Topics: Government policy

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1938 - Central - view

reserve lands

1938 - Central - view

family endowment payments

1938 - Central - view

Parliamentary Representation

1940 - North Coastal - view

A new policy of ‘Assimilation’ is proclaimed by the NSW government in the Aborigines Act 1940 which established the Aborigines Welfare Board. Many reserves are closed, sometimes forcibly in post-war decades. These include Sackville Reserve (1943) and the Narrabeen camp (1958).

1941 - West - view

Commonwealth Child Endowment Act 1941

1941 - West - view

The Blacktown Native Institute site, supposed to be a gift in perpetuity from Governor Macquarie , is revoked

1942 - Central - view

Housing Commission

1942 - Central - view

Aboriginal Housing, formerly managed by the Aborigines Welfare Board is amalgamated with the Housing Commission’s housing program

1943 - North West - view

APB

1943 - North West - view

Aboriginal population of Sackville, Windsor and “black town” (“black settlement”)

1943 - North West - view

ALP Council

1943 - North West - view

inspection by health and lands officials

1943 - North West - view

AWB

1946 - North West - view

APB (later Welfare Board)

1946 - North Coastal - view

After World War I and II large numbers of reserves are revoked throughout Australia for provision of “Soldier settlers” blocks for ex servicemen. It was still believed that Aboriginal people were a “dying race” and thus would not require any land.

1947 - West - view

The Sackville Reserve #28,546 is revoked

1948 - North West - view

Aboriginal Welfare Board

1949 - North West - view

government policies

1950 - North West - view

Welfare Board

1950 - North West - view

The assimilation policy