Ideas discussed included a scheme to obtain land of their own and set up economic enterprises so they would no longer be dependent on station employment. In 1945 marrngu from across the region held meetings to discuss these ideas when they converged on Port Hedland for the annual horse races. Constable Les Fletcher of the Port Hedland police was invited to attend. This is his report of the meeting.

Constable Fletcher's Report on Race-Time Meetings

Constable Les Fletcher to Francis Bray, 10 August 1945, SROWA, 1945/0800/13-17.

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