Yumba-Meta Housing Association, 1973-1982
This Association acquired houses in Townsville using Commonwealth funds and was responsible for renting them to black tenants. Mabo was President of the Association, 1975-1980. During the period 1978-1980, Mabo's presidency was contested by a group of disaffected members and evicted tenants who formed a new Board of Directors.
NB. In November 2001, with the agreement of Mrs Bonita Mabo, the papers in this series were transferred to the Yumba-Meta Housing Association in Townsville. Copies of the papers can be found on the microfilm of the original instalment of Mabo Papers which was made in 1996 (reels mfm G 27539-27549).
| Folder 1
|| Legal and financial records, 1973-1974
Articles of Association, 1973. Financial statements, year ended 30 September 1974. Contracts for houses, 1974.
| Folder 2
|| Minute book for Annual General Meetings and meetings of the Board of Directors, 1975-1978.
| Folder 3
|| Financial records, 1975-1977
Loan register, 1976-1977. Annual Financial Report, 30 September 1976. Cash receipts worksheets, 1975-1976.
| Folder 4
|| Membership applications, 1975-1978
| Folder 5
|| Minutes and financial statements, 1976
| Folder 6
|| Correspondence, financial statements, agendas and membership forms, 1976-1979
| Folder 7
|| Membership records, 1978-1979
Receipt book, 1978-1979. Membership applications, 1979.
| Folder 8
|| Directors' reports and meeting agenda, 1977-1979
Directors' reports to shareholders, 1977-1978. Annual General Meeting agenda, 1979.
| Folder 9
|| Papers relating to dispute with tenants and associated eviction orders, 1977-1980
Include newspaper cuttings, minutes, notices and letters of termination of membership.
| Folder 10
|| Minute book with inserts, 1978-1980
| Folder 11
|| Board records and papers relating to Yumba Meta dispute, 1979-1980
Board of Directors, 1979-80, plus circulars and correspondence with solicitors. Newspaper cuttings reporting friction between Aborigines and Torres Strait Islanders within Yumba Meta, together with newspaper notices relating to the dispute, 1980.
| Folder 12
|| Papers relating to membership litigation, including correspondence with solicitors, 1978-1979
| Folder 13
|| Miscellaneous correspondence, 1980-1982