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Organisation Australian Churches of Christ Indigenous Ministries (2009 - )
- Care Provider, Church Agency, Churches of Christ, Protestant and Stolen Generations
- Alternative Names
- ACCIM (acronym)
- CCFAMBI (acronym)
- Churches of Christ Federal Aborigines Mission Board Inc (previously known as)
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.
In 2009, the Churches of Christ Federal Aborigines Mission Board Inc (CCFAMBI) was officially renamed the Australian Churches of Christ Indigenous Ministries Inc. The CCFAMBI was established as an incorporated body, as part of Churches of Christ in Australia in 1942. The Western Australian Government authorised the CCFAMBI to conduct a mission at Norseman (Native Reserve number 22179) on 19 January 1943. Almost 2000 children were cared for at various locations over the years including at Norseman Mission, Carnarvon Mission (Ingada Village), Fairhaven Hostel, Esperance, Bamburra Hostel, Yokine, and Roelands Village, including Wollaston Hostel in Bunbury.
[Taken from the Western Australian guide Signposts:]
Records Departmental records for children placed by the Department of Community Welfare or the Department of Native Welfare may exist.
Additionally, the Department for Child Protection and Family Support and Family Support's Aboriginal Index should be consulted for information.
Thousands of photos taken at the Churches of Christ Mission centres have been preserved, and identified where possible. In time, these will be available from ACCIM.
According to the Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies website www.aiatsis.gov.au , the State Records Office in Western Australia 'holds extensive records relating to missions.'
Access While access to records is restricted to protect the privacy of individuals, people are encouraged to enquire.
Australian Churches of Christ Indigenous Ministries
1/10 O'Connor Way, Wangara WA 6065.
Phone: (08) 9309 3922
For Personal Record Cards:
Freedom of Information
Department for Child Protection and Family Support and Family Support
PO Box 6334, East Perth WA 6892
Phone: (08) 6217 6388 or (08) 6217 6381
Fax: (08) 9222 2776
Free call in WA: 1800 000 277
For general information relating to missions:
State Records Office, Alexander Library Building
James St West Entrance
Perth WA 6000.
Search Centre: GroundFloor Mon-Fri:9.30am-4.30pm
Phone: (08) 9427 3600
Fax: (08) 9427 3368
- 2009 -
- The Australian Churches of Christ Indigenous Ministries is in Western Australia
1942 - 1986 The Churches of Christ Federal Aborigines Mission Board Inc (CCFAMBI)
2009 - Australian Churches of Christ Indigenous Ministries
- Information Services, Department for Community Development, Signposts: A Guide for Children and Young People in Care in WA from 1920, Government of Western Australia, http://www.signposts.communitydevelopment.wa.gov.au/. Details
- State Records Taskforce, Government of Western Australia, Looking West: A Guide to Aboriginal Sources in Western Australia [website], Government of Western Australia, 2004, http://pandora.nla.gov.au/pan/42687/20040616-0000/www.lookingwest.communitydevelopment.wa.gov.au/index.html. Details
Sources used to compile this entry: Information Services, Department for Community Development, Signposts: A Guide for Children and Young People in Care in WA from 1920, Government of Western Australia, http://www.signposts.communitydevelopment.wa.gov.au/.
Prepared by: Leanne Howard
Created: 15 March 2011, Last modified: 27 August 2012