23rd September, 1953 : The police court in Alice Springs hearing a murder charge against three Aborigines has been cleared of women to hear evidence concerning tribal secrets known only to men. A freelance anthropologist, Miss O Pink, objected to the action, saying that if the secrets were not open to a trained Aboriginal research worker like herself, they should not have to be disclosed to police and others. Miss Pink was ordered from the court.

[ The rot set in rather early – a murder is a secret men’s business ? I was unable to find whether Ms Pink complained of misogyny ]

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