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Norman Bilson to Native Welfare Officer in Kalgoorlie, 23 November 1959

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Norman Bilson (Wangkai name WALARU), Alec Bilson's younger brother, dictated a letter to the Native Welfare Officer in Kalgoorlie, to apply for an Age Pension on 23 November 1959. The District Officer replied on 8 June 1960: 'Norman Bilson is not 70 years of age as stated by Mrs Bennett and is not yet old enough for the Age Pension. He is engaged at pastoral work.'

Norman Bilson (Wangkai name WALARU), Alec Bilson's younger brother, dictated a letter to the Native Welfare Officer in Kalgoorlie, to apply for an Age Pension on 23 November 1959. The District Officer replied on 8 June 1960: 'Norman Bilson is not 70 years of age as stated by Mrs Bennett and is not yet old enough for the Age Pension. He is engaged at pastoral work.'

Source: Box 12/6, Council for Aboriginal Rights (Vic.) Papers, MS 12913, State Library of Victoria



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The older generation of Bilsons: workers on pastoral stations

Documents - Social Service benefits, 1954-64