At the end of 1946 writer Dorothy Hewett visited the Twelve Mile and recorded her impressions in Western Australia’s communist newspaper, the Workers’ Star.

Twelve Mile People Hard as Steel

Dorothy Hewett, Workers’ Star, 17 January 1947, p. 2, ‘Twelve Mile People Hard as Steel.'

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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.