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History: Freedom Rides

History and commemoration of the Rides

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People involved

Who were the Freedom Riders? 

The Freedom Riders protested against the exclusion of Aboriginal people in Walgett, Moree, Kempsey, and Bowraville.

Names to research

  • Charles Perkins
  • Ann Curhoys
  • Brian Aarons
  • Jim Spigelman

These are key names. See the link below for further information on all the people who were on the bus.

Image : University of Sydney


Source: Papers of the Council for Aboriginal Rights, MS 12913, State Library of Victoria

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