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Friday, 26 May 2017

50 cent coin and stamp circulating for Indigenous rights

50 cent coin and stamp circulating for Indigenous rights
- A new 50-cent coin and stamp are going into circulation to commemorate strides in Indigenous rights.
Their release marks the 50th anniversary of the 1967 referendum and on the 25th anniversary of the High Court Mabo decision - named after Indigenous land rights campaigner Eddie Koiki Mabo.
His granddaughter, Piadram and Mumbarra artist Boneta-Marie Mabo, designed the coin which will come into circulation across Australia within weeks.
The coin features a picture of her father, as well as pamphlets from the 1967 referendum campaign with the words: 'Right wrongs, write "yes" for Aborigines!'