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Queensland - Organisation

Director Of Native Affairs Office (1939 - 1966)

State Government of Queensland

From
12 October 1939
To
28 April 1966
Categories
Care Provider and Government Department

The Director Of Native Affairs Office was responsible for the welfare of Queensland's Aboriginal population who were deemed to be State Wards. Replacing the Chief Protector of Aboriginals Office, it was established in 1939 under the Aboriginals Preservation and Protection Act 1939. This Act represented a change in government policy from one of 'protection and segregation' of indigenous people, to that of 'protection and preservation' through assimilation into the predominantly white community. The functions of the Director of Native Affairs Office were transferred to the Aboriginal and Island Affairs Department in 1966.

Timeline

 1904 - 1939 Chief Protector of Aboriginals Office
       1939 - 1966 Director Of Native Affairs Office
             1966 - 1975 Aboriginal and Island Affairs Department
                   1975 - 1984 Aboriginal and Islanders Advancement Department
                         1984 - 1987 Community Services Department
                               1987 - 1989 Community Services and Ethnic Affairs Department
                                     1989 - 1996 Family Services and Aboriginal and Islander Affairs Department
                                           1996 - 1998 Office of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Policy
                                           1996 Department of Family and Community Services
                                                 1996 - 2001 Department of Families, Youth and Community Care
                                                 1998 - 2001 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Policy and Development Department
                                                       2001 - 2006 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Policy Department
                                                       2001 - 2004 Department of Families
                                                             2004 - 2009 Child Safety Department
                                                             2004 - 2012 Communities Department
                                                             2004 - 2012 Communities Department
                                                                   2004 - 2012 Communities Department
                                                                   2012 - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and Multicultural Affairs Department
                                                                   2012 - 2017 Communities, Child Safety and Disability Services Department
                                                                         2017 - Department of Child Safety, Youth and Women

Publications

Online Resources

Sources used to compile this entry: 'Director Of Native Affairs Office (Agency ID 136)', in Queensland State Archives website, Queensland Government, 2004 - 2013, http://www.archivessearch.qld.gov.au/Search/AgencyDetails.aspx?AgencyId=136.

Prepared by: Lee Butterworth