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Guides and leaflets to Indigenous records

We have produced a series of Archives in Brief (fact sheets) which explain what sorts of records we hold and how you can access them.

» State archives relating to Aboriginal people (Archives in Brief 25)
This AIB provides a brief introduction to State archives that document the NSW government's interaction with Aboriginal people from 1788 until today.

» Aborigines Welfare Board, 1883-1969 (Archives in Brief 42)
This AIB provides a brief history of the Aborigines Welfare Board, 1883-1969. It summarises the Board's functions and provides examples of the main record series that we hold. The records of the Board are important because its activities had a major impact on the lives of the State's Indigenous population, in particular the Stolen Generations who were removed from their families and communities.

» Aborigines Welfare Board Photographs, c.1924-61 (Archives in Brief 43)
This AIB provides an overview of this series of photographs created between c.1924-61. The photographs are a mixture of official and personal subjects.

» Aboriginal Schools, 1876-c.1979 (Archives in Brief 44)
The establishment of Aboriginal schools in NSW led to the creation of records dealing almost exclusively with the primary education of Indigenous children. This AIB describes the records of Aboriginal schools held as State archives.

» Access to records relating to Aboriginal people (Archives in Brief 78)
This AIB provides guidance on how to access State archives.

» Guide to NSW State archives relating to Aboriginal people
This Guide consists of a listing and description of records which relate to Aboriginal people. It is divided into two parts:
Part One is a list of the records created and used by the Board for the Protection of Aborigines (later the Aborigines Welfare Board) established in 1883.
Part Two is a list of material created by other NSW Government agencies which have had significant dealings with Aboriginal people.

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