South Australian Government
The Aboriginal Affairs Board was formed in 1963 as a result of the Aboriginal Affairs Act 1962. It replaced the Aborigines Protection Board. After the passing of the Aboriginal Affairs Act Amendment Act 1968 the Aboriginal Affairs Board's role became a purely advisory one. With the passing of the Community Welfare Act 1972 the Aboriginal Affairs Act 1962 -1968 was repealed. The Aboriginal Affairs Board submitted their last Annual Report in 1971.
Sources used to compile this entry: 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: 31 January 2012, Last modified: 20 February 2014