The Western Australian government received letters of protest in regard to the imprisonment of McKenna and Dooley. With marrngu action framed as a strike, many of the protests came from unions troubled by a Labor government imprisoning strike leaders.

Unions Protest Strike Leaders' Imprisonment

H.O. Davis, Secretary, Victoria-Riverina branch, Australian Workers’ Union, to Premier Frank Wise, 30 May 1946, SROWA, 1945/0800.

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