Street’s report seemed additional proof to activists that Pindan represented a practical realisation of left-wing ideas about Aboriginal rights, particularly that of the maintenance of Aboriginal group life.

Shirley Andrews Comments on Jessie Street's Report

Shirley Andrews, ‘Comments on “Report on Aborigines in Australia” by Jessie Street’, undated, Council for Aboriginal Rights Papers, State Library of Victoria, MS 12913/2/9/1927.

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Jessie Street's Report of Visits to Pindan Camps

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Street was interested in the movement and was highly impressed by the cooperative when she visited Pindan camps in 1957 as part of her tour of inspection of the conditions of Aboriginal people across the country. In addition to her general report, she produced a special report on the cooperative which was reprinted in various formats. The magazine of the Seamen’s Union of Australia, the Seamen’s Journal, reprinted it in two illustrated installments in August and September 1957.