Pilbara Native Society Group Photo
Pilbara Native Society Group Photo

Pilbara Native Society group photo, State Library of Western Australia, BA368/6.

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Department Purchases Vehicle for Pilbara Native Society

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This photograph shows Mitchell, Middleton and other members of the group with a truck that was purchased by the Department for the Pilbara Native Society. Middleton’s willingness to assist marrngu as a group rather than on an individual or nuclear family basis is a measure of the authority they had established. The Department went to considerable cost, purchasing not only this vehicle but mining equipment and Riverdale Station for the Society.