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...We are closed in a box...
'When it was explained to them that it was impossible for any Aboriginal to be free of the Aboriginal Protection Act in its entirety (which is what the men were asking), they said "We are closed in a box and wait for the lid to be taken off."'

Keywords: Chief Protector of Aborigines, Mer, Murray Island, pearling industry, Protection Act, strike, 1936

Author: Sharp, Nonie
Source: Chief Protector of Aborigines, 1936.