Native Welfare Conference

Native Welfare Conference heralds the beginning of the absorption policy. This means that all Aborigines of mixed descent are expected eventually to be uplifted into the working classes within a single Australian community. People of full Aboriginal descent are expected to “vanish”. The conference resolves that the “destiny of the Aborignal race”, but not of the “full-blood”, lies in their ultimate absorption by the people of the Commonwealth, and recommends that all efforts be directed to that end.