This series contains photostats made by the Department of Aboriginal Affairs in 1966 of the Report of the Sub-Protector of Aborigines for the year ended 31 December 1878 and the Report of the Sub-Protector of Aborigines - Aborigines of the Far North and West Coast, dated 20 March 1892. It also includes annual reports of the Protector of Aborigines for the years ended 30 June 1901 to 1918, and the annual reports of the Chief Protector of Aboriginals for the years ended 30 June 1919 to 1939, the annual reports of the Aborigines' Protection Board for the years ended 30 June 1940 to 1962, and the annual reports of the Aboriginal Affairs Board for the years ended 30 June 1963 to 1965, 1968 to 1971. Some of the annual reports contain photographs.
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Although some very early records relating to children in care in South Australia are open for access, most records relating to children are subject to a 100 year restriction, particularly those which contain personal information about individuals. Written permission must be obtained from the government agency which created the record in order to access restricted material. To obtain permission a Freedom of Information (FOI) request form must be submitted to the relevant government department. State Records staff will be able to assist you with this.
Sources used to compile this entry: George, Karen, Finding your own way, Nunkuwarrin Yunti of South Australia Inc., 2005, http://nunku.org.au/resources/.
Prepared by: Karen George and Gary George
Created: 11 August 2011, Last modified: 9 December 2014