Series S46 - ADMINISTRATION FILES - NORTHERN DISTRICT OFFICE [N.D.G. SEQUENCE]

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AU WA S46

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ADMINISTRATION FILES - NORTHERN DISTRICT OFFICE [N.D.G. SEQUENCE]

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  • 1962-01-01 - 1974-12-31 (Creation)
  • 1950-01-01 - 1974-12-31 (Accumulation)

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AU WA A1548 - NORTHERN DISTRICT OFFICE - DEPARTMENT OF NATIVE AFFAIRS/WELFARE (1950-01-01 - 1972-01-01)

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The Department of Native Welfare operated a number of district offices throughout Western Australia to carry out the Department's functions at a regional level.

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Administration files of the Northern District Office of the Department of Native Affairs and the Department of Native Welfare. The files are concerned with education, health, employment, justice, housing, child welfare, sacred sites, stations and reserves. Wyndham, Broome, Derby, Fitzroy Crossing, Halls Creek and Kununurra are included in this district.

A new filing system was introduced throughout the Department of Native Welfare's regional offices in 1962. These new files did however also incorporate earlier correspondence. Administration files were allocated file numbers according to the following system:

1 - ADMINISTRATION (1 - 1: Circular instructions; 1 – 2: Circular memoranda; 1 – 3: Administration – general; 1 – 4: District instructions; 1 – 5: Staff matters [1 – 5 – 1: general – applications, appointments, leave lists, etc.; 1 – 5 – 2: personal – confidential; 1 – 5 – 3: official visits, etc.]; 1 – 6: Offices [1 – 6 – 1: divisional office; 1 – 6 – 2: districts and outposts; 1 – 6 – 3: buildings including insurance, plans, etc.; 1 – 6 – 4: inventories]; 1 – 7: Returns [ 1 – 7 – 1: monthly return of telephone calls; 1 – 7 – 2: monthly return of stamp expenditure; 1 – 7 – 3: monetary forms, petty cash, cash abstracts, etc.; 1 – 7 – 4: handover statements; 1 – 7 – 5: vehicle returns, petrol oil, etc.; 1 – 7 – 6: containers, petrol drums, etc.; 1 – 7 – 7: flying risk insurance; 1 – 7 – 8: rental for departmental dwellings]; 1 – 8: Motor vehicles [ 1 – 8 – 1: general; 1 – 8 – 2: WAG]; 1 – 9: District boundaries; 1 – 10: Stationery; 1 – 11: Inspectional Tours – programmes and itineraries; 1 – 12: Mobile Welfare Units).

2 – ACCOUNTS (2 – 1: Medical treatment of Natives – general correspondence; 2 – 2: Sustenance – ration orders, etc.; 2 – 3: Clothing, blankets, etc.; 2 – 4: Departmental accounts: office rents, electricity, telephone, water supply, etc.; 2 – 5: Estimates and departmental finances; 2 – 6: Sundry debts – general; 2 – 7: Trust accounts: 2 – 8: Burials of Natives – accounts for; 2 – 9: Railway ticket orders; 2 – 10: Accounts for mileage, travelling allowance, escort fees, etc.; 2 – 11: Ambulance accounts; 2 – 12: Accommodation – Natives in transit; 2 – 13: Reserve repairs – maintenance sanitary, water rates, etc.).

3 – ADOPTIONS AND DELEGATION OF GUARDIANSHIP (3 – 1: general, enquiries, etc.)

4 – AMENITIES (FOR NATIVES) (4 – 1: General – Christmas cheer, etc.; 4 – 2: Files for water supply, donated clothing, etc.).

5 – ANTHROPOLOGY (5 – 1: General; 5 – 2: Aboriginal dialects; 5 – 3: Native ceremonies, customs and ceremonial grounds; 5 – 4: Natives weapons and artefacts).

6 – BURIALS (6 – 1: General; 6 – 2: Contract rates).

7 – CITIZENSHIP (7 – 1: General; 7 – 2: List of holders; 7 – 3: Ex-servicemen, quadroons and others).

8 – COMPLAINTS AND ENQUIRIES (8 – 1: General).

