McLeod and cooperative leaders campaigned vigorously for Aboriginal rights during the 1950s through letters, pamphlets, tape recordings and public meetings. McLeod’s correspondents included politicians, unionists, and activists. Citizenship rights and the right of Aboriginal people to access social service benefits were central to this campaign, as this letter to the senior Labor leader Gough Whitlam shows.
McLeod and Cooperative Leaders Campaign for Aboriginal Rights
Don McLeod to Gough Whitlam, 9 July 1957, Don McLeod Papers, State Library of Western Australia, MS 1568a/4/55-56.