As well as publicising the movement, the Council was anxious to provide practical support, such as finding a teacher.

Council Searches for Teacher for Cooperative
Shirley Andrews to Teachers Union, 12 May 1954

Shirley Andrews to Secretary, Teachers Union, 12 May 1954, Council for Aboriginal Rights Papers, State Library of Victoria, MS 12913/1/9/834.

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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.