Primary Sources and Speeches

Preamble to the Australian Constitution (1901).

“Recognising Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples in the Constitution.” Report of the Expert Panel, Commonwealth of Australia. Canberra, January 2012.

“Uluru Statement from the Heart.” The Referendum Council, accessed 29 January 2018, 05/Uluru_Statement_From_The_Heart_0.PDF.

“Winifred J. King to Robert Menzies, ‘Coronation of HM Queen Elizabeth II—Representations of Australian aborigines at coronation,’” 10 April 1953. National Archives of Australia [hereafter NAoA] 53A462/4.

“Mary Gray to Robert Menzies,” 27 April 1953. NAoA 53A462/4.

“Sir Philip McBride to Senator Wedgwood,” 15 May 1953. NAoA 53A462/4.

“Cablegram from S. S. Brown, Commonwealth News and Information Bureau,” 23 March 1953. NAoA A462 821/1/111.

“Michael Adeane to Allen Brown, 10 July 1962, ‘Visit by Queen and Duke of Edinburgh.’” A2908, V81/1, NAoA.

“Queen Elizabeth II, speaking at Kununurra, Western Australia, 17 March 1963.” MS 9174 (Queen’s Speeches, 1954-1992), National Library of Australia [hereafter NLA].

“Queen Elizabeth II, 18 March 1963.” MS 9174 (Queen’s Speeches, 1954-1992), NLA.

“Queen Elizabeth II, speaking in Adelaide 11 March 1986.” MS 9174 (Queen’s Speeches, 1954-1992), NLA.

Media Sources

“Aborigines Honour Queen.” Northern Star (Lismore), 22 March 1954, 1.

“SA Aborigines rehearse Royal Corroboree.” News (Adelaide), 19 February 1954, 6.

“Reconciliation Strikes a Chord with the Queen” The Australian, 14 October 1999, 2.

“Leaders’ Talks with Queen were Positive.” The Koori Mail, 20 October 1999.

“Aborigines say: We’re not begging, We’re Demanding.” Tribune, 6 May 1970, 3.

“Aborigines had Suffered.” Canberra Times, 30 April 1970, 16.

“Big Fireworks Display to Remember Cook.” The Canberra Times, 30 April 1970, 1.

“Maori Joy as Queen Signs Compo Deal.” Canberra Times, 4 November 1995, 10.

“Queen Elizabeth Supports Reconciliation.” Koori Mail, 5 April 2000, 1, 20.

“Queen’s lament for deprived Aborigines.” Sydney Morning Herald, 21 March 2000, 15.

“Aborigines are Disadvantaged.” The Koori Mail, 5 April 2000, 20.

“Albert Namatjira’s Descendants meet the Queen.” The Australian, 28 November 2013,

“Queen accepts petition for Aboriginal rights, 80 year on.” Sydney Morning Herald, 4 October 2014,

“Prince Charles tours Nhulunbuy for sixth visit to the Northern Territory.” Accessed 16 April 2018,

Sydney Morning Herald supplement, 27 January 1988, 6,

“Burragorang Dreamtime Fantasy, Part 3.” Sydney: TV program, 1963.

Secondary Sources

Attwood, Bain and Andrew Markus, eds. The Struggle for Aboriginal Rights. Sydney: Allen & Unwin, 1999.

Cook, James. The Journals, ed. Philip Edwards. London: Penguin, 2003.

Curran, James and Stuart Ward. The Unknown Nation: Australia After Empire. Melbourne: Melbourne University Publishing, 2010.

Djerrkura, Gatjil. “Making the Republic important to a Majority of Australians.” In The Australian Republic: The Case for Yes, ed. John Uhr. Annandale, NSW: Federation Press, 1999.

Fullagar, Kate. “Bennelong in Britain.” Aboriginal History 33 (2009): 31-51.

Gapps, Stephen. “Commemoration and contestation at Kurnell.” Accessed 29 January 2018, .

Kingston, Margo. “Queen to Meet Black Leaders.” Sydney Morning Herald, 13 October 1999, 9.

Mann, Simon. “Queen showed more interest in us than Howard does, say Aborigines.” Sydney Morning Herald, 14 October 1999.

McKenna, Mark. This Country: A Reconciled Republic? Sydney: UNSW Press, 2004.

McLean, Ian. Rattling Spears: A History of Indigenous Australian Art. London: Reaktion Books, 2016.

Nugent, Maria. “The politics of memory and the memory of politics: Australian Aboriginal interpretations of Queen Victoria, 1881-2011.” In Mistress of Everything: Queen Victoria in Indigenous Worlds, ed. Sarah Carter and Maria Nugent, 100-121. Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2016.

Stephens, Tony. “Poor Queen my country,” Sydney Morning Herald, 25 March 2000,

Twomey, Anne. The Chameleon Crown: The Queen and her Australian Governors. Annandale, NSW: Federation Press, 2006.

Warhaft, Sally, ed. “Well May We Say”: The Speeches that made Australia. Melbourne: Black Inc., 2004.

Artists and their work

Roberts, Luke. “Archibald Prize,”

Siwes, Darren. “Oz Omnium Rex et Regina.” Accessed 29 January 2018,

Tarawa, Charlie.