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1962 - Central - view

Charles and Eileen can walk into any Greek cafe in the city and receive a free meal

1962 - Central - view

Australian Aboriginal Fellowship

1962 - Central - view

Federal Council for the Advancement of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders

1962 - Central - view

Foundation for Aboriginal Affairs

1962 - Central - view

Federal Council for the Advancement of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders

1963 - North West - view

the forced removal of Gooris

1963 - Central - view

‘The Great Redfern Revolution’ (1963-76)

1964 - South Coastal - view

demolish some of the older huts on the La Perouse reserve

1964 - Central - view

Student Action for Aborigines, (SAFA) is formed at the University of Sydney

1964 - North West - view

“Massacre of Aborigines”

1964 - Central - view

The Federal Council for Aboriginal Affairs becomes the Federal Council for the Advancement of Aborigines and Torres Strait Islanders (FCAATSI).

1964 - Central - view

Foundation for Aboriginal Affairs

1965 - Central - view

The Freedom Ride, led by Charles Perkins, tours NSW towns known to practise racial discrimination. It departs from the University of Sydney. When the Freedom Ride students return a fortnight later, many Aboriginal people welcome them and their supporters, including Gordon Briscoe, Norma Briscoe, Eileen Perkins, Neville Perkins (Charles’s nephew) and Gary Williams.

1965 - North West - view

Perkins co-organises a “Freedom Ride” with 30 white students. He takes a bus ride into many country towns, including Moree, exposes racism

1966 - Central - view

We Koories had a football team called the Redfern All Blacks who were sponsored by South Sydney Leagues Club

1966 - North West - view

Gurinji Walkout at Wave Hill Station

1967 - Central - view

Foundation for Aboriginal Affairs implement a service that meets young Aboriginal people arriving from the country and help them to find a place to stay and get work quickly

1968 - North West - view

The Cherry Pickers

1968 - North West - view

first Aboriginal to win a World Professional Boxing Championship

1968 - Central - view

Australian Middleweight, Light Heavyweight, Cruiserweight and Heavyweight title, plus the Commonwealth middleweight and Light Heavyweight titles