Guide to the Papers of Charles Perkins

MS 8047

National Library of Australia

Table of Contents

  1. Collection Summary
  2. Introduction
    1. Scope and Contents
    2. Conditions Governing Access
    3. Conditions Governing Use
    4. Preferred Citation
    5. Provenance
    6. Arrangement
    7. Related Materials
    8. Separated Materials
  3. Biographical Note
  4. Item Descriptions
    1. Series 1. Personal correspondence, 1962-93
    2. Series 2. Semi-official correspondence, 1976-83 (CLOSED until 2013)
    3. Series 3. University of Sydney, 1964-65
    4. Series 4. Foundation for Aboriginal Affairs, 1964
    5. Series 5. Student Action for Aborigines (SAFA), 1965-66
    6. Series 6. Federal Council for the Advancement of Aborigines and Torres Strait Islanders (FCAATSI), 1967-77
    7. Series 7. Aboriginal Publications Foundation, 1974-80 (CLOSED until 2010)
    8. Series 8. National Aboriginal Sports Foundation, 1976-82 (CLOSED until 2012)
    9. Series 9. Aboriginal Hostels Ltd, 1975-80 (CLOSED until 2010)
    10. Series 10. Department of Aboriginal Affairs, 1970-88 (Closed until 2018)
    11. Series 11. Aboriginal Development Commission, 1978-88 (Closed until 2018)
    12. Series 12. Inquiries into the Administration of Aboriginal Affairs, 1980-89 (Closed until 2019)
    13. Series 13. Charles Perkins and Associates, Consultations, 1980-93 (bulk 1989-93)
    14. Series 14. John and Anna Woods Memorial Trust Fund, 1986-87
    15. Series 15. Australia Council Aboriginal Arts Committee, 1989-90 (Closed until 2020)
    16. Series 16. Soccer papers, 1958-89
    17. Series 17. Writings by Perkins, 1968-90
    18. Series 18. Subject files, 1964-89
    19. Series 19. Legal papers, 1982-92
    20. Series 20. Cutting files and press cuttings, 1961-89
    21. Series 21. Miscellaneous papers, 1956-93
    22. Series 22. Publications, 1962-92
  5. Digitised Items
  6. Related Documentation

Collection Summary

Title
Papers of Charles Perkins
Date Range
1956-1993
Collection Number
MS 8047
Extent
10.5 metres (75 boxes, 1 folio box)
Language of Materials
English
Repository
National Library of Australia

Introduction

Scope and Contents

The papers of Charles Perkins contain correspondence, cuttings, subject files, reports, meeting papers, cassette tapes, copies of official records, inquiry transcripts, speeches, photographs and printed matter documenting his life and career from his early sporting achievements in the 1950s until his consultancy work in the early 1990s.

The collection contains material relating to Perkins' involvement in a range of Aboriginal organisations including Student Action for Aborigines, the Federal Council for the Advancement of Aborigines and Torres Strait Islanders (FCAATSI), Aboriginal Publications Foundation, National Aboriginal Sports Foundation, Aboriginal Hostels Limited and the John and Anna Memorial Trust Fund. There are also papers on his career in the Department of Aboriginal Affairs and the Aboriginal Development Commission.

Also included in the collection are papers relating to Perkins' involvement in soccer, both as a player and administrator, and legal papers relating to defamation cases and the inquiries into the administration of Aboriginal affairs.

Conditions Governing Access

Please refer to the collection's catalogue record for the access conditions (http://nla.gov.au/nla.cat-vn532231).

Conditions Governing Use

Copying and publishing of unpublished manuscript material is subject to copyright restrictions. For such material, written permission to publish must be obtained from the copyright holder(s). Copying of unpublished material for research purposes is permissible 50 years after the death of the creator of the material.

Preferred Citation

Items from this collection should be cited as '[Title or description of manuscript item], Papers of Charles Perkins, National Library of Australia, MS 8047, [box number and series and/or file number]'.

Provenance

The papers were donated to the Library by Charles Perkins in five instalments between 1989 and 1995.

Arrangement

When the papers were received by the Library, the majority of the contents were filed, but were not arranged in any particular order. Exceptions to this are the semi-official correspondence (series 2) and the chronological cuttings files (series 20, folders 46-51), which were arranged in chronological sequences. The bundles of cuttings listed by subject formed a discrete group, as did much of the material on inquiries into Aboriginal affairs and the consultancy papers. Other series were created by Library staff.

Papers relating to Dr Peter Read's book Charles Perkins: a biography are held at MS 8430. An oral history interview by Dr Read with Perkins conducted in 1988-89 for his biography is held at ORAL TRC 2303/13. Interviews with other interviewees for the biography are also held at ORAL TRC 2303.

Separated Materials

Three official files were removed from the Perkins Papers and sent to the National Archives of Australia.

Biographical Note

Charles Nelson Perkins was born on 16 June 1936 at the Alice Springs Telegraph Station Aboriginal reserve, the son of Martin Connolly (of Kalkadoon descent) and Hetti Perkins (of Arrernte descent). He was educated at the reserve, at Le Fevre Boys' Technical School (Adelaide), the Metropolitan Business College, Sydney (1961) and the University of Sydney, where he graduated in 1965 with a Bachelor of Arts. He married Eileen Munchenberg on 23 September 1961 and had two daughters (Hetti and Rachel) and one son (Adam). Perkins was awarded Jaycees Young Man of the Year in 1966, Aborigine of the Year in 1993 and the Order of Australia in 1987. Perkins' autobiography, A bastard like me was published by Ure Smith in 1975. Charles Perkins: a biography by Dr Peter Read was published in 1990.

Perkins died in 2000.

Career

Who's who 1999

Monash biographical dictionary of the 20th century, 1994

Read, Peter Charles Perkins: a biography (Ringwood, Vic.: Viking, 1990)

Charles Perkins Papers (MS 8047)

Date Event
1952-57 Apprentice Fitter and Turner, British Tube Mills (SA)
1963-65 President, Student Action for Aborigines
1965 Led 'freedom ride' through northern New South Wales rural towns publicising discrimination against Aboriginal people
1965-69 Manager, Foundation for Aboriginal Affairs
1965-78 Member, Federal Council for Advancement of Aborigines and Torres Strait Islanders (renamed the National Aboriginal Islanders Liberation Movement in 1975)
1967 Vice-Chairman, National Aborigines Day Observance Committee (NSW)
1968-70 Trustee, National Aboriginal Tribal Council
1969-71 Research Officer, Office of Aboriginal Affairs, Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet
1971-72 Senior Research Officer, Office of Aboriginal Affairs, Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet
1969-79 Secretary, National Aboriginal Sports Foundation
1970-79 Trustee, Aboriginal Children's Advancement Society (NSW)
1970-75 Secretary, Aboriginal Aged Persons Homes Trust
1973-82 Chairman, Aboriginal Hostels Ltd
1973-75 Assistant Secretary, Liaison and Consultation Branch, Department of Aboriginal Affairs
1975-80 Secretary and Public Officer, Aboriginal Publications Foundation (Inc.)
1976 Assistant Secretary, Coordination and Strategy Branch, Department of Aboriginal Affairs
1976-86 Chairman, National Aboriginal Sports Council
1977 Assistant Secretary, Research and Overview Branch, Department of Aboriginal Affairs
1978 First Assistant Secretary, Policy Division, Department of Aboriginal Affairs
1979-81 Deputy Secretary, Department of Aboriginal Affairs
1980-84 Chairman, Aboriginal Development Commission (part time)
1982 Administrator, John and Anna Woods Trust Fund
1983 Member, Education Task Force (SA)
1984-88 Secretary, Department of Aboriginal Affairs, Canberra
1984-88 President, Arrernte Council of Central Australia
1989-92 Board Member, SBS Television/Radio
1989-2000 Director, Charles Perkins and Associates, Consultants
1990-92 Member, Australia Council Aboriginal Arts Committee
1991-2000 Member, Olympic Bid Committee, Sydney 2000
1991-2000 Chairman, Arrernte Council of Central Australia
1994-95 Commissioner and Deputy Chair, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island Commission

