Since Section 70 had stipulated that Aboriginal funds be administered by a Protection Board answerable to the Imperial rather than the colonial government, McLeod insisted that payment of one per cent of state revenue, with arrears, be paid into a fund beyond the reach of parliament, to be administered by Aboriginal people. The call for Aboriginal control of Aboriginal funding was a radical idea at the time.

The Call for Aboriginal Control of Funding

Don McLeod to J.J. (Jack) Brady, 31 January 1957, SROWA, 1956/0084/26-28.

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