Topics: Government policy

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1950 - North West - view

The assimilation policy

1950 - North West - view

The assimilation policy denies Aboriginal people their basic rights. It stops them from raising their own children , freedom of movement, access to education, award wages, marrying without permission, eating in restaurants, entering a pub, swimming in a public pool or the right to vote

1950 - South Coastal - view

NSW Housing Commission

1952 - Central - view

NSW Housing Commission invites families to live in new homes, or for many, former Army hostels

1952 - Central - view

NSW Housing Commission

1952 - South Coastal - view

Randwick municipal council

1953 - North Coastal - view

The Minister for Territories Paul Hasluck re-launches a new policy for Indigenous people. He claims that “Assimilation does not mean the suppression of Aboriginal culture but rather that, for generation after generation, cultural adjustment will take place. The native people will grow into the society in which by force of history, they are bound to live”. Assimilation however remains in part a policy of coercion.

1954 - 1964 - North Coastal - view

A further wave of revocation relating to the Government policy of assimilation and the removal of Aboriginal people from traditional reserves to new reserves set aside in other places or outside towns. Probably all of the Narrabeen community are trucked to western Sydney. After this time, no official or unofficial reserves remain in Guringai country.

1954 - North West - view

state housing commission

1958 - West - view

Burragorang Valley for Sydney’s water supply

1958 - Central - view

Australian Constitution

1958 - Central - view


1959 - North Coastal - view

Pensions and maternity allowances are now paid directly to Indigenous people instead of to the local Aboriginal Protector, reserve manager or police officer.

1960 - West - view

granted a certificate of exemption 20/9/1960

1961 - North Coastal - view

Pearl Gibbs works with FCAATSI to remove discrimination against Indigenous patients in hospitals.

1961 - North West - view

Native Welfare Conference

1961 - North West - view

policy of Assimilation

1961 - North West - view

House of Representatives

1961 - Central - view

21st Division, later known as the Special Branch

1962 - North West - view

Federal government grants Aboriginal people the optional right to vote