In 1957 Pindan held a public meeting in the Perth Town Hall at which McLeod, Mitchell and Peter Coppin spoke. Here, McLeod writes of the meeting to Sydney-based unionist, Roy Ockenden.

Pindan Holds Public Meeting

Don McLeod to Roy Ockenden, 1 June 1957, Don McLeod Papers, State Library of Western Australia, MS 1568A/2/183.

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McLeod and Cooperative Leaders Campaign for Aboriginal Rights

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McLeod and cooperative leaders campaigned vigorously for Aboriginal rights during the 1950s through letters, pamphlets, tape recordings and public meetings. McLeod’s correspondents included politicians, unionists, and activists. Citizenship rights and the right of Aboriginal people to access social service benefits were central to this campaign, as this letter to the senior Labor leader Gough Whitlam shows.