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Western Australia - Organisation

Aboriginal Affairs Planning Authority (1972 - 1994)

State of Western Australia

From
1972
To
1994
Categories
Government Agency
Alternative Names
  • AAPA (acronym)

The Aboriginal Affairs Planning Authority (AAPA) operated from 16 June 1972 to 31 October 1994 as the key government organisation responsible for Aboriginal matters in Western Australia. Although it continued the Department of Native Welfare, the AAPA did not carry forward the responsibilities for the welfare of Aboriginal children. These functions had been transferred to the Department for Community Welfare when the AAPA was created. From 1 November 1994, AAPA continued as the Aboriginal Affairs Department.

Timeline

 1887 - 1890 Aborigines Protection Board
       1890 - 1898 Aborigines Protection Board
             1898 - 1908 Aborigines Department
                   1909 - 1920 Department of Aborigines and Fisheries
                   1909 - 1920 Department of Aborigines and Fisheries
                         1920 - 1926 Department of the North West
                         1920 - 1964 Fisheries Department
                               1926 - 1936 Aborigines Department
                                     1936 - 1954 Department of Native Affairs
                                           1955 - 1972 Department of Native Welfare
                                                 1972 - 1994 Aboriginal Affairs Planning Authority
                                                       1994 - 2001 Aboriginal Affairs Department
                                                             2001 - 2013 Department of Indigenous Affairs
                                                                   2013 - 2017 Department of Aboriginal Affairs

Provided 'Care' At

Publications

Reports

  • Western Australia. Aboriginal Affairs Planning Authority, Annual Report: Aboriginal Affairs Planning Authority and Aboriginal Lands Trust, Western Australia., [Government Printer], [Perth], 1974-1994. Details

Online Resources

Sources used to compile this entry: 'AU WA A49 - Aboriginal Affairs Planning Authority', in State Records Office of Western Australia - Organisations & People, State Records Office of Western Australia, 2015, https://archive.sro.wa.gov.au/index.php/aboriginal-affairs-planning-authority-au-wa-a49; To Remove and Protect: Aboriginal Lives Under Control [website], 2010, https://aiatsis.gov.au/collection/featured-collections/remove-and-protect.

Prepared by: Leanne Howard and Debra Rosser