The Group’s application for a Department of Education school at Yandeyarra initially had the strong support of the Department of Native Affairs.

DNA Supports Application For School
Middleton to Robertson, 11 June 1953

Stan Middleton to Director of Education Thomas Logan (Blue) Robertson, 11 June 1953, SROWA, 1952/0221/7.

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Department of Education Report on Visit to Yandeyarra Station

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Education was a major objective of the group. Most had had no formal schooling, and they saw literacy as vital if they were to achieve full independence. This Western Australian Department of Education report documents the community’s strong desire for a school and strongly recommends that one be provided.