Lester Bostock recalls discrimination

Lester Bostock recalls that Aboriginal people were not allowed to drink in the Southern Hotel in Broadway. The unions supporting the APA (Aboriginals Protection Association) hold a protest at Koori people, not being allowed to drink at his pub by having an Aboriginal man ask for a beer and a journalist wrote about it. (Sunday Mirror, 12th of March, 1961‘Slums in the Sun’). Koories are members of the Building Workers Industrial union, the Seamen’s Union, the Liquor and Allied Trades, the Miscellaneous Workers Union, Wharf Labourers, Firemen and Deckhands, the Federal Fire Fighters, the AMWU and the Bank Employees. (Plater, p. 138)

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