- 1920-01-01 - 1926-01-01 (Creation)
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This department had control of Aboriginal affairs for the area above latitude 25 degrees South in Western Australia. The Department of Fisheries had control of Aboriginal affairs for the area below latitude 25 degrees South in Western Australia.
Auber Octavius Neville was appointed Chief Protector of Aborigines on 7 May 1915. He became Secretary for the Department of the North West on 1 November 1920, combining this position with that of Chief Protector (North of the 25th parallel). When the Aborigines Department was re-established in 1926, Neville became once again, on 30 June 1926, the Chief Protector of Aborigines for the whole State.
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The files in this series relate to matters to do with the administration of the North West of Western Australia (the area above latitude 25 degrees South ). The files cover a wide range of subjects including industrial development, mining, employment, agriculture, health issues, fisheries, pearling and public works.
Originally, these files were part of a single filing system that also incorporated files relating to Aboriginal matters (see Records Series No. 2029).
(Files in this Record Series were previously listed at the State Records Office at reference: AN 39/1; Accession 251).