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Salt Pan Creek Camp


From 1926 till 1935 Salt Pan Creek, an Aboriginal squatter’s camp south-west of Sydney containing refugee families of the dispossessed and people seeking to escape the harsh and brutal policies of the Aborigines Protection Board became a focal point of intensifying Aboriginal resistance in NSW. Significant alliances, strategies and future leaders were developed there. People such as Jack Campbell, George and Jack Patten, Pearl Gibbs and Bill Onus all spend time in the camp. In 1933 Joe Anderson was filmed at Salt Pan Creek by cinesound news making a strong statement in support of Indigenous Rights.