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South Australia - Archival Collection

Records of the Aborigines' Office and Successor Agencies (1866? - 1971?)


The collection Records of the Aborigines' Office and Successor Agencies contains records created by the Aborigines' Office and its successor agencies.


Access Conditions

A Research Centre Members card, obtainable at the Archives, is required to research records held at State Records.

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.

Prepared by: Karen George and Gary George