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Neville Bonner Papers

  • UQFL571
  • Collection
  • 1969-1979

Correspondence, scrapbook, publications.

Bonner, Neville T. (Neville Thomas), 1922-

Mary Montgomerie Bennett Papers

  • UQFL202
  • Collection
  • 1837-1928

Records in scrapbooks, correspondence, glass plate negatives and related notes.

Bennett, M. M. (Mary Montgomerie), 1881-1961

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

This leaflet was part of a national campaign to abolish the Trust fund system in Queensland by having individuals request the Commonwealth Banking Corporation dissociate itself from the fund by March 21 1971 or transfer business to another bank. It was reprinted from 'The Australian', Saturday, November 7, 1970.

Federal Council for the Advancement of Aborigines and Torres Strait Islanders

Trust fund should end now!

Flyer circulated by the Council for Aboriginal Affairs (Victoria) on behalf of the Federal Council for the Advancement of Aborigines and Torres Strait Islanders agreeing with the Country Party of Victoria that the Trust fund system in Queensland should end. Includes a resolution for 1971 that the Commonwealth Banking Corporation refuse to handle this fund. Second page has a list of people for campaigners to send their views to.

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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