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Documents - Lake Tyers, 1962-70

Residents request permission to leave Lake Tyers to march in support of the settlement

Residents request permission to leave Lake Tyers to march in support of the settlement

National Archives of Australia, Melbourne

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Council for Aboriginal Rights report on Lake Tyers, 1961

Council for Aboriginal Rights, MS 12913/7, State Library of Victoria

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Page 1 of 3 Shirley Andrews' speech in May 1963 at a United Nations seminar on police and human rights generated many letters to newspapers.

Shirley Andrews' speech at United Nations seminar on police and human rights

Box 3/4, Council for Aboriginal Rights (Vic.) Papers, MS 12913, State Library of Victoria

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Shirley Andrews represented the London Anti-Slavery Society at this seminar. Her short speech drew attention to infringements of Aboriginal people's human rights in Australia.

Australia condemned at United Nations seminar

The Age, 4 May 1963

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Responding to <em>The Age</em>'s report on Shirley Andrews' speech, this writer argued that Aborigines should be treated 'as human beings with equal rights'.

Letter to the Editor responds to United Nations speech

Letters to the Editor, The Age, 8 May 1963

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The publication of this article generated community response to the issue: most letters to the editor opposed the idea that the settlement be abandoned and remaining Aboriginal residents be assimilated into the community.

Stuart Sayers, 'Human failure of Lake Tyers experiment'

The Age, 11 May 1963

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Stan Davey opposes the plan to close Lake Tyers.

Stan Davey to the Editor of The Age

Letters to the Editor, The Age, 14 May 1963

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The writer of this Letter to the Editor put the argument that Lake Tyers should be developed along cooperative lines.

Letter to the Editor supports Lake Tyers as a cooperative

Letters to the Editor, The Age, 15 May 1963

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A response to the chairman of the Aborigines Welfare Board

A response to the chairman of the Aborigines Welfare Board

The Age, 15 May 1963

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This citizen argued that Lake Tyers should be maintained as a 'home to which aborigines can return periodically'.

Letter to the Editor against proposed takeover of Lake Tyers

Letters to the Editor, The Age, 15 May 1963

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Anthropologist Lorna Lippmann argued, among other things, that Lake Tyers was for Aborigines the 'last remaining holding in a State which was once entirely theirs'.

Lorna Lippmann to the Editor of The Age

Letters to the Editor, The Age, 17 May 1963

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Anthropologist Donald Thomson argues against the government's policy on the Lake Tyers reserve.

Donald Thomson to the Editor of The Age

Letters to the Editor, The Age (Melbourne), 23 May 1963

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Doug Nicholls sets out his arguments for the retention of Lake Tyers.

Doug Nicholls to the Editor of The Age

Letters to the Editor, The Age (Melbourne), 27 May 1963

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Page 1 of 3 The Lake Tyers Committee produced this brochure in 1965 as a part of its campaign to increase community support.

'The dispossessed'

Council for Aboriginal Rights, MS 12913/3/8, State Library of Victoria

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Page 1 of 3 The Communist Party of Australia played a supportive role in the 'Save Lake Tyers' campaign.

'Lake Tyers and the Aborigines of Gippsland'

Reprinted from the Victorian Guardian, 2 May 1963

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Page 1 of 2 In this article, anthropologist Dr Diane Barwick opposed the plan to move residents and sell Lake Tyers.

'Lake Tyers Reserve: an anthropologist's submission', Dr Diane Barwick

Smoke Signals, April-June 1965

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Submission by Dr Diane Barwick to the Victorian government

Box 3/9, Council for Aboriginal Rights (Vic.) Papers, MS 12913, State Library of Victoria

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In 1971 the Victorian government handed the Lake Tyers title back to the community.

'Lake Tyers celebrates'

Identity, October 1971

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Page 1 of 4 This article was written by Alick Jackomos, Merle Jackomos' non-Aboriginal husband. <em>Identity</em> favoured contributions by Aboriginal authors. So, with Merle's approval, the article was submitted under her name.

'The history of Lake Tyers', Merle Jackomos

Identity, October 1971

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