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New South Wales - Archival Series

Correspondence files (1949 - 1969)

Aborigines Welfare Board

Reference No
Legal Status
State Records Authority of New South Wales Series Number

These files pertain to such matters as: reports on conditions of reserves; case histories of ex-wards of the Board; acquisitions of land; purchase and construction of houses; repair and maintenance of properties; tenancies; home loans; education grants; exemption applications (permits to drink); and social and financial aid to Aborigines. Files relating to general administrative matters are also included. Many files contain maps and plans from the Government Architect's Office; other files include black and white prints. The exemption applications usually contain photographs of the applicants.


This series is located at the State Records Western Sydney Records Centre,
Reference no: 8/2754-3045, AO Document No. 177.
Quantity: 292 boxes, 1 document.

Access Conditions

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.


Related records:

An index to the Correspondence files, 1945-1969 was compiled by Ken Brindle in 1987. A copy of this index is held by State Records NSW and also by the Department of Aboriginal Affairs. The index, like the files, is restricted.

Prepared by: Naomi Parry