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Remembering the Freedom Ride

Student activities

Task no. 1

Memoir

Imagine you are a member of SAFA who has participated in the Freedom Ride.

Create a journal-style record of your experience. Your end product can be either digital or physical, but must include a mixture of both images and text (you can also include video, re-created newspaper clippings, music, and so forth, if you choose). Your product must be in the first person, include a section that goes into depth about a significant moment for you (as a participant) and showcases your understanding of the historical context, intentions of the students, the methods used by SAFA to enact change, and the impact of the event on the civil rights of Aboriginal people in Australia.

In preparing your memoir, use the newspaper articles listed in Activity 1, as well as the resources, including photographs from the Tribune newspaper’s collections, below. To explore more photographs within each collection, click through to the link to the catalogue for each image.

 

Item 055: Tribune negatives including Aboriginal housing, Luxury Theatre, and Harry Hall, Walgett, New South Wales, 13-14 August 1965 FL4517396, 13-14 August 1965
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FL449149, 17- 26 February 1965
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Negatives from the Tribune (Communist Party of Australia newspaper) featuring the Freedom Rides SAFA (Student Action For Aboriginals) at Moree 17- 26 February, 1965 FL449161, 17- 26 February 1965
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Negatives from the Tribune (Communist Party of Australia newspaper) featuring the Freedom Rides SAFA (Student Action For Aboriginals) Trip 17- 26 February, 1965 FL465057, 17- 26 February 1965
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Negatives from the Tribune (Communist Party of Australia newspaper) featuring the Freedom Rides SAFA (Student Action For Aboriginals) Trip 17- 26 February, 1965 FL465062, 17- 26 February 1965
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Negatives from the Tribune (Communist Party of Australia newspaper) featuring the Freedom Rides SAFA (Student Action For Aboriginals) Trip 17- 26 February, 1965 FL465077, 17- 26 February 1965
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Negatives from the Tribune (Communist Party of Australia newspaper) featuring the Freedom Rides SAFA (Student Action For Aboriginals) Trip 17- 26 February, 1965 FL467660, 17- 26 February 1965
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Item 007: Tribune negatives including Matt Munro and Tom Cain Jr, Moree, New South Wales, February 1965 FL723843, February 1965
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Item 007: Tribune negatives including Matt Munro and Tom Cain Jr, Moree, New South Wales, February 1965 FL723850, February 1965
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