One large land company, Companhia Colonizadora Itaporanga, owned by the wealthy Melhoranca family of Sao Paulo, had ... prospecting company was given authorization by both FUNAI and the Ministry of the Interior to prospect in the area . ... The tribes had been virtually exterminated, not despite all the efforts of the Indian Protection Service, but with its connivance a often its ardent cooperation.
|Title||:||The Cape York aluminium companies and the native peoples|
|Author||:||Janine P. Roberts, D. McLean|