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Women of note included Bubbie Armstrong, of the south-western division of the Queensland CWA, who liaised closely with the New South Wales CWA as policies determined by the Aborigines Welfare Board in New South Wales were more lenient than those of Queensland.
Morris traces the distinct politics of recognition operating at the same time in the North West of the state where this era of vibrant and effective Aboriginal rights politics effected little more than the transfer of the functions of coercive government from the Aborigines Welfare Board to the criminal justice system.
The period between 1936 and 1945 has a paucity of extant primary source documents about Purfleet School, but the changes that were implemented from 1940, with the abolition of the Aborigines' Protection Board and the establishment of the Aborigines Welfare Board, are significant.
Margaret Tucker was sixty-eight years of age when fellow members of the Aborigines Welfare Board of Victoria suggested to her that she write her autobiography.
As the second Professor of Anthropology at the University of Sydney--Australia's only professor of anthropology from 1934 until 1951--President of the Association for the Protection of Native Races, prominent spokesman for Aboriginal rights, advisor to the Commonwealth government on Aboriginal policy in the 1930s and Vice-Chairman of the Aborigines Welfare Board of New South Wales, Elkin was well placed to publicise the assimilationist agenda.
In June 1954, as a 22-year-old graduate and tutor-research fellow with Sydney University's Department of Anthropology, I was sent by Professor AP Elkin (2) to study the Aboriginal community living on the Brewarrina Government Aboriginal Station, one of the earliest in New South Wales, locally known as the 'Mission' (it was administered by the New South Wales Aborigines Welfare Board and was located nine miles from Brewarrina town).
How many children were removed from this out-of-sight, ramshackle little place where none of the adults were cheeky to the authorities of the Aborigines Welfare Board? Not one.
Meanwhile the powerful anthropologist Professor AP Elkin from Sydney University was pressing for reform of the administration, so as to allow for his own appointment to a reconstructed Aborigines Welfare Board, as an expert in Aboriginal culture.
He assisted in the reformulation of the Aborigines Protection Board which was renamed the Aborigines Welfare Board (AWB) in 1941; he argued for an anthropologist to be a member of the board.
In the 1969 Act the New South Wales Aborigines Welfare Board was closed down and ownership of all Aboriginal land (composed of reserves, Aboriginal children's homes and town blocks where the AWB had built Aboriginal housing) became vested in the Minister for the Department for Child and Social Welfare (later the Department of Youth and Community Services).
On the day he began his 'oral history' he had been in the archives of the by now defunct New South Wales Aborigines Welfare Board, which had recently been opened up to people wishing to examine their personal files.