The government inquiry instituted to investigate the movement’s impact on pastoral labour in the area was undertaken by Sir Ross McDonald, who had previously been Minister for Native Affairs in the McLarty Liberal Government, and magistrate F.E.A. Bateman. This is their report.
Report of Cooperative Movement's Impact on Pastoral Labour
Report by Sir Ross McDonald and F.E.A. Bateman on Native Group at Marble Bar, Don McLeod Papers, State Library of Western Australia, MS 5525A/2.