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Australian Churches of Christ Indigenous Ministries (Previously, Churches of Christ Federal Aborigin
Years of Operation1942 - 1986
Role Of FacilityThe Australian Churches of Christ Indigenous Ministries (ACCIM) was formerly called the Churches of Christ Federal Aborigines Mission Board Inc (CCFAMBI), which catered for almost 2000 children in total throughout their years of caring for children at Norseman Mission, Carnarvon Mission (Ingada Village), Fairhaven Hostel, Esperance, Bamburra Hostel, Yokine, and Roelands Village, including Wollaston Hostel in Bunbury.

The CCFAMBI was established as an incorporated body, as part of Churches of Christ in Australia in 1942. Its name was formally changed to the Australian Churches of Christ Indigenous Ministries Inc. in 2009.
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See the entry “Australian Churches of Christ Indigenous Ministries” in the earlier section of Signposts, “Non-Government Agencies and their Subsidiary Institutions”
AliasesSee the entry “Australian Churches of Christ Indigenous Ministries” in the earlier section of Signposts, “Non-Government Agencies and their Subsidiary Institutions”
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 should be consulted for information.

Thousands of photos taken at the Churches of Christ Mission centres have been preserved, and identified where possible. In time, these will be available from ACCIM.

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 DetailsFor Photographs:
Australian Churches of Christ Indigenous Ministries
Box 1199, Wangara WA 6947.
Telephone: (08) 9309 3922
Email: admin@accim.info

For Personal Record Cards:
Freedom 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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