The Australian Aborigines Progressive Association (AAPA) is formed

The AAustralian Aborigines Progressive Association (AAPA) is formed. It hosts its first conference in Sydney during 1925 and attracts widespread media attention and a large crowd. President, Fred Maynard, opens the conference with the words “brothers and sisters, we have much business to transact here”. At the forefront is the need to regain control of their land. Many activists have experienced the loss of land through the revocation of Aboriginal reserves under the Aborigines Protection Act. They also campaign against the practice of the removal of Aboriginal children from their families. The association seeks to replace the APB with an organisation controlled by Aboriginal people. (Dubbo Koori Interagency Network)