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Aboriginal people and the constitution

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A photo of Aborginals in colonial timesThe British Government insisted that the new Western Australian Constitution make special provision for Aboriginal welfare - 5,000 pounds or one per cent of colonial revenue for each year- whichever was greater. The colonial parliament legislated in 1897 and 1905 to repeal the provision. Today,  a group of Aboriginal people is petitioning the courts to have the provision of Section 70 reinstated.