Before 1955, the Council had difficulty obtaining the information it needed to publicise the movement.

Council Attempts to Get Information on Cooperative Movement

Shirley Andrews to Max Brown, 24 October 1953, Council for Aboriginal Rights Papers, State Library of Victoria, MS 12913/1/8/742.

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Shirley Andrews Explains Council's Support of Strike

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Hoping to see the success of the Pilbara cooperative repeated in other parts of the country, the Council for Aboriginal Rights sought to spread information about the movement as widely as possible. This letter from Andrews to Alfred Nailer Jacobs, an Aboriginal rights activist in Western Australia’s south-west, explains the Council’s interest in and plans for supporting the movement.