The Australian Aboriginal Progressive Association

The Australian Aboriginal Progressive Association holds its first conference at St David’s Hall, Surry Hills. The newspapers report their aim as: ‘ON ABORIGINES’ ASPIRATIONS – FIRST AUSTRALIANS TO HELP THEMSELVES – SELF DETERMINATION,’ and ‘ABORIGINES IN CONFERENCE – SELF DETERMINATION IS THEIR AIM – TO HELP A PEOPLE.’ Its chief spokesman is Fred Maynard, a Hunter River Koori. Its letterhead carries the motto ‘One God, one Aim, one Destiny.’ In the early months, Fred Maynard and Elizabeth Mackenzie Hatton make a number of trips up and down the coast inspecting Koori living conditions, particularly on the reserves. (Maynard 2008, p. 53, Goodall, p. 152)

  • Aborigines mourn
  • ABO CALL collage
  • Railway employees at Eveleigh Street Railway workshop