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Western Australia - Archival Series

Administration Files - South West District Office [annual single number sequence] (1950 - 1972)

1 January 1950
1 January 1972
Reference No
AU WA S3988
Legal Status
State Records Office Of Western Australia Reference code

Administration and personal/welfare files of the South West District Office (also known as the Southern District office) of the Department of Native Affairs and the Department of Native Welfare. The files are concerned with education, health, housing, employment, welfare, missions and reserves. This series includes records relating to the East Perth Girls' Home, Mogumber, and adoptions and delegations of guardianship of Aboriginal children. The regions of Gnowangerup, Narrogin, Collie, Katanning, Kojonup, Broomehill, Dumbleyung, Tambellup and Borden are included in the South West district, and this series may contain records relating to these areas.


Access Conditions

This series contains records with both open and restricted access. For access to Open records please contact the State Records Office of Western Australia. Access to some of these records is restricted to protect the privacy of individuals. Please contact Aboriginal History Research Services for access to restricted records.


This series contains the following items relating to childrens homes, missions, and adoption/guardianship:

  • Item 1949/127 - East Perth Girls Home (1950 - 1952). Restricted access.
  • Item 1951/175 - Mogumber Native Mission (1951 - 1954). Open access.
  • Item 1956/021 - Adoptions and delegations of guardianship (1956 - 1959). Restricted access.

Prepared by: Debra Rosser & Constance Thurley-Hart