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Organisation Children's Welfare and Public Relief Board (1927 - 1966)
- Care Provider and Government Agency
Please note that this page reproduces the original language used in the historical sources drawn upon to compile this entry. This language includes offensive and derogatory terms which are today considered unacceptable. We apologise for any offence caused by such language.
The Children's Welfare and Public Relief Board replaced the State Children's Council in 1926 as a result of the passing of the Maintenance Act 1926. Under this Act the Destitute Board amalgamated with the State Children's Council to form this new Board. The Children's Welfare and Public Relief Board was responsible for all matters relating to destitute persons, children and adults. It also had the power to proclaim institutions under the care of the State.
The Children's Welfare and Public Relief Board was abolished in 1965 with the passing of the Social Welfare Act, 1926-1965. It was replaced by the Social Welfare Advisory Council which unlike the Board had an advisory role rather than actively making decisions about the future of people in need.
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Sources used to compile this entry: George, Karen, Finding your own way, Nunkuwarrin Yunti of South Australia Inc., 2005, http://www.salinkup.com.au/content.php?page_id=4.
Prepared by: Karen George and Gary George
Created: 4 February 2011, Last modified: 12 March 2013