The Council claimed that McLeod’s 1955 lecture tour had been highly successful in stimulating community interest in Aboriginal issues.

McLeod's Lecture Tour Stimulates Interest in Aboriginal Issues

Shirley Andrews to Mary Bennett, 1 July 1955, Council for Aboriginal Rights Papers, State Library of Victoria, MS 12913/2/2/1225.

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Come and Hear Mr. McLeod

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To make the movement better known as an example of what could be achieved by Aboriginal people, the Council invited McLeod to conduct a speaking tour of Melbourne, Sydney and Adelaide in 1955, during which he addressed a wide range of audiences.