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Western Australia - Organisation

Department of Aboriginal Affairs (2013 - 2017)

State of Western Australia

From
17 May 2013
To
30 June 2017
Categories
Government Department
Alternative Names
  • Department of Aboriginal Affairs II (also known as)

The Department of Aboriginal Affairs (DAA) was formed on 17 May 2013, as a new name for the Department of Indigenous Affairs. The DAA has an information service and other resources for Aboriginal family history in Western Australia. On 30 June 2017, the Department of Aboriginal Affairs' functions were divided between four government departments, with the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries taking responsibility for the Aboriginal History Research Unit.

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

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/$FILE/Gg2013_076.pdf; Department of Aboriginal Affairs, State of Western Australia, Department of Aboriginal Affairs, http://www.daa.wa.gov.au; Department of Aboriginal Affairs, Department of Aboriginal Affairs Annual Report 2016-17, State Government of Western Australia, 2017, http://www.parliament.wa.gov.au/publications/tabledpapers.nsf/displaypaper/4010639a1214af7a7618ecbf4825819b00062597/$file/639.pdf.

Prepared by: Debra Rosser