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Herbert ‘Bert’ Groves, FCAATSI, Sydney Town Hall28 April 1970

by Tribune (Communist Party of Australia, Central Committee)

Bert Groves

‘We object to efforts to make us a cheap carbon copy of the whites. Is their civilisation really better than ours was before the white man came?’ 

A Kamilaroi man originally from Caroona, near Quirindi, NSW, Bert Groves was a founding member of FCAATSI. He served as president of the Aborigines Progressive Association and also worked for the Foundation for Aboriginal Affairs, established in 1964 to support Aboriginal people living in Sydney.

Quote from Tribune, 6 May 1970