The AAPA program

The AAPA program demands land as an economic base and compensation for dispossession. Fred Maynard, spokesman for the Association, writes to the Premier, ‘I wish to make it perfectly clear, on behalf of our people, that we accept no condition of inferiority as compared with European people. Two distinct civilisations are represented by their respective races… that the European people by the arts of war destroyed our more ancient civilisation is freely admitted, and that by their vices and diseases our people have also been decimated is also patent, but neither of these facts are evidence of superiority.’ (Goodall, pp. 163-4).