The Westralian Aborigine The first Aboriginal newspaper in Western Australia
The front cover of the first issue featured a portrait and profile of a young May Miller. May Miller (later O'Brien) would go on to become one of the first Aboriginal teachers in the state and helped to shape Aboriginal education throughout her life.
Despite being published more than a decade before Australia would vote at the historic 1967 referendum, Aboriginal activists and civil rights protesters in WA formed organisations such as the Coolbaroo League to create awareness for the rights of Aboriginal peoples.
The Westralian Aborigine was one of only a handful of Aboriginal run newspapers in Australia between the years of 1778 and 1978 - and is one of the only examples which provided community news in addition to political views.