9 – CONFERENCES (9 – 1: Divisional superintendents).

10 – DEPARTMENTS (10 – 1: Child Welfare; 10 – 2: Crown Law; 10 – 3: Police).

11 – EDUCATION (11 – 1: General)

12 – EMPLOYMENT AND INDUSTRY (12 – 1: General; 12 – 2: Agreements, etc.; 12 – 3: Apprenticeships; 12 – 4: Requests for labour, etc.; 12 – 5: Awards, etc.; 12 – 6: Native Industry Projects).

13 – N/A

14 – HEALTH (14 – 1: General – policy, etc.; 14 – 2: … District; 14 – 3: … District; 14 – 4: Monthly Health Bulletins, P.H.D. reports, etc.).

15 – HOUSING (15 – 1: General; 15 – 2: Applications [15 – 2 – 1: State rental homes – tenancy agreements, etc.; 15 – 2 – 2: Intermediate type dwellings]).

16 – HOSTELS (16 – 1: General; 16 – 2: Private accommodation; 16 – 3: Specific Hostels).

17 – INSTITUTIONS (DEPARTMENTAL) (17 – 1: General; 17 – 2: Specific subjects).

18 – INSURANCE (18 – 1: General; 18 – 2: Third Party; 18 – 3: Worker’s Compensation).

19 – JUSTICE (19 – 1: General; 19 – 2: Legal Rulings; 19 – 3: Court reports, prosecutions, etc.; 19 – 4: Prosecutions, other than Native; 19 – 5: Court procedure, etc.).

20 – LAND MATTERS (20 – 1: General)

21 – LEGISLATION (21 – 1: General; 21 – 2: Acts)

22 – LOCAL AUTHORITIES (22 – 1: General; 22 – 2: Specific subjects).

23 – MISSIONS (23 – 1: General; 23 – 2: Specific, separate file for each mission subsidised [23 -2 – 1: general; 23 – 2 – 2: register of inmates and other forms; 23 – 2 - 3: grants in aid).

24 – NATIVE MATTERS (24 – 1: General; 24 – 2: Specific files according to districts).

25 – ORGANISATIONS, ASSOCIATIONS AND SOCIETIES (25 – 1: General; 25 – 2: Specific [welfare committees, etc.]).

26 – PUBLIC RELATIONS (26 – 1: General; 26 – 2: Publications [welfare]).

27 – POLICY (27 – 1: General).

28 – REPRESENTATIVES (28 – 1: List of representatives; 28 – 2: Representatives … Districts).

29 – PROHIBITED AREAS (29 – 1: General).

30 – REPORTS (30 – 1: Annual C.N.W.; 30 – 2: Annual Divisional Superintendent; 30 – 3: Annual Districts; 30 – 4: Inspectional Tours [30 – 4 – 1: Divisional Superintendent; 30 – 4 – 2: Districts]; 30 – 5: Special).

31 – RESERVES (31 – 1: general – installations, equipment, returns, etc.; 31 – 2: Specific).

32 – SERVICES (NAVY, ARMY, AIRFORCE) (32 – 1: General; 32 – 2: Native Enlistments; 32 – 3: National Service Training).

33 – SOCIAL SERVICES (33 – 1: General; 33 – 2: Child Endowment; 33 – 3: Pensions; 33 – 4: maintenance; 33 – 5: Maternity Allowance; 33 – 6: Assistance to Natives [rationing, etc.]; 33 – 7: Damages Claims for Natives).

34 – STATISTICS (34 – 1: General; 34 – 2: Populations return, etc. 34 – 3: Registrar General [34 – 3 – 1: Births; 34 – 3 – 2: Marriages; 34 – 3 – 3: Deaths).

35 – TAXATION (35 – 1: Native Employee’s Returns, Tax Stamps, Certificates, etc.).

Personal files of Aboriginal people were maintained separately (in alphabetical order).

(Files in this Record Series include records that were previously listed at the State Records Office at references: AN 1/21, Accession 1729; AN 1/30, Accession 2820).

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Range Control Symbol = NDG 1/1 - NDG 78/160

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