Prepared to stand up – courageous local whites: John Maynard

Professor John Maynard of Newcastle University tells of John J Maloney, non-Indigenous editor of “The Voice of the North”, a Newcastle-based newspaper. Maloney was a courageous supporter of Aboriginal rights who also worked with Elizabeth Mackenzie Hatton, affectionately known as Mrs Mac, a Sydney missionary and social worker to create a home in Sydney for Koori girls who had run from their white employers: “You’ve really got to take your hat off to those sort of people who were prepared to stand up.”

For more information on Elizabeth Mackenzie Hatton and Fred Maynard see Fight For Liberty and Freedom, chpt 4, John Maynard

Keywords: Racism; moving; law