Item Descriptions

Series 1. Personal correspondence, 1962-93 Show allonly 1

Correspondence files, arranged chronologically. The files contain correspondence with the Australia Council and reader responses regarding Perkins' autobiography A bastard like me, letters of congratulation on becoming Secretary of the Department of Aboriginal Affairs, letters regarding his dismissal from the Public Service in 1988, and responses to an open letter by Perkins to all Aboriginal and Islander people of Australia, 1991. There is also a letter from Harold Holt written after the 1967 referendum. Also included in the files are cuttings, photographs and other papers as well as carbon copies of replies by Perkins. File contents are in original order.

File 1. Private papers and National Aboriginal Consultative Council, 1962-75 - Box 1 Show allonly 1

File 2. Correspondence, 1965-79 - Box 1 Show allonly 1

File 3. Correspondence, 1974-90 including telegrams and letters of support relating to Perkins' criticisms of Senator Cavanaugh in 1974 - Box 1 Show allonly 1

File 4. Correspondence including responses to A bastard like me, 1975-76 - Box 1 Show allonly 1

File 5-7. Correspondence, 1980-90 (includes some sealed official papers closed until 2017) - Box 1 Show allonly 1

File 8. Correspondence on Donald Wilkinson, 1981 - Box 1 Show allonly 1

File 9-10. Letters of congratulation on becoming Secretary of the Department of Aboriginal Affairs, 1984 - Box 2 Show allonly 1

File 11-13. Correspondence, Nov. 1988-89 - Box 2 Show allonly 1

File 14-15. Invitations, 1989-90 - Box 2 Show allonly 1

File 16. National organisation, 1991 - Box 2 Show allonly 1

File 17. Correspondence, 1992 (Northern Territory University) - Box 3 Show allonly 1

File 18-19. Correspondence, 1993 - Box 3 Show allonly 1

Series 2. Semi-official correspondence, 1976-83 (CLOSED until 2013) Show allonly 1

Files of telegrams and correspondence maintained by Perkins while employed by the Department of Aboriginal Affairs and the Aboriginal Development Commission. The files contain both personal and official material as well as carbon copies of replies.

The personal correspondence includes congratulations on appointments, get well cards, telegrams of support and comments on A bastard like me. The official correspondence relates to Perkins' involvement with the Co-ordination and Strategy Branch, the Research and Overview Branch and the Policy Division of the Department of Aboriginal Affairs as well as the Aboriginal Development Commission. The files for 1980 and 1981 contain DAA and ADC material mixed together. Types of material include itineraries of visits, policy comments, media releases, requests for employment, reports of visits and papers regarding administrative arrangements of the DAA.

File 1. Telegrams, 1976-82 - Box 4 Show allonly 1

File 2. Telegrams, Nov. 1982 - Box 4 Show allonly 1

File 3. Correspondence, 1976-78 - Box 4 Show allonly 1

File 4. Correspondence, 1977-78 - Box 4 Show allonly 1

File 5. Correspondence, 1978 - Box 4 Show allonly 1

File 6. Correspondence, 1979 - Box 4 Show allonly 1

File 7. Correspondence, 1980 - Box 4 Show allonly 1

File 8. Correspondence, 1981 - Box 5 Show allonly 1

File 9-10. Correspondence, 1982 - Box 5 Show allonly 1

File 11. Correspondence, 1983 - Box 5 Show allonly 1

Series 3. University of Sydney, 1964-65 Show allonly 1

Perkins attended the University of Sydney between 1963 and 1965, graduating with a Bachelor of Arts majoring in Anthropology, Sociology, Government and Psychology. He was the first Aboriginal graduate of an Australian university.

The papers comprise lecture notes, notes from readings and essays, mainly in Anthropology and Government.

File 1-6. University of Sydney notes and essays, 1964-1965 - Box 3 Show allonly 1

Series 4. Foundation for Aboriginal Affairs, 1964 Show allonly 1

Foundation for Aboriginal Affairs was formed in Sydney in 1963 to assist urban Aborigines with difficulties regarding housing, employment, education, legal advice, medical assistance and financial matters. Ted Noffs was the Chairman of the Foundation and Charles Perkins and Ken Brindle the vice-chairmen. In 1964 the Foundation launched a Christmas door knock appeal to help pay for the purchase of a building at 810 George Street. The appeal raised £80,000 while the NSW Government donated £10,000. Between 1965 and 1969 Perkins was the Manager of the Foundation.

The series comprises a scrapbook of press cuttings (1964) regarding the living conditions of urban Aborigines, the activities of the Foundation and the 1964 Christmas appeal.

A small quantity of papers concerning the Foundation is held in series 5. Further cuttings are held in series 20.

File 1. Scrapbook of press cuttings relating to urban living conditions and the Foundation for Aboriginal Affairs, 1964 - Folio-Box 1 Show allonly 1

Series 5. Student Action for Aborigines (SAFA), 1965-66 Show allonly 1

Student Action for Aborigines (SAFA) was formed at the University of Sydney in 1964, growing from a lunchtime meeting where students considered the problem of racial discrimination in the United States. Student interest in similar problems in Australia led to the formation of SAFA. Objectives of SAFA were: "to arouse public attention, especially within the University to fundamental aboriginal problems in health, education, housing etc; to break down social discriminatory barriers to the extent possible by student actions [and] to stimulate the interest of aborigines in improving their situation within society" (SAFA Constitution).

Perkins was President from 1964-65. In early 1965 Perkins led a 'freedom ride' through northern New South Wales towns including Wellington, Kempsey, Moree and Walgett, surveying Aboriginal residents and drawing attention to the segregation and living conditions of Aboriginal people.

The papers in this series include an article 'Reactions to the SAFA tour' by Jim Spigelman, Dissent (1965), articles published in The Bulletin, a typescript 'Darce Cassidy's freedom ride' (n.d.), cuttings, letters and telegrams in support of SAFA's campaign, draft report by Perkins to FCAATSI, SAFA Constitution, SAFA address list and material on other Aboriginal organisations including FCAATSI and the Foundation for Aboriginal Affairs.

Further cuttings relating to the freedom rides are held in series 20.

