Federal Council for the Advancement of Aborigines and Torres Strait Islanders

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Authorized form of name

Federal Council for the Advancement of Aborigines and Torres Strait Islanders

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Other form(s) of name

  • FCAATSI
  • Federal Council for Aboriginal Advancement
  • National Aboriginal and Islander Liberation Movement
  • FCAA
  • F.C.A.A. & T.S.I.

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Dates of existence

1958-1978

History

A conference in Adelaide in 1958 resulted in the formation of the Federal Council for Aboriginal Advancement. In 1964, the organisation was renamed to include Torres Strait Islanders in the title. Federal Council for the Advancement of Aborigines and Torres Strait Islanders (FCAATSI) was formed to advance the rights of Aborigines. The Council included Aboriginal Advancement organisations, unions and church organisations. One of their most successful campaigns was the 1967 Referendum campaign. In March 1978 FCAATSI changed its name to the National Aboriginal and Islander Liberation Movement. This organisation never met and it was disbanded after the federal government cut funding in 1978.

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Status

Revised

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Partial

Dates of creation, revision and deletion

Revised by Linda Justo 11-Nov-2019

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Sources

Australian Women's register. Trove.

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