South Australian Government
The Aborigines Protection Board was formed in 1940 as a result of the Aborigines Act Amendment Act 1934 - 1939. It replaced the office of the Chief Protector of Aborigines and the Advisory Council of Aborigines and took over the role of legal guardianship of all Aboriginal Children. In 1963, as result of the Aboriginal Affairs Act 1962, a new board known as the Aboriginal Affairs Board was created.
Sources used to compile this entry: George, Karen, Finding your own way, Nunkuwarrin Yunti of South Australia Inc., 2005, http://nunku.org.au/resources/; Raynes, Cameron, A Little Flour and a Few Blankets: An Administrative History of Aboriginal Affairs in South Australia, State Records of South Australia, Adelaide, 2002, 162 pp; State Records of South Australia, 'Agency Details: GRG52 Aborigines' Office and successor agencies', in State Records of South Australia, ArchivesSearch, http://archives.sa.gov.au.
Prepared by: Karen George and Gary George
Created: 9 February 2011, Last modified: 20 February 2014