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Western Australia - Organisation

Department of Indigenous Affairs (2001 - 2013)

State of Western Australia

From
1 July 2001
To
16 May 2013
Categories
Government Department

The Department of Indigenous Affairs (DIA) was formed in July 2001, continuing the Aboriginal Affairs Department. In its overview of the department, the State Records Office listed one of the core functions of the DIA as providing an 'information service to assist Indigenous people gain access to family history information.' On May 17 2013, the department's name was changed to the Department for Aboriginal Affairs.

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

Online Resources

Photos

Reconciling The Past: Government control of Aboriginal monies in Western Australia, 1905-1972
Title
Reconciling The Past: Government control of Aboriginal monies in Western Australia, 1905-1972
Type
Document
Date
June 2008
Source
Department of Indigenous Affairs, Western Australia

Details

Sources used to compile this entry: 'Government Gazette Western Australia No. 76', in Western Australian Government Gazette Online Archive, State Law Publisher of Western Australia, 14 May 2013, https://www.legislation.wa.gov.au/legislation/prod/gazettestore.nsf/FileURL/gg2013_076.pdf/$FILE/Gg2013_076.pdf; 'AU WA A1202 - Department of Indigenous Affairs', in State Records Office of Western Australia - Organisations & People, State Records Office of Western Australia, 2015, https://archive.sro.wa.gov.au/index.php/department-of-indigenous-affairs-au-wa-a1202; Department of Aboriginal Affairs, State of Western Australia, Department of Aboriginal Affairs, http://www.daa.wa.gov.au.

Prepared by: Debra Rosser