Donald Stuart spent periods of time with the cooperative during 1952 and lived at Yandeyarra in 1953. He recorded his experiences in ‘Yandy the Wind’, the first third of which was published in 1959 as Yandy. This extract describes Daisy Bindi’s discussion with Mitchell and McLeod about striking at Roy Hill.

Yandy the Wind Extract #2

Donald Stuart, extract from ‘Yandy the Wind’, pp. 404-09, Papers of Donald Stuart, National Library of Australia, MS 3156, folder 9.

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Pilbara Painting

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Idealistic men and women, including writers and artists, travelled to the Pilbara from other parts of Australia, to be a part of this exciting social experiment. They included the artist Sam Fullbrook who built himself a studio at the Group’s tanto-Columbite camp at the Pilgangoora Bore. At a time when Aboriginal administrations across Australia were planning policy for the incorporation of Aboriginal people into mainstream Australian society, these men and women were, to some extent at least, being incorporated into an Aboriginal social organisation.