Poster from the 1946 Pilbara Strike
After years of injustices and being treated like slaves, in 1946 station workers of the Pilbara and southern Kimberley staged a strike to fight for better wages and conditions. It was a remarkable feat of organisation, as people were not allowed to travel without permission and could not cross the 26th parallel. Under the guise of organising ceremony, the organisers travelled from station to station and so were able to coordinate the strike that achieved national recognition. Wangka Maya celebrated the 75th anniversary of the strike in 2021.