File 1-2. Documents relating to Student Action for Aborigines (SAFA), 1965-66 - Box 6 Show allonly 1

Series 6. Federal Council for the Advancement of Aborigines and Torres Strait Islanders (FCAATSI), 1967-77 Show allonly 1

The Federal Council for the Advancement of Aborigines (FCAA) was formed in 1958 at a meeting of representatives of Aboriginal advancement organisations from South Australia, Victoria and New South Wales. FCAA (later renamed Federal Council for the Advancement of Aborigines and Torres Strait Islanders) was formed as a federal organisation to fight for social justice for Aborigines. The objectives of FCAATSI included obtaining legislative reform, land rights and equal wages, and equal access to employment and educational opportunities. FCAATSI was the main organisation behind the 1967 referendum that gave Aborigines full citizen rights and the federal government concurrent powers with the states over Aboriginal affairs.

Perkins was involved in FCAATSI between 1965 until 1978. The papers include minutes of FCAATSI meetings and conferences, 1967-70 and 1977; papers relating to the 1967 Referendum; papers on the push to limit voting rights at FCAATSI meetings to Aboriginal members only; speeches by H.C. Coombs, E.G. Whitlam and others; financial papers (1977) and lists of affiliated organisations.

A small quantity of papers concerning FCAATSI is held in series 5.

File 1-3. Papers relating to Federal Council for the Advancement of Aborigines and Torres Strait Islanders (FCAATSI), 1967-77 - Box 6 Show allonly 1

Series 7. Aboriginal Publications Foundation, 1974-80 (CLOSED until 2010) Show allonly 1

The Aboriginal Publications Foundation was incorporated as a company in August 1970. APF published Identity, a quarterly journal of creative writing by Aboriginal people, Aboriginal and Islander forum, a bi-monthly newsletter and various books and other publications by and for Aboriginal Australians.

Perkins was Public Officer of the Foundation in 1976-80.

The papers mainly relate to financial matters and include notes, minutes of Foundation meetings, 1976-78 and 1980, financial statements, papers on Australia Council grants, correspondence of Perkins as Public Officer, 1976-80 and copies of Department of Aboriginal Affairs records regarding the Foundation.

File 1-5. Papers relating to Aboriginal Publications Foundation, 1974-80 - Box 5 Show allonly 1

Series 8. National Aboriginal Sports Foundation, 1976-82 (CLOSED until 2012) Show allonly 1

The National Aboriginal Sports Foundation was established on 21 October 1969 to advise and organise Aboriginal involvement in sport and recreation in Australia. The Foundation was incorporated under the Associations Incorporation Ordinance of ACT and was funded by the Department of Aboriginal Affairs. Perkins was the Secretary of the Foundation from 1969 to 1979.

The papers comprise files maintained by Perkins containing both correspondence written to Perkins as Secretary of the Foundation and official papers of the Department of Aboriginal Affairs regarding the Foundation. The files contain correspondence, Aboriginal football team lists, membership details, funding applications and guidelines, agenda (1977), NASF constitution and rules and other papers.

File 1-2. Papers relating to National Aboriginal Sports Foundation, 1976-82 - Box 7 Show allonly 1

Series 9. Aboriginal Hostels Ltd, 1975-80 (CLOSED until 2010) Show allonly 1

Aboriginal Hostels Limited (AHL) was incorporated on 6 June 1973 by the Commonwealth Government as a public company to deliver services relating to hostel and other temporary accommodation needs of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. AHL was managed by a Board of Directors responsible to the Minister for Aboriginal Affairs. Perkins was Chairman of AHL in 1973-82.

The papers comprise minutes and agenda items of Directors' Meetings, 1975 and 1979-80; Steering Committee meeting papers, 1975; correspondence received and sent by Perkins as Chairman; papers on the employment of AHL staff; reports on AHL including 'Report of the Inter-departmental Committee on Aboriginal Hostels Limited' (February 1977); financial papers; cuttings; an agreement between AHL and the Commonwealth Government (1977) and other papers.

File 1-4. Aboriginal Hostels Limited, 1975 - Box 7 Show allonly 1

File 5. Aboriginal Hostels Limited, 1976-77 - Box 7 Show allonly 1

File 6. Job applications and resumes, 1977 - Box 7 Show allonly 1

File 7. Directors' Meeting, Canberra, 23 Feb. 1979 - Box 8 Show allonly 1

File 8. Directors' Meeting, Rockhampton, 26-27 Apr. 1979 - Box 8 Show allonly 1

File 9. Directors' Meeting, Katherine and Darwin, 28-29 June 1979 - Box 8 Show allonly 1

File 10. Directors' Meeting, Canberra, 20 Aug. 1979 - Box 8 Show allonly 1

File 11. Agenda items, Dec. 1980 - Box 8 Show allonly 1

Series 10. Department of Aboriginal Affairs, 1970-88 (Closed until 2018) Show allonly 1

The Department of Aboriginal Affairs (DAA) was created on 19 December 1972 by the Whitlam Government and succeeded the former Office of Aboriginal Affairs. The DAA was responsible for the development and administration of national policies for the advancement and welfare of Aboriginal people (including the administration of welfare activities in the Territories) and for the administration of special legislation for Aboriginal people. The Department was abolished on 5 March 1990 with the establishment of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Commission.

Perkins joined the DAA in 1973 when the staff of the Office of Aboriginal Affairs were absorbed into the new Department and was made head of the Liaison and Consultation Branch. In January 1974 Perkins criticised the Minister, Senator Cavanagh, in the media. Tensions between Perkins and Cavanagh heightened, resulting in Perkins being suspended temporarily in February 1974. In March 1975 Perkins took a year's leave without pay from the Department, during which time he worked on his autobiography and ran unsuccessfully for the Senate.

On 23 February 1976 Perkins returned to the Department, working as Assistant Secretary in the Coordination and Strategy Branch and in 1977 in the Research and Overview Branch. On 1 January 1978 he became First Assistant Secretary of the Policy Division, and in 1979-81 was Deputy Secretary of the Department. After the establishment of the Aboriginal Development Commission in July 1980, Perkins worked as a part-time Chairman of the Commission and at the deputy secretary level as special adviser to the DAA until he was appointed a full-time Commissioner in July 1981.

After his three year term with the ADC, Perkins returned to the DAA as Secretary, a position he held from 29 March 1984 until 1988. On 5 November 1988 he was stood down as Secretary of the Department as a result of allegations of mismanagement in both the Aboriginal Development Commission and the DAA.

The series contains personal files maintained by Perkins during his career with the Department. Many of the files contain official papers including carbon copies of correspondence by Perkins. The series has been arranged by the administrative branches worked in by Perkins. Material that extends across several branches or does not clearly fit into a position held by Perkins has been listed separately.

See series 11 for papers relating to inquiries into the administration of Aboriginal Affairs and series 2 for semi-official correspondence maintained while Secretary of the DAA.

