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Organisation Northern Territory Aboriginals Department (1910 - 1928)
South Australian Government
- Government Agency and Government Department
The Northern Territory Aboriginals Department was established under the provisions of the Northern Territory Aboriginals Act 1910. This South Australian Act was passed just before the Northern Territory came under Commonwealth control. The Aboriginals Department was responsible for the control and welfare of Aboriginal people. The Department was established under the Chief Protector, the legal guardian of every Aboriginal child.
In 1928 the administrative work of this Department and that of the Department of Public Health was merged and the responsible agency was named the Health and Aboriginals Branch.
1910 - 1928 Northern Territory Aboriginals Department
1928 - 1930 Health and Aboriginals Branch, Northern Territory Administration
1931 - 1939 Medical Services, Health and Aboriginals Branch
1939 - 1955 Native Affairs Branch
1955 - 1970 Welfare Branch, Northern Territory Administration
1970 - 1972 Welfare Division, Northern Territory Administration
1972 - 1990 Department of Aboriginal Affairs, Northern Territory Division
1974 - 1977 Community Welfare Section, Department of the Northern Territory [l]
1977 Department of Community Services
1977 - 1978 Department of Community and Social Development
1978 - 1987 Department of Community Development
1987 - 1995 Department of Health and Community Services [I]
1995 - 2001 Territory Health Services
2001 - 2008 Department of Health and Community Services [II]
2008 - 2010 Department of Health and Families
2011 - Department of Health
2011 - Department of Children and Families
Prepared by: Karen George and Gary George
Created: 30 January 2012, Last modified: 12 June 2012