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Attendance at annual FCAATSI conferences, 1958-72

1958 FCAATSI conference, Adelaide

Indigenous delegates: 3 (25%)
Total delegates: 13
Indigenous observers: 1
Total Indigenous people present: 4
Total observers: 12
Number of organisations present: 9
Total attendees: 25+

1959 FCAATSI conference, Melbourne

Indigenous delegates: 3 (10%)
Total delegates: 19
Indigenous observers: not reported
Total Indigenous people present: 3-10 (estimate)
Total observers: 46
Number of organisations present: 11
Total attendees: 65

1960 FCAATSI conference, Sydney

Indigenous delegates: 3 (17%)
Total delegates: 17
Indigenous observers: 24
Total Indigenous people present: 27
Total observers: 65
Number of organisations present: 7
Total attendees: 82

1961 FCAATSI conference, Brisbane

Indigenous delegates: 7 (41%)
Total delegates: 17 (estimate)
Indigenous observers: 13 (estimate)
Total Indigenous people present: 30
Total observers: 133+
Number of organisations present: 12
Total attendees: 150 (approximately)

1962 FCAATSI conference, Adelaide

Indigenous delegates: 17 (25%)
Total delegates: 69
Indigenous observers: 23
Total Indigenous people present: 40
Total observers: 60
Number of organisations present: 28
Total attendees: 120

1963 FCAATSI conference, Canberra

Indigenous delegates: 23 (33%)
Total delegates: 68
Indigenous observers: 9
Total Indigenous people present: 32
Total observers: 52
Number of organisations present: 33
Total attendees: 130

1964 FCAATSI conference, Canberra

Indigenous delegates: 40 (36%)
Total delegates: 110
Indigenous observers: 40
Total Indigenous people present: 80
Total observers: 90
Number of organisations present: 60
Total attendees: 200

1965 FCAATSI conference, Canberra

Indigenous delegates: 45 (35%)
Total delegates: 127
Indigenous observers: 20
Total Indigenous people present: 65
Total observers: 94
Number of organisations present: 53
Total attendees: 221

1966 FCAATSI conference, Canberra

Indigenous delegates: 56 (45%)
Total delegates: 123
Indigenous observers: 20
Total Indigenous people present: 75
Total observers: 80
Number of organisations present: 51
Total attendees: 203

1967 FCAATSI conference, Canberra

Indigenous delegates: 60 (estimate) (33%)
Total delegates: 178
Indigenous observers: 40
Total Indigenous people present: 100 (estimate)
Total observers: 62
Number of organisations present: 47
Total attendees: 240

1968 FCAATSI conference, Canberra

Indigenous delegates: no record
Total delegates: 217
Indigenous observers: no record
Total Indigenous people present: 100 (estimate)
Total observers: no record
Number of organisations present: 44
Total attendees: 300 (estimate)

1969 FCAATSI conference, Canberra

Indigenous delegates: 76 (50%)
Total delegates: 154
Indigenous observers: 54
Total Indigenous people present: 130
Total observers: 154
Number of organisations present: 54
Total attendees: 308

1970 FCAATSI conference, Canberra

Indigenous delegates: 79 (53%)
Total delegates: 148
Indigenous observers: 45 (estimate)
Total Indigenous people present: 124
Total observers: 201
Number of organisations present: 68
Total attendees: 361

1971 FCAATSI conference, Townsville

Detailed figures not available
Total attendees: 140

1972 FCAATSI conference, Alice Springs

Indigenous delegates: 56 (50%)
Total delegates: 111
Indigenous observers: 65
Total Indigenous people present: 150
Total observers: 148
Number of organisations present: no record
Total attendees: 261

Note: The above information is drawn from a number of sources, both official and unofficial. Whenever available, official sources have been used. Other sources include reports by delegates representing their affiliated organisations, news reports and for one conference an ASIO report.

Estimates for some of this information are based on a consideration of all existing known sources of information.



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