File 1. Liaison and Consultation Branch, 1973-75: Papers, 1973, regarding housing and accommodation for fringe communities, Aboriginal welfare officers and the use of consultants for Aboriginal communities - Box 9 Show allonly 1

File 2. Liaison and Consultation Branch, 1973-75: Senate Standing Committee on Social Environment, 1973-74 - Box 9 Show allonly 1

File 3. Liaison and Consultation Branch, 1973-75: Department of Aboriginal Affairs Newsletter, Feb. 1973 - Mar. 1974 - Box 9 Show allonly 1

File 4. Liaison and Consultation Branch, 1973-75: Interdepartmental meeting of the employment training scheme for Aboriginals, 1974 - Box 9 Show allonly 1

File 5. Liaison and Consultation Branch, 1973-75: Itineraries, 1974 - Box 9 Show allonly 1

File 6. Liaison and Consultation Branch, 1973-75: Transcripts of discussions, Sweden, 1974 - Box 9 Show allonly 1

File 7. Liaison and Consultation Branch, 1973-75: Papers, 1973-75, including 'Aims and objectives and the operation of the Consultation Branch' and 'Aborigines and the bureaucracy' - Box 9 Show allonly 1

File 8. Coordination and Strategy Branch, 1974-76: Aboriginal Legal Aid Services - Ministerial Conference, 14-15 Oct. 1976 - Box 9 Show allonly 1

File 9. Coordination and Strategy Branch, 1974-76: Burgmann College (ACT), 1976 - Box 9 Show allonly 1

File 10-11. Coordination and Strategy Branch, 1974-76: Central Australian Aboriginal Congress, 1976 - Box 10 Show allonly 1

File 12. Coordination and Strategy Branch, 1974-76: Devolution, 1976 - Box 10 Show allonly 1

File 13. Coordination and Strategy Branch, 1974-76: Finance, 1976 - Box 10 Show allonly 1

File 14. Coordination and Strategy Branch, 1974-76: Legal Aid Program, 1976/77 - Box 10 Show allonly 1

File 15. Coordination and Strategy Branch, 1974-76: Program documentation, 1976 - Box 10 Show allonly 1

File 15. Coordination and Strategy Branch, 1974-76: Queensland Institute of Aboriginal and Islander Affairs, 1976 - Box 10 Show allonly 1

File 15. Coordination and Strategy Branch, 1974-76:'Report on the development of Aboriginal policy committees...', 1976 - Box 10 Show allonly 1

File 15. Coordination and Strategy Branch, 1974-76: Request for information, 1976 - Box 10 Show allonly 1

File 16. Coordination and Strategy Branch, 1974-76: Swanee noongars, 1976 - Box 10 Show allonly 1

File 17. Coordination and Strategy Branch, 1974-76: Torres Strait, 1974-76 - Box 10 Show allonly 1

File 18. Coordination and Strategy Branch, 1974-76: Papers, 1976, regarding allocation of funds (1976/77), statement by R.I. Viner on provision of funds for Aboriginal affairs, 'The area improvement program implementation and financial control' by B. Sheedy and other matters - Box 11 Show allonly 1

File 19. Research and Overview Branch, 1975-77: Aboriginal organisations, 1976 - Box 11 Show allonly 1

File 20. Research and Overview Branch, 1975-77: Aboriginal overseas conference fund, 1977 - Box 11 Show allonly 1

File 21-24. Research and Overview Branch, 1975-77: Aboriginal Overseas Study Awards Scheme, 1976-77 - Box 11 Show allonly 1

File 25. Research and Overview Branch, 1975-77: Aboriginal unemployment special works projects, 1977 - Box 12 Show allonly 1

File 26. Research and Overview Branch, 1975-77: Australian Administrative Staff College Advanced Refresher Course, 1977 - Box 12 Show allonly 1

File 27. Research and Overview Branch, 1975-77: Confidential draft policy statements, 1977 - Box 12 Show allonly 1

File 28. Research and Overview Branch, 1975-77: Employment policy for Aboriginals, 1977 - Box 12 Show allonly 1

File 29. Research and Overview Branch, 1975-77: Estimates of expenditure 1974 onwards, 1977 - Box 12 Show allonly 1

File 30. Research and Overview Branch, 1975-77: Kimberley election, 1977 - Box 12 Show allonly 1

File 31. Research and Overview Branch, 1975-77: Northern Rivers College, 1976-77 - Box 12 Show allonly 1

File 32-33. Research and Overview Branch, 1975-77: Notes for meeting of ministers, Central Australia - Pitjantjatjara, 1977 - Box 12 Show allonly 1

File 34. Research and Overview Branch, 1975-77:'Pupunya: history and future prospects', 1977 - Box 13 Show allonly 1

File 35-36. Research and Overview Branch, 1975-77: Research, 1975-77 - Box 13 Show allonly 1

File 37-39. Research and Overview Branch, 1975-77: Review of residential colleges (N.T.), 1976-77 - Box 13 Show allonly 1

File 40. Research and Overview Branch, 1975-77: Turnbull report ('Economic development of Aboriginal communities in the Northern Territory' by Shann Turnbull), 1977 - Box 14 Show allonly 1

File 41. Research and Overview Branch, 1975-77: World Council of Indigenous People, 1977 - Box 14 Show allonly 1

File 42-43. Research and Overview Branch, 1975-77: Youth affairs, 1977 - Box 14 Show allonly 1

File 44. Research and Overview Branch, 1975-77: Miscellaneous papers, 1977 - Box 14 Show allonly 1

File 45. Policy Division, 1974-80: Aboriginal Loans Commission, 1974-79 - Box 14 Show allonly 1

File 46. Policy Division, 1974-80: Central Land Council, 1976-80 - Box 14 Show allonly 1

File 47. Policy Division, 1974-80: Council for Aboriginal Development, Alice Springs, 24-26 July 1978 - Box 14 Show allonly 1

File 48. Policy Division, 1974-80: Financial responsibilities in Aboriginal affairs, 1977-79 - Box 15 Show allonly 1

File 49. Policy Division, 1974-80: Meeting of State Superintendents of Aboriginal Education, Brisbane, 19-21 June 1978 - Box 15 Show allonly 1

File 50. Policy Division, 1974-80: Legal aid, 1977-79 - Box 15 Show allonly 1

File 50. Policy Division, 1974-80: Northern Land Council, 1976-77 - Box 15 Show allonly 1

File 51. Policy Division, 1974-80: Overseas travel, 1978 - Box 15 Show allonly 1

File 52. Policy Division, 1974-80: Papunya Report, 1978-79 - Box 15 Show allonly 1

File 53. Policy Division, 1974-80: Regional Directors' Conference, May 1978 - Box 15 Show allonly 1

File 54. Policy Division, 1974-80: Report on overseas visit, 14 Aug. - 1 Sept. 1978 and 'A national strategy for Aboriginal development' (revised Sept. 1978) - Box 16 Show allonly 1

File 55-56. Policy Division, 1974-80: 'A strategy for Aboriginal development' by C.N. Perkins, 1977 - Box 16 Show allonly 1

File 57-59. Policy Division, 1974-80: Senior officers' meetings, 1977-78 - Box 16 Show allonly 1

File 60. Policy Division, 1974-80: Training, 1977 - Box 16 Show allonly 1

File 61. Policy Division, 1974-80: Training for Aboriginal self-management meeting, 1977-79 - Box 17 Show allonly 1

