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United Aborigines Mission, Gnowangerup
Years of Operation1926 - 1973
Sponsoring AgencyUnited Aborigines Missions, formerly the Australian Inland Mission.
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See the entry “United Aborigines Mission” in the earlier section of Signposts, “Non-Government Agencies and their Subsidiary Institutions”.
Address(es)Gnowangerup
Brief HistoryThe Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies website shows the Gnowangerup Mission of the UAM as operating from 1926 until 1973.
RecordsDepartmental records for children placed by the Department of Community Welfare or the Department of Native Welfare may exist.
Additionally, the Department for Child Protection’s Aboriginal Index and the guide, “Looking West”, should be consulted for information.
According to the The Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies website www.aiatsis.gov.au , the State Records Office in Western Australia “holds extensive records relating to missions.” Contact details are below.
AccessWhile access to records is restricted to protect the privacy of individuals, people are encouraged to enquire.
Contact DetailsFreedom of Information
Department for Child Protection and Family Support
PO Box 6334, East Perth WA 6892
Telephone: (08) 9222 2555
Facsimile: (08) 9222 2776
Country free call: 1800 000 277
Email: foi@cpfs.wa.gov.au
Website: www.childprotection.wa.gov.au

For general information relating to missions:
State Records Office, Alexander Library Building
James St West Entrance
Perth WA 6000.
Search Centre: GroundFloor Mon-Fri:9.30am-4.30pm
Telephone: (08) 9427 3360
Facsimile: (08) 9427 3368
Email: sro@sro.wa.gov.au
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