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Northern Territory - Organisation

Director of Native Affairs (1939 - 1953)

Australian Government

From
1939
To
1953
Categories
Public Servant

The Director of Native Affairs was the head of the Native Affairs Branch from 1939 to 1953. This position was created as a result of the passing of the Aboriginals Ordinance 1939. Under this legislation the position of Chief Protector Aborigines was abolished and replaced by the Director of Native Affairs. The first Director was Ernest Chinnery.

Timeline

 1939 - 1953 Director of Native Affairs
       1953 - 1970 Director of Welfare

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Prepared by: Karen George and Gary George