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Organisation Welfare Division, Northern Territory Administration (1970 - 1972)
- Government Agency
The Welfare Division was created in 1970 when the Welfare Branch of the Northern Territory Administration was upgraded.
The Welfare Division existed under this title for only two years. In December 1972 its functions were divided between three Commonwealth departments - the new Department of Aboriginal Affairs and the existing Departments of Health and Education.
During this time the Adelaide based branch of Northern Territory welfare was also known as the Welfare Division.
1910 - 1928 Northern Territory Aboriginals Department
1928 - 1930 Health and Aboriginals Branch, Northern Territory Administration
1931 - 1939 Medical Services, Health and Aboriginals Branch
1930 - 1959 State Children's Council, Northern Territory
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 - ? Tambling House Family Home
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 Children and Families
2011 - Department of Health
Provided 'care' at
- National Archives of Australia, 'Agency details: CA 2835 Welfare Division', in National Archives of Australia, Recordsearch, http://recordsearch.naa.gov.au/SearchNRetrieve/Interface/DetailsReports/AgencyDetail.aspx?reg_no=CA 2835&singleRecord=T. Details
Sources used to compile this entry: National Archives of Australia, 'Agency details: CA 2835 Welfare Division', in National Archives of Australia, Recordsearch, http://recordsearch.naa.gov.au/SearchNRetrieve/Interface/DetailsReports/AgencyDetail.aspx?reg_no=CA 2835&singleRecord=T.
Prepared by: Karen George and Gary George
Created: 21 May 2012, Last modified: 3 September 2012