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Daisy and Angel Imari, Kalgoorlie, 1960

Photograph taken in a Kalgoorlie photographic studio in 1960, arranged and paid for by Mary Bennett. Bennett ensured that activists were aware of the suffering faced by people who did not fit into the social security system. She sent this photo — and photos of other Aboriginal people — to Shirley Andrews, secretary of the Council for Aboriginal Rights, who was campaigning for changes in both the law and in current practice with regard to the withholding of benefits. Under the photo Mary Bennett writes: ‘Daisy Imari and Angel are a grand Aborigine couple who have always worked faithfully as stationhands wherever work was to be found. Now that they are ageing it is difficult to get station work, so they take work in the bush and Angel cuts wood. It happens that they are not always paid and there is no redress.’


Box 12/5, Council for Aboriginal Rights (Vic.) Papers, MS 12913, State Library of Victoria

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