Files (Aboriginal Matters) is a records series created by the Department of the North West, and held by the State Records Office of Western Australia. It contains records created and used by the department relating to the administrations of missions, the removal of Aboriginal children from their families, movement of Aboriginal people, applications for employment, education, notices of births, deaths, and marriages, and other means of control of the lives of Aboriginal people. It includes a number of files relating to individuals and families, who are identified by name in the titles of the files.
The majority of the records in this series are open. However, access to some records is restricted to protect personal privacy. For permission to access restricted records please contact the Aboriginal History Research Services. For access to open records please contact the State Records Office of Western Australia.
Prepared by: Constance Thurley-Hart
Created: 30 March 2022