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Aboriginal Development Commission

The Aboriginal Development Commission was established in July 1980 to further the 'economic development of Aboriginals'. Its role was to assist Aboriginal communities and groups to acquire land, engage in business enterprises, obtain finance for housing and other personal needs, and to provide such finance. In South Australia the commission had offices in Adelaide and Ceduna.

Commission records held by the Archives contain information relating to loans, grants, aid, health, administrative practices, finance, sporting amenities, advertising, housing and land.

SELECTED SERIES RELATING TO THE ABORIGINAL DEVELOPMENT COMMISSION IN SOUTH AUSTRALIA
Sydney and Melbourne
Recorded by: Aboriginal Development Commission, Regional Office, South Australia
Correspondence files, 1980–90 D4321
Correspondence files, 1980–90 D1816
Papers relating to Ralkon Agricultural Company land title claim on Bartlett's Farm (near Lake Alexandrina) and the Aboriginal Development Commission, 1977–81 D4978
Ceduna Office – correspondence files, 1982–90 D4230
Ceduna Office – correspondence files, 1983– D4040
Correspondence files, 1980–90 (Maintained by Regional Office, Victoria/Tasmania until 1985) B6055

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Chapter 1
Aboriginal people