Author and journalist Max Brown spent time at Yandeyarra in 1953. Here he writes of his experience in a letter to the secretary of the Council for Aboriginal Rights, Shirley Andrews.

Max Brown's Experience in Yandeyarra
Brown to Andrews, 5 November 1953

Max Brown to Shirley Andrews, 5 November 1953, Council for Aboriginal Rights Papers, State Library of Victoria, MS 12913/1/8/772.

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