Joint Venture Established with Albert G. Sims Ltd

James Hallam to Director, Pindan, undated [1958], Don McLeod Papers, State Library of Western Australia, MS 1568A/7/35.

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Pindan Shareholders

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In 1958 Pindan returned to mining, embarking on a joint manganese mining project with Albert Sims and Co, through a syndicate company called Simdan. However, discontent within Pindan led to upheaval in the company’s affairs and to McLeod’s resignation in 1959. Pindan became a wholly Aboriginal company. This photograph of the Pindan shareholders with their wives was taken by the anthropologist John Wilson.