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Commonwealth Government Records about the Northern Territory


13 Social Services – Health, Education and Welfare

The Commonwealth Government was involved in the provision of social services within Australia from an early stage. Old age pension payments began in 1908, and the Department of Health was established in 1921. School education remained a responsibility of the States, and an Education Department of the Northern Territory was established in 1913.


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Chapter 13
Social Services – Health, Education and Welfare