Shane Edwards will wear the No. 67 guernsey in this year’s Dreamtime at the ‘G match, if fit for selection.
The No. 67 pays tribute to the 1967 Australian Referendum, which will celebrate its 50th anniversary to the day on May 27, 2017 – the date of this year’s Dreamtime at the ‘G match.
The 1967 Referendum was a unifying moment in Australia’s history, bringing Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians together. The ‘Yes” vote of 90.77% is the highest Yes vote ever recorded in an Australian referendum.
Aaron Clark, Director of the Korin Gamadji Institute (KGI), noted the importance of recognising the 50th anniversary of the historic Referendum.
“This Club, through its commitment to Reconciliation nationally, is proud to showcase and shine a light on such a significant moment in our country’s history. Through the KGI programming and partners, it allows us to educate and engage the community on a deeper level,” Clark said.
This year’s Dreamtime at the ‘G match will see Richmond take on Essendon as part of Sir Doug Nicholls Indigenous Round on Saturday, May 27.
Edwards is currently recovering from a hip injury, but is expected to be available for selection for the Round 10 match.