Federal Council for the Advancement of Aborigines is established, 1958

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June 13, 2019 all-day
2019-06-13T00:00:00+10:00
2019-06-14T00:00:00+10:00

On the 13th June 1958, Aboriginal delegates Jeff Barnes, pastor Doug Nicholls and Bert Groves joined unionists, feminists, communists and Christians to campaign for Aboriginal affairs to become a federal matter, in order to end the discriminatory state-based acts. This group was named the Federal Council for the Advancement of Aborigines (FCAA). FCAA, which became the Federal Council for the Advancement of Aborigines and Torres Strait Islanders (FCAATSI) in 1964, united a number of state-based advocacy organisations and led the campaign for the 1967 referendum.