm with a Welcome to Country at 2.30 pm.

To be followed by an introduction to the topic and speaker, Frances Peters-Little before a screening of the VOTE YES FOR ABORIGINES DVD (documentary runs for 52 minutes).

After the screening, Frances will lead a discussion about issues related to the 1967 Referendum and about the upcoming Referendum seeking changes to the Australian Constitution, which would recognise

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as the First Australians and would remove discriminatory clauses from the Constitution.

At the conclusion of this discussion, be introduced to Troy Thompson’s Emu Feather Fashions. These fashions have travelled the world and we are privileged to be able to show them to our RQI supporters on Australia Day.

About the documentary:
While many people believe that the 1967 Referendum gave Aborigines the right to vote, in fact the Referendum removed two sections of the constitution that discriminated against Aborigines. With the highest YES vote in Australia’s history, 90.77% of voters agreed that Aborigines be counted in the census and that the Commonwealth Government take charge of Aboriginal affairs, effectively acknowledging Aboriginal people as citizens within their own country.

More than just marking a time in history, VOTE YES FOR ABORIGINES interrogates the success of the Referendum and addresses current debates about what is meant by Australian citizenship and values and how they relate, if at all, to Aboriginal history, identity and culture.

RSVP prior to Thursday 22nd January 2015 to Rosalie Raciti — email: rosalieraciti@gmail.com or phone: 07 3857 2373

RQI would appreciate a small donation to help with event costs.

We appreciate the ongoing support of Broncos Leagues Club in the running of these annual Australia Day events.

DOWNLOAD A PDF OF THE EVENT FLYER.