One of the means by which Middleton attempted to oppose Pindan was to appoint Donald Stuart, author of Yandy, as a special officer in the Department of Native Welfare and assign him the task of undermining McLeod.

Middleton Opposes Pindan and Undermines McLeod

Stan Middleton to A.O. Day, 9 July 1956, SROWA, 1955/0219/26-27.

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Pindan Men in Perth for Libel Case

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The group and the government had established a good working relationship in the early years of the 1950s, but this relationship deteriorated badly in the latter half of the decade. This photograph shows Pindan men in Perth to attend court for a libel case they took against the Australian Broadcasting Commission and Commissioner for Native Welfare Middleton.