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Western Australia - Archival Series

Administration Files - South West District Office [S.D. Sequence] (1949 - 1976)

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Administration Files - South West District Office [S.D. Sequence] is a series containing records created by the South West Division of the Department of Native Welfare and the Department of Native Affairs. The files are concerned with education, health, housing, employment, missions and reserves, and staffing. Gnowangerup, Narrogin, Collie, Katanning, Kojonup, Broomehill, Dumbleyung, Tambellup and Borden are included in this district.



The majority of the records in this series have restricted access in order to protect personal privacy, however there are some records in this series with open access. For access to restricted records, please contact the Aboriginal History Research Services. Open access records can be ordered directly from the State Records Office of Western Australia.


This series contains a number of records relating to missions, hostels, and training farms. These records include reports, registers of people living in missions, admission and discharge records, and general administrative or unspecified records. This series also includes correspondence between the Department of Native Welfare/Native Affairs and the Child Welfare Department, including reports on Wards of the State by district.

The below document contains a list of items in this series that may be of relevance to Care Leavers. The items are arranged by the Home/Institution or theme that they refer to.

Series 47 Administration Files - South West District Office: List of items

Prepared by: Constance Thurley-Hart