Aborigines Advancement League

Aborigines Advancement League

In 1957 the Aborigines Advancement League (AAL) was established by Sir Pastor Doug Nicholls, Doris Blackburn, Stan Davey and Gordon Bryant in response to the plight of the Aboriginal people in the Warburton Ranges.

The AAL's aims include:

  • To administrate and initiate programs which aim to improve the social, economic and cultural advancement of the aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people of Victoria. 
  • To promote self-determination, self-sufficiency and self- management throughout the aboriginal community of Victoria. 
  • To determine and comment upon state and federal governments policy in aboriginal affairs. 
  • To own, operate and maintain premises at Watt Street, Thornbury and other locations for the purposes of furthering the AAL premises.

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