Middleton’s response to Pindan’s application for assistance with mining equipment is indicative of his opposition to the group.

Middleton Opposes Pindan's Application for Assistance

Stan Middleton to Minister for Native Affairs Charles Perkins, 27 August 1959, SROWA 1956/0084/189-90.

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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.