- 1972-06-16 - 1986-01-01 (Creation)
- 1960-01-01 - 1980-01-31 (Accumulation)
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Name of creator
In 1972, the Aboriginal Affairs Planning Authority Act of 1972 repealed the earlier Native Welfare Act and transferred the welfare functions of the Department of Native Welfare to the Department of Community Welfare from 1 July 1972.
The South West Division of the Department for Community Welfare took over the welfare functions previously administered by the South West District Office of the Department for Native Welfare.
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Administrative files of the Department for Community Welfare, South West Division which concern matters previously the responsibility of the South West District office of the former Department of Native Welfare.
The Department of Community Welfare's South West Divisional office top-numbered these files using their own file numbering system, although the files contain correspondence dating back to the 1960's when the files came under the control of the Department of Native Welfare.