File 62. Policy Division, 1974-80: Miscellaneous, 1978-79 - Box 17 Show allonly 1

File 63. Deputy Secretary, Department of Aboriginal Affairs, 1977-80: Aboriginal aged persons - deed of trust, 1979 - Box 17 Show allonly 1

File 63. Deputy Secretary, Department of Aboriginal Affairs, 1977-80: Aboriginal Housing Company papers and briefing note, 1980 - Box 17 Show allonly 1

File 64. Deputy Secretary, Department of Aboriginal Affairs, 1977-80: Aboriginal Legal Service submission, 1979 - Box 17 Show allonly 1

File 65. Deputy Secretary, Department of Aboriginal Affairs, 1977-80: Arrangements and coordination, 1979 - Box 17 Show allonly 1

File 66. Deputy Secretary, Department of Aboriginal Affairs, 1977-80: Background notes and fact sheets, 1979 - Box 18 Show allonly 1

File 67-68. Deputy Secretary, Department of Aboriginal Affairs, 1977-80: Background reading for permanent heads, 1980 - Box 18 Show allonly 1

File 69-71. Briefings: General briefs, 1979 - Box 18, 19 Show allonly 1

File 72. Briefings: Prime Minister's visit to the Northern Territory, 24 - 27 Apr. 1978 - Box 19 Show allonly 1

File 73. Briefings: Prime Minister's NSW visit, Jan. 1979 - Box 19 Show allonly 1

File 74. Briefings: Current briefs, 1979 - Box 19 Show allonly 1

File 75. Briefings: Selected briefs from current briefing folder, 1977 - Box 20 Show allonly 1

File 76. Briefings: Correspondence (out), Jan. 1979-June 1980 - Box 20 Show allonly 1

File 77. Briefings: House of Representatives Standing Committee, Aboriginal access to legal aid, 1979 - Box 20 Show allonly 1

File 78. Briefings: House of Representatives Standing Committee on Aboriginal Affairs, 1979 - Box 20 Show allonly 1

File 79. Briefings: Medical research, 1977-80 - Box 20 Show allonly 1

File 80. Briefings: National Aboriginal Conference, 1979-80 - Box 21 Show allonly 1

File 81. Briefings: Race relations in Alice Springs, 1980 - Box 21 Show allonly 1

File 82. Briefings: Sacred sites in Alice Springs, 1981 - Box 21 Show allonly 1

File 83. Briefings: Miscellaneous papers, 1979-80 - Box 21 Show allonly 1

File 84-86. Secretary, Department of Aboriginal Affairs, 1984-88: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Commission, 1987-88 - Box 21, 22 Show allonly 1

File 87. Secretary, Department of Aboriginal Affairs, 1984-88: Australian Labor Party platform resolutions and rules and the Prime Minister's policy statement of 23 June 1987 on Aboriginal affairs, July 1987 - Box 22 Show allonly 1

File 88. Secretary, Department of Aboriginal Affairs, 1984-88: Explanatory notes, Department of Aboriginal Affairs, 1987-88 - Box 22 Show allonly 1

File 89. Secretary, Department of Aboriginal Affairs, 1984-88: 'Murrie television development report', July 1988 - Box 22 Show allonly 1

File 90. Secretary, Department of Aboriginal Affairs, 1984-88: National Aboriginal Conference, 1984-85 - Box 22 Show allonly 1

File 91. Secretary, Department of Aboriginal Affairs, 1984-88: Portfolio developments, 1984 - Box 22 Show allonly 1

File 92. Secretary, Department of Aboriginal Affairs, 1984-88: Portfolio meeting, 28 July 1987 - Box 22 Show allonly 1

File 93. Secretary, Department of Aboriginal Affairs, 1984-88: Public relations (purchase order requests), 1986-87 - Box 22 Show allonly 1

File 94. Secretary, Department of Aboriginal Affairs, 1984-88: Report on the review of the Aboriginal Benefit Trust Account (and related financial matters) in the northern Territory Land Rights legislation by J.C. Altman, 1984 - Box 23 Show allonly 1

File 95. Secretary, Department of Aboriginal Affairs, 1984-88: Working Group on Indigenous Populations brief and background paper, 1988 - Box 23 Show allonly 1

File 96. Administrative files, 1974-87: Conditions of service, Department of Aboriginal Affairs, n.d - Box 23 Show allonly 1

File 97. Administrative files, 1974-87: Departmental instructions, 1974-75 - Box 23 Show allonly 1

File 98. Administrative files, 1974-87: Disengagement, South East Region, 1976-78 - Box 23 Show allonly 1

File 98. Administrative files, 1974-87: Divisional reorganisation, 1977 - Box 23 Show allonly 1

File 99. Administrative files, 1974-87: Establishment control procedures, 1975 - Box 23 Show allonly 1

File 100. Administrative files, 1974-87: Organisation - Central Office, 1977-79 - Box 24 Show allonly 1

File 100. Administrative files, 1974-87: Planning Division discussion paper, 1975-79 - Box 24 Show allonly 1

File 101. Administrative files, 1974-87: Planning Division situation reports, 1976-78 - Box 24 Show allonly 1

File 102. Administrative files, 1974-87: Portfolio administration and Aboriginal affairs programs and policies, July 1987 - Box 24 Show allonly 1

File 103. Administrative files, 1974-87: Program summary, 1977 - Box 24 Show allonly 1

File 104. Administrative files, 1974-87: Proposed functions of Coordination Section, 1976-79 - Box 24 Show allonly 1

File 105. Administrative files, 1974-87: Public Service Board - Bulletin, 1979 and management consultant's survey, 1974 - Box 24 Show allonly 1

File 106. Administrative files, 1974-87: The respective roles of the regions and Central Office, 1976 - Box 24 Show allonly 1

File 107. Administrative files, 1974-87: Review of the Department of Aboriginal Affairs, 1986 - Box 24 Show allonly 1

File 108. Administrative files, 1974-87: 'Review of state programs'(first draft), 1976 - Box 24 Show allonly 1

File 109. Administrative files, 1974-87: Significant current issues, July 1987 - Box 24 Show allonly 1

File 110. Administrative files, 1974-87: States grants draft procedures, 1976 - Box 25 Show allonly 1

File 111. Administrative files, 1974-87: Weekly situation reports, 1976-77 - Box 25 Show allonly 1

File 112-13. Administrative files, 1974-87: Miscellaneous papers, 1977-81 - Box 25 Show allonly 1

File 114. Australian Aboriginal Affairs Council, 1978-86: Brisbane, 1978 - Box 25 Show allonly 1

File 115. Australian Aboriginal Affairs Council, 1978-86: Standing Committee of Officers, Adelaide, 17 May 1979 - Box 25 Show allonly 1

File 116. Australian Aboriginal Affairs Council, 1978-86: Proceedings of the Council, Adelaide, 18 May 1979 - Box 25 Show allonly 1

File 117. Australian Aboriginal Affairs Council, 1978-86: Conference of Ministers, Melbourne, 3 Dec. 1976 - Box 25 Show allonly 1

