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Federal Council for the Advancement of Aborigines and Torres Strait Islanders Ephemera
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Walgett Aborigines break the colour bar : report of delegation to Walgett, 13-15 August, 1965

On 9 August 1965, following reports from the press and Charles Perkins that several Aboriginal Australians were arrested in Walgett for attempting to gain admittance to the lounge of the Luxury Theatre, a meeting was co-ordinated by Ray Peckham of the Federal Council for Aboriginal Advancement. The meeting was held at the Perkins' home on the same day and was attended by members of the Student Action For Aborigines, New Settler League, Aborigines' Progressive Association, Aboriginal-Australian Fellowship and the Union of Australian Women. One of the outcomes of this meeting was to have a delegation proceed to Walgett. This report is from the delegation.

Commission on wages and employment, legislative reform, fringe settlements, education....

Typescript pages of activities of the Federal Council for Aboriginal Advancement relating to aspects of their constitution. Each 'Commission' has a policy and associated action programme. The commissions are one page long and are: Commission on wages and employment; Commission on legislative reform; Commission on fringe settlements; and Commission on education. The last page concerns reserves, missions and settlements; tribal reserves; and community development.

Should a Queensland Aborigine still beg for his own wages?, October 1970

In October 1970, the FCAATSI decided if the Commonwealth Banking Corporation did not dissociate itself from the Trust Fund system in Queensland they would transfer their business to another bank and called for others to do the same by filling in their details on the leaflet and / or making a donation. In Queensland an assisted Australian Aboriginal may have all or part of their wages be paid into a "trust fund" and was only available upon request to a district officer of the Department of Aboriginal and Island Affairs.

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