Don't Just Count Us, Let Us Count!
Ten years ago, students of the Aboriginal Centre for the Performing Arts (ACPA) researched, wrote and performed a stage show called Reflections: Referendum 40 years and to the future at Queensland Performing Arts Centre (QPAC) under the artistic direction of Leah Purcell.
The show was a creative response to the 1967 Referendum, when Australians voted overwhelmingly to amend the constitution to include Aboriginal people in the census and allow the Commonwealth to create laws for them.
In Don't Just Count Us, Let Us Count!, learn about this historic milestone through the eyes of ACPA alumni as they reflect on the creative process, research and the performance which shaped who they are today and impacted their understanding of our freedoms as Australian Indigenous people.
View the showcase
Image: Kaylah Tyson, former ACPA student and performer from Reflections.
- kuril dhagun, level 1, State Library, Stanley Place, South Bank
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Program of events
kuril dhagun, level 1, State Library
Starts 5th May 2017 10:00am-5:00pm, then Every day, until 1st Oct 2017
50 years after the 1967 referendum, reflect on this historic milestone through the eyes of performing arts students and their creative responses.
Meet at Reception, level 1, State Library
Starts 27th May 2017, 10am - 4pm
Join us for a community day of commemorative activities for the 50th anniversary of the 1967 referendum.