File 118. Australian Aboriginal Affairs Council, 1978-86: Standing Committee of Officers, Hobart, 27 Feb. 1980 - Box 25 Show allonly 1

File 119. Australian Aboriginal Affairs Council, 1978-86: Proceedings of the Council, Hobart, 29 Feb. 1980 - Box 25 Show allonly 1

File 120. Australian Aboriginal Affairs Council, 1978-86: Standing Committee of Officers meeting 25 June 1986 - Box 25 Show allonly 1

File 121. Australian Aboriginal Affairs Council, 1978-86: Proceedings of the Council, 27 June 1986 - Box 25 Show allonly 1

File 122. Land rights, 1976-85: Aboriginal land rights legislation, 1985 - Box 26 Show allonly 1

File 123. Land rights, 1976-85: Briefing papers - land rights meeting, Sydney, 5-8 August 1976 - Box 26 Show allonly 1

File 124-25. Land rights, 1976-85: Queensland land rights, 1976-81 - Box 26 Show allonly 1

File 126. Land rights, 1976-85: 'A question of justice' (an examination of the land rights amendments) by John Coldrey, n.d - Box 26 Show allonly 1

File 127. Land rights, 1976-85: 'Self-sufficiency (with land rights): second report on Economic development of Aboriginal communities in the Northern Territory' by Shann Turnbull, 1978 - Box 26 Show allonly 1

File 128. Land rights, 1976-85: Miscellaneous material on land rights, 1976-81 - Box 26 Show allonly 1

File 129-32. National Aboriginal Consultative Council, 1970-77: Minutes, agenda, reports, correspondence, grant applications, election material and other papers - Box 27, 28 Show allonly 1

File 133. Other Department of Aboriginal Affairs papers, 1972-84: Aboriginal Affairs Coordinating Council, 1974-76 - Box 28 Show allonly 1

File 134. Other Department of Aboriginal Affairs papers, 1972-84: Aboriginal education, 1974-81 - Box 28 Show allonly 1

File 135. Other Department of Aboriginal Affairs papers, 1972-84: Aboriginal Legal Service, 1976-77 - Box 28 Show allonly 1

File 136. Other Department of Aboriginal Affairs papers, 1972-84: Australian National University, 1974-76 - Box 28 Show allonly 1

File 137. Other Department of Aboriginal Affairs papers, 1972-84: Department of Marine and Harbours, 1972-75 - Box 28 Show allonly 1

File 138. Other Department of Aboriginal Affairs papers, 1972-84: Employment in Aboriginal communities in Central Australia, 1975-78 - Box 28 Show allonly 1

File 139. Other Department of Aboriginal Affairs papers, 1972-84: Health - Dr Cutter's report on Papunya, 1976-77 - Box 29 Show allonly 1

File 140. Other Department of Aboriginal Affairs papers, 1972-84: Objective setting technique, n.d - Box 29 Show allonly 1

File 141. Other Department of Aboriginal Affairs papers, 1972-84: Racial Discrimination Act, 1975-78 - Box 29 Show allonly 1

File 142. Other Department of Aboriginal Affairs papers, 1972-84: Review of Aboriginal Hostels, 1979-80 - Box 29 Show allonly 1

File 143. Other Department of Aboriginal Affairs papers, 1972-84: Regional Directors' Conference, 1977-79 - Box 29 Show allonly 1

File 144. Other Department of Aboriginal Affairs papers, 1972-84: Standing Committee on Coordination, follow up of Prime Minister's trip to Northern Territory, Apr. 1978 - Box 29 Show allonly 1

File 145. Other Department of Aboriginal Affairs papers, 1972-84: Rural Health Seminar, n.d - Box 29 Show allonly 1

File 146. Other Department of Aboriginal Affairs papers, 1972-84: Miscellaneous papers, 1975, 1984 - Box 29 Show allonly 1

Series 11. Aboriginal Development Commission, 1978-88 (Closed until 2018) Show allonly 1

The Aboriginal Development Commission was created on 1 July 1980 as a statutory body under the Aboriginal Development Commission Act 1980. The Commission incorporated the functions of the former Aboriginal Loans Commission and the Aboriginal Land Fund Commission. Functions of the Aboriginal Development Commission included furthering the economic and social development of Aboriginal people by assisting them to acquire land, engage in business enterprises, and to provide and assist in obtaining finance for housing and other needs. The Commission consisted of ten Aboriginal members comprising a Chairman, Deputy Chairman and eight other members appointed by the Governor-General.

Charles Perkins was appointed the inaugural Chairman of the Commission for a four year term from 1980 until 1984. He also served as a part-time Commissioner from May to November 1988. On 5 March 1990, all functions of the Commission were merged into the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Commission (ATSIC).

See also series 2 for semi-official correspondence maintained while a member of the ADC. Files relating to the inquires by the Auditor-General and the Senate Privileges Committee into the ADC are in series 12.

Chairman, ADC, 1980-84: these papers comprise files maintained by Perkins as Chairman of the Commission in 1980-84. The files contain correspondence, carbon copies of replies by Perkins, minutes, reports, cuttings, press releases, and other papers. The correspondence files are listed first, followed by the remaining material in roughly chronological order.

Commissioner, ADC, 1988: Files maintained by Perkins as Acting Commissioner in 1988. The files contain correspondence, minutes and other meeting papers for Commission meetings, subject files, administrative material regarding the Commission and other papers.

File 1. Chairman, ADC, 1980-84: Copies of out-letters, 24 June 1980-4 Aug. 1981 - Box 30 Show allonly 1

File 2. Chairman, ADC, 1980-84: Copies of out-letter, 6 Aug. 1981-22 Mar. 1982 - Box 30 Show allonly 1

File 3. Chairman, ADC, 1980-84: Copies of out-letters, 7 Feb. 1982-5 Nov. 1982 - Box 30 Show allonly 1

File 4-6. Chairman, ADC, 1980-84: Copies of out-letters, 10 Nov. 1982-30 Dec. 1983 - Box 30 Show allonly 1

File 7. Chairman, ADC, 1980-84: Copies of out-letters, 3 Jan.-23 Mar. 1984 - Box 31 Show allonly 1

File 8. Chairman, ADC, 1980-84: Chairman's correspondence- condolence and congratulatory mail, 1983-84 - Box 31 Show allonly 1

File 9. Chairman, ADC, 1980-84: Papers on the establishment of the Aboriginal Development Commission, 1979 - Box 31 Show allonly 1

File 10. Chairman, ADC, 1980-84: Policy papers, 1978-81 - Box 31 Show allonly 1

File 11. Chairman, ADC, 1980-84: Aboriginal Housing Company, 1981; papers re Bulletin article, Sept. 1981 and reports, 1981 - Box 31 Show allonly 1

File 12. Chairman, ADC, 1980-84: General manager's reports, 1981 - Box 31 Show allonly 1

File 13. Chairman, ADC, 1980-84: National Aboriginal Conference, Toowoomba, 1981 - Box 31 Show allonly 1

File 14. Chairman, ADC, 1980-84: Regional Directors' Conference, Canberra, 1981 - Box 31 Show allonly 1

File 15. Chairman, ADC, 1980-84: Papers on Ralkon, 1981-82 - Box 32 Show allonly 1

