Because marrngu had the option of joining the cooperative, employers were forced to offer higher rates of pay to attract or hold on to Aboriginal workers, as this extract from a Native Affairs Patrol report indicates.

Employers Forced to Offer Higher Pay
Gare Native Affairs Patrol Report

Frank Gare, patrol no. 1/52-3, June 1953, p. 2, SROWA, 1951/0779.

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Daisy Bindi Leads People from Roy Hill Station

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Among those who left stations at this time was a dynamic woman called Daisy Bindi, who led almost a hundred people into the cooperative from Roy Hill station in early 1952, after their negotiations with station management had failed to achieve the improvements in wages and conditions they were seeking.