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In 1947, in the wake of the strike, Torres Strait Islanders received child endowment payments for the first time.

This was after the War, and Islander hopes were high, particularly among former soldiers, whose "all islander" spirit was buoyed by their war time experiences.

Autonomy was restored to the elected Councils, citizenship rights were high on the agenda, and the Murray Islanders renewed their demand for complete control of their earnings and finances.

However, in 1948, Pat Killoran was appointed Acting Protector of Islanders, and over the next thirty years he developed a style of supervision based upon his personal knowledge of virtually every Islander family.

Welfare records were used as a repressive instrument of 'dossier rule'.

As late as 1957 Islanders were still being exiled for breaking 'morality laws'.
...12 months exile...
Chief Protector of Aborigines, Department of Native Affairs, exile, Exile, 1952, gaol, Mabo, Edward Koiki, Mer, Murray Island Council, pearling industry, Protection Act
activism, exile, Mabo, Edward Koiki, Mer, Mer, Murray Island, Murray Island Council, pearling industry, Torres Strait
P.J. (Pat) Killoran
Department of Aboriginal & Islander Affairs (DAIA), Department of Native Affairs, exile, Mer, Queensland
The Age Of Paternalism
Chief Protector of Aborigines, colonisation, Federation, International law, paternalism, protection, terra nullius, White Australia Policy
The Second World War
citizenship, World War 2