Bill Onus becomes politically active at Saltpan Creek

Bill Onus (Son of William Onus from Wollombi Brook and grandson of Martha Everingham from Sackville Reserve) becomes politically active while at Salt Pan Creek, an Aboriginal squatters camp south-west of Sydney containing refugee families of dispossessed clans seeking to escape the harsh policies of the APB. Salt Pan Creek becomes a focal point of Aboriginal resistance in NSW. Onus develops alliances with future activists including Jack Patten. He becomes involved in the Aborigines Progressive Association during the late 1930s.