Native Welfare Conference

Native Welfare Conference develops a statement on the policy of Assimilation. Hon Paul Hasluck MP presents it to the House of Representatives on 20 April 1961: “all aborigines and part-aborigines are expected eventually to attain the same manner of living as other Australians and to live as members of a single Australian community enjoying the same rights and privileges, accepting the same responsibilities, observing the same customs and influenced by the same beliefs, hopes and loyalties as other Australians.”