Evidence suggests the Australian Aboriginal Progressive Association is hounded and harassed by the NSW police, acting on behalf of the Aborigines Protection Board. Maynard, p. 8. For white Australians, the most unsettling aspect of the Aborigines Progressive Association was the fact that it was led by a self-educated and well-educated Aboriginal man with a great command of both the spoken and written word. Maynard spoke and wrote passionately and insightfully about the injustices and atrocities committed against Aboriginal people. He spoke of things that many white people did not know or were not aware of, or simply did not want to know. Maynard, p 7.