File 16. Chairman, ADC, 1980-84: Sadadeen (Alice Springs), 1981-82 - Box 32 Show allonly 1

File 17. Chairman, ADC, 1980-84: Background information on east side sacred sites - Ewyenper, Atwatye, Sadadeen, 1981-82 - Box 32 Show allonly 1

File 18. Chairman, ADC, 1980-84: Background information - Injalkajanama, 1982 - Box 32 Show allonly 1

File 19. Chairman, ADC, 1980-84: Sacred sites in Alice Springs - general background information, 1982 - Box 32 Show allonly 1

File 20. Chairman, ADC, 1980-84: Canberra Australia Day Council, 1982 - Box 32 Show allonly 1

File 20. Chairman, ADC, 1980-84: Land rights, 1982 - Box 32 Show allonly 1

File 20. Chairman, ADC, 1980-84: Remuneration, ADC Chairman, 1982 - Box 32 Show allonly 1

File 21. Chairman, ADC, 1980-84: 'Report to the Central Land Council, Alice Springs, N.T. the traditional ownership of Amoonguna' by John Morton, 1982 - Box 33 Show allonly 1

File 22. Chairman, ADC, 1980-84: Minutes, ADC meeting 30 Nov.-2 Dec 1981; financial statements, 1982; minutes, ADC meeting May 1982 - Box 33 Show allonly 1

File 23. Chairman, ADC, 1980-84: Senior officers' meeting, 1982-83 - Box 33 Show allonly 1

File 24. Chairman, ADC, 1980-84: Sacred sites, Alice Springs, 1983 - Box 33 Show allonly 1

File 25-28. Chairman, ADC, 1980-84: Australian Institute for Aboriginal Studies research grant applications, 1983 - Box 33, 34 Show allonly 1

File 29-30. Chairman, ADC, 1980-84: Australian Aboriginal Affairs Council, 1983 - Box 34 Show allonly 1

File 31. Chairman, ADC, 1980-84: Brief details on Commission properties, 1983 - Box 34 Show allonly 1

File 32. Chairman, ADC, 1980-84: Delta Pastoral Company Pty Ltd, 1983 - Box 34 Show allonly 1

File 33. Chairman, ADC, 1980-84: Discussion paper on national Aboriginal bicentennial objectives, 1983 - Box 34 Show allonly 1

File 34. Chairman, ADC, 1980-84: 'Aspects of Aboriginal land rights in Australia and overseas' (ADC, 1983) and 'Community profile on properties purchased by the Aboriginal Land Fund Commission and the Aboriginal Development Commission in Western Australia' - Box 35 Show allonly 1

File 35. Chairman, ADC, 1980-84: 'The land- the people: a submission by the Aboriginal Development Commission to the Western Australia Aboriginal Land Inquiry', Oct. 1983; 'Views of the Commissioners on alcohol related problems and the advertising of alcoholic beverages'; 'Aboriginal achievements and needs', address by Perkins as Chairman, ADC, 4 July 1983; 'Makarrata ideas and proposals 1979-1983: a summary of developments and suggestions', ADC, 1983 - Box 35 Show allonly 1

File 36. Chairman, ADC, 1980-84: Financial and staffing reports, 1983 - Box 35 Show allonly 1

File 37. Chairman, ADC, 1980-84: Papers, 1983-84 including 'Policy submission on strategy for achievement of national Aboriginal bicentennial objectives' and ministerial brief on Treka Aboriginal Arts and Crafts Pty Ltd - Box 35 Show allonly 1

File 38. Chairman, ADC, 1980-84: Aboriginal Affairs Portfolio Meetings, 1983-84 (in carton) - Box 43 Show allonly 1

File 39. Chairman, ADC, 1980-84: House of Representatives Standing Committee on Expenditure, 1984 - Box 35 Show allonly 1

File 40. Chairman, ADC, 1980-84: 'Brief information about properties held and/or funded by the ADC', Mar. 1984 - Box 35 Show allonly 1

File 41. Chairman, ADC, 1980-84: Aboriginal Land Inquiry, 1984 - Box 35 Show allonly 1

File 42. Commissioner, ADC, 1988: Correspondence, 1988 - Box 36 Show allonly 1

File 43. Commissioner, ADC, 1988: 58th Commission Meeting, Canberra, 14-15 June 1988 - Box 36 Show allonly 1

File 44-47. Commissioner, ADC, 1988: 59th Commission Meeting, Darwin, 27 June-1 July 1988 - Box 36 Show allonly 1

File 48-50. Commissioner, ADC, 1988: 60th Commission Meeting, Canberra, 22 July 1988 - Box 37 Show allonly 1

File 51-54. Commissioner, ADC, 1988: 61st Commission Meeting, Townsville, 22-26 August 1988 - Box 37 Show allonly 1

File 55. Commissioner, ADC, 1988: 61st Commission Meeting - late papers - Box 37 Show allonly 1

File 56. Commissioner, ADC, 1988: 62nd Commission Meeting, Adelaide, 10-14 Oct. 1988 - Box 38 Show allonly 1

File 57. Commissioner, ADC, 1988: 63rd Commission Meeting, Canberra, 20 October 1988 - Box 38 Show allonly 1

File 58. Commissioner, ADC, 1988: 64th Commission Meeting, Canberra, 31 October 1988 - Box 38 Show allonly 1

File 59. Commissioner, ADC, 1988: Tapes of 58th and 60th Commission Meeting, 1988 - Box 38 Show allonly 1

File 60. Commissioner, ADC, 1988: ADC Annual report, 1986-87; ADC internal telephone directory; ADC news, v.4, no. 2 - Box 38 Show allonly 1

File 61. Commissioner, ADC, 1988: ADC corporate plan, 1987-92 - Box 38 Show allonly 1

File 62-63. Commissioner, ADC, 1988: ADC financial delegations - Box 38, 39 Show allonly 1

File 64-65. Commissioner, ADC, 1988: General file - Box 39 Show allonly 1

File 66. Commissioner, ADC, 1988: Charleville Aboriginal Housing Company - Box 39 Show allonly 1

File 67. Commissioner, ADC, 1988: Explanatory notes - Box 39 Show allonly 1

File 68-69. Commissioner, ADC, 1988: Housing Conference, Dubbo, 27-28 July - Box 39 Show allonly 1

File 70-71. Commissioner, ADC, 1988: Housing Conference, Rockhampton, 15-16 Sept. 1988 - Box 39, 40 Show allonly 1

File 72. Commissioner, ADC, 1988: Michael O'Brien matter - Box 40 Show allonly 1

File 73. Commissioner, ADC, 1988: 'A conceptual study for the development of the Wiradjuri Cultural and Tourist Centre, Narrandera' by Chris Helyar Design, 1988 - Box 40 Show allonly 1

File 74. Commissioner, ADC, 1988: Narrandera Tourist Centre - Box 40 Show allonly 1

File 75-76. Commissioner, ADC, 1988: Papers relating to the proposal to form ATSIC, 1987-88 - Box 40 Show allonly 1

File 77. Commissioner, ADC, 1988: Copies of letters and reports sent to the Minister and others, 1987-88 - Box 40 Show allonly 1

File 78. Commissioner, ADC, 1988: Miscellaneous ADC papers, 1988 - Box 40 Show allonly 1

Series 12. Inquiries into the Administration of Aboriginal Affairs, 1980-89 (Closed until 2019) Show allonly 1

On 14 July 1987 the Prime Minister announced that the existing Aboriginal Affairs portfolio bodies would be replaced by a new statutory commission, the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders Commission (ATSIC).

