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Sculpture commemorates the pastoral strike of 1946 by Aboriginal station workers who were protesting about unfair pay rates.

Don McLeod at Marble Bar was an elected spokesman for the Aborigines and, with Dooley Bin Bin and Clancy McKenna, urged Aborigines who worked on large sheep and cattle stations to strike for better conditions. Although the employers sought assistance from the police and the Native Welfare Department to prevent the strike, five hundred men, women and children walked off the stations south of Nullagine and made their way to Port Hedland.

Location

Address:Anderson & Wedge Streets, Leap Park, Port Hedland, 6721
State:WA
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -20.313056
Long: 118.576944
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Government
Sub-Theme:Dissent
Approx. Event Start Date:1946
Approx. Event End Date:1946

Dedication

Approx. Monument Dedication Date:September - 2002
Source: MA
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