Police now found their ability to control the movement and activities of the strikers considerably diminished, as this police report shows.

Police Struggle to Control the Strikers

Les Fletcher to Francis Bray, 24 September 1946, SROWA, 1946/0799/61-62.

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Caroline Jula, Striking from Warrawagine Station

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During the second half of 1946, groups and individuals walked off stations and other workplaces to join the strike camps. Caroline Jula, who had worked as a domestic servant at Warrawagine station, joined the strike camp at Moolyella in late 1946.

The Western Australian Department of Native Affairs tried repeatedly and persistently to end the strike and return workers to stations. The strikers held out, however, using successful non-violent strategies to maintain their stand.