Percy Haslam becomes involved with the Awabakal Co-op

Percy Haslam becomes actively involved with the Awabakal Co-op. He works with people including Tommy Sales from the Darkinung people on the Central Coast and Kenny McBryde, a Bundjalung man who lives at Toronto, Jimmy Wright and Ray Kelly. At this time, he retires from the Newcastle Morning Herald and studies local Aboriginal language and culture at the University of Newcastle and in the UK. Haslam values and seeks to revive interest in Threlkeld’s work (Maynard, Awakabal voices, p85).