Aboriginal history

Working in partnership with Aboriginal communities and other stakeholders to connect people to their Aboriginal ancestry, promote reconciliation and celebrate the richness of our shared history.

The Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries (DLGSC) provides comprehensive responses to Aboriginal people seeking historical family information through a formal family history application process. This includes genealogical charts and Tindale photographs. The department also manages access to restricted government records previously managed by the Department of Aboriginal Affairs. As well as these core services, the department undertakes historical projects that provide an in-depth understanding of the Aboriginal history of Western Australia and assists in the healing and reconciliation journey.

DLGSC responds to requests under the National Redress Scheme (Redress) from Aboriginal applicants throughout Western Australia. This work is undertaken in response to recommendations of the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse.

Page reviewed 16 September 2021