South Australian Government
The Advisory Council of Aborigines was appointed by the Governor in January 1918 under the regulations of the Aborigines Act 1911. Its role was to advise, report and make recommendations to the Commissioner of Public Works who had responsibility for the Aborigines Office at that time. It was replaced by the Aborigines Protection Board in 1940.
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: GA1352 Advisory Council of Aborigines', in State Records of South Australia, ArchivesSearch, http://archives.sa.gov.au; 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: 12 February 2014