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South Australia - Organisation

Aborigines Protection Board (1940 - 1963)

South Australian Government

From
1940
To
1963
Categories
Government Agency

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.

Timeline

 1918 - 1940 Advisory Council of Aborigines
       1940 - 1963 Aborigines Protection Board
             1963 - 1971 Aboriginal Affairs Board

Provided 'Care' At

Related Organisations

  • Kurbingai Hostel (1958 - 1962)

    Most of the boys at Kurbingai Hostel were sent there by the Aborigines Protection Board. The Board ordered the closure of the Home in 1962.

Publications

Books

  • 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. Details

Online Resources

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