Due to the sensitive nature of these records access is restricted. Persons wishing to view these records must first contact the Department of Aboriginal Affairs.
According to the State Records catalogue, these records appear to be a duplicate set that was held by the Board. Some certificates no longer have photographs attached.
A blank certificate is available online here:
The Certificates measure 16.5cm by 12.5cm and were folded in half and carried by the individual like a passport. The certificates contain the following information: name, "caste" [please note this is the language as it is used in the record], age, place of residence, date, photograph of the individual, and the signatures of the following three officials: Chairman of the Aborigines Welfare Board, Member of the Aborigines Welfare Board and the Secretary of the Aborigines Welfare Board.
Applications for these Certificates of Exemption are held in a separate series. For more information on the applications please see
We do not currently have any records linked to this organisation, but records may exist. The Find & Connect Support Service can help people who lived in orphanages and children's institutions look for their records.
We do not currently have any photographs linked to this entry. If you know of any additional photographs, please contact us.
The Find & Connect Support Service can help people who lived in orphanages and children's institutions look for their records.
07 June 2023
Cite this: http://www.findandconnect.gov.au/guide/nsw/NE01110
First published by the Find & Connect Web Resource Project for the Commonwealth of Australia, 2011
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