The Western Australian Government denied that any agreement had been entered into.

Employment of Natives
Employment of Natives newspaper article

West Australian, 24 August 1949, p. 10, 'Employment of Natives.'

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Urgent Telegram on Recognition of McLeod as Aboriginal Representative

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The wool ban was lifted as a result of guarantees made to McLeod by Native Affairs officer Sydney Elliott-Smith, but the Western Australian government bowed to Pastoralists’ Association and the Australian Workers’ Union protests and denied that any agreement had been made. Nevertheless, the strikers’ actions, supported by the Seamen’s Union, led to significant concessions being granted by the Department of Native Affairs.