Once the strike began, a fierce propaganda battle began in which the opposing sides gave highly partial accounts of it in order to win public support: on the one hand, the government and the pastoralists told stories in which they sought to minimise the impact of the strike; on the other, the sympathisers of the strike gave the impression of a highly successful industrial action by the Aboriginal people.

Native Persecution is Denounced: Big Perth Protest

Workers’ Star, 31 May 1946, ‘Native Persecution is Denounced: Big Perth Protest.’

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