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The struggle for Mapoon

The struggle for Mapoon

Cairns Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Advancement League, 6 November 1962, Joe McGinness Papers, MS 3718, Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait islander Studies, Canberra

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Page 1 of 4 In keeping with its 5th principle 'The absolute retention of all remaining reserves, with native communal or individual ownership', the Federal Council for Aboriginal Advancement opposed this closure.

Closure of Mapoon Aboriginal Mission

Prepared by Stan Davey, Federal Council for Aboriginal Advancement, 1962

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