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South Australia - Organisation

Aboriginal Affairs Board (1963 - 1971)

South Australian Government

From
1963
To
1971
Categories
Care Provider and Government Agency

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 With the passing of the Community Welfare Act 1972 the Aboriginal Affairs Act 1962 -1968 was repealed.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.

Timeline

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

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

  • 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. Details

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