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Western Australia - Organisation

Aboriginal Affairs Department (1994 - 2001)

State of Western Australia

From
1994
To
2001
Categories
Government Department

The Aboriginal Affairs Department operated from 1 November 1994 to 30 June 2001, continuing the Aboriginal Affairs Planning Authority. Although it was the key government organisation responsible for Aboriginal matters in Western Australia, it was not responsible for the welfare of Aboriginal children. The Aboriginal Affairs Department continued as the Department of Indigenous Affairs from 1 July 2001.

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

Publications

Reports

  • Western Australia. Aboriginal Affairs Department, Annual Report of the Aboriginal Affairs Department, The Department, [Perth], 1995-2001. Details

Online Resources

Sources used to compile this entry: 'AU WA A797 - Aboriginal Affairs Department', 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-department-au-wa-a797; 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