The Senate Select Committee on the Administration of Aboriginal Affairs was established on 1 June 1988 to examine and report upon the Government's proposals for the re-organisation of the administration of Aboriginal Affairs. Part of the Committee's brief was to report on the Government's treatment of the Aboriginal Development Commission and the ten Commissioners. The report was tabled on 28 February 1989.

On 3 November 1988 the Senate referred matters to the Committee of Privileges regarding resolutions passed at Aboriginal Development Commission meetings and inferences of interference with witnesses at Senate Select Committee hearings.

In 1988-89 several other inquiries were conducted into the administration of Aboriginal affairs as a result of allegations made to the Senate Estimates Committee in October 1988. In November 1988 the Minister of Aboriginal Affairs, Gerry Hand, asked the Auditor-General Jack Taylor to undertake an audit of the Aboriginal Development Commission and the Department of Aboriginal Affairs. The Public Service Commissioner was instructed to investigate personnel management in the DAA and the Department of Finance investigated staff classification issues and financial management. Mr Andrew Menzies, former Deputy Secretary of the Attorney-General's Department, also began investigations into matters not dealt with by the other inquiries.

The series contains material relating to these inquiries and includes transcripts of evidence, inquiry reports, correspondence, press releases, press cuttings, and legal papers.

File 1. Senate Select Committee on the Administration of Aboriginal Affairs - proof copies of Hansard reports of Senate Select Committee hearings: 19-20 July 1988 - Box 41 Show allonly 1

File 2. Senate Select Committee on the Administration of Aboriginal Affairs - proof copies of Hansard reports of Senate Select Committee hearings: 19-21 Sept. 1988 - Box 41 Show allonly 1

File 3. Senate Select Committee on the Administration of Aboriginal Affairs - proof copies of Hansard reports of Senate Select Committee hearings:Senate Select Committee on the Administration of Aboriginal Affairs, 1988 - Box 41 Show allonly 1

File 4. Senate Select Committee on the Administration of Aboriginal Affairs - proof copies of Hansard reports of Senate Select Committee hearings:Senate Select Committee on the Administration of Aboriginal Affairs, 1988-89 - Box 41 Show allonly 1

File 5. Senate Committee of Privileges: General background brief, 1988 - Box 41 Show allonly 1

File 6. Senate Committee of Privileges: Detailed brief, 1988 - Box 41 Show allonly 1

File 7. Senate Committee of Privileges: Senate Privileges Committee - 1st reference - ADC matters, 1987-89 - Box 43 Show allonly 1

File 8. Senate Committee of Privileges: Senate Privileges Committee - 2nd reference - background material, 1988 - Box 42 Show allonly 1

File 9. Senate Committee of Privileges: Senate Privileges Committee - 2nd reference - trip, 1988-89 - Box 42 Show allonly 1

File 10. Senate Committee of Privileges: Submissions by Charles Perkins and the Aboriginal Development Commission, 1988-89 - Box 42 Show allonly 1

File 11. Senate Committee of Privileges: Senate Privileges Committee report, June 1989 - Box 42 Show allonly 1

File 12. Senate Estimates Committee: Senator Tambling questions on notice, 14 Oct. 1988 - Box 42 Show allonly 1

File 13. Senate Estimates Committee: Senator Tambling questions on notice, 17 Oct. 1988 - Box 42 Show allonly 1

File 14. Senate Estimates Committee: Senator Short questions on notice plus questions from Senator Baume, 1988 - Box 42 Show allonly 1

File 15. Senate Estimates Committee: Questions from Hansard and addenda and supplementary answers, 1988 - Box 44 Show allonly 1

File 16. Senate Estimates Committee:'Aboriginal advancement programs performance overviews 1987-88', October 1988 provided for the Estimates Committee - Box 44 Show allonly 1

File 17. Senate Estimates Committee: Questions arising from the explanatory notes - Box 44 Show allonly 1

File 18. Senate Estimates Committee: Estimates Committee report to the Senate, Nov. 1988 - Box 44 Show allonly 1

File 19. Auditor-General special audits: Special audit, ADC, 1980-89 - Box 44 Show allonly 1

File 20-21. Auditor-General special audits: Special audit, ADC, Dec. 1988-Jan. 89 - Box 44 Show allonly 1

File 22-23. Auditor-General special audits: Special audit, DAA, Jan. -Apr. 1989 (2 folders) - Box 44, 45 Show allonly 1

File 24. Auditor-General special audits: Special audit, ADC DAA, Mar.-Apr. 1989 - Box 45 Show allonly 1

File 25-26. Auditor-General special audits: Special audit, ADC DAA, Mar.-May 1989 (2 folders) - Box 45 Show allonly 1

File 27. Auditor-General special audits: 'Audit of the Department of Aboriginal Affairs- stage 2' (drafts), Jan. 1989; 'A response to the Auditor-General's special audit report of Mar. 1989' (ADC, Apr. 1989); and 'The Auditor-General final report of special audit: The Aboriginal Development Commission and the Department of Aboriginal Affairs', Oct. 1989 - Box 45 Show allonly 1

File 28-30. Public Service Commissioner: Report on allegations about certain aspects of personnel management in the Department of Aboriginal Affairs by Bruce MacDonald, 30 Dec. 1988 and other papers, Nov. 1988-Apr. 1989 - Box 45 Show allonly 1

File 31. Inquiry into Allegations as to the Administration of Aboriginal Affairs (Menzies Inquiry): Taxi fares, Nov. 1988-May 1989 - Box 46 Show allonly 1

File 32. Inquiry into Allegations as to the Administration of Aboriginal Affairs (Menzies Inquiry): Hetti Perkins material, Nov. 1988-May 1989 - Box 46 Show allonly 1

File 33. Inquiry into Allegations as to the Administration of Aboriginal Affairs (Menzies Inquiry): Menzies Inquiry, Nov. 1988-June 1989 - Box 46 Show allonly 1

File 34. Inquiry into Allegations as to the Administration of Aboriginal Affairs (Menzies Inquiry): Inquiries- general-National Library documents, Nov. 1988-June 1989 - Box 46 Show allonly 1

File 35. Inquiry into Allegations as to the Administration of Aboriginal Affairs (Menzies Inquiry): Menzies Inquiry, May-June 1989 - Box 46 Show allonly 1

File 36. Inquiry into Allegations as to the Administration of Aboriginal Affairs (Menzies Inquiry): Menzies report, June 1989 - Box 46 Show allonly 1

File 37. Inquiry into Allegations as to the Administration of Aboriginal Affairs (Menzies Inquiry): Menzies Inquiry, June-July 1989 - Box 47 Show allonly 1

File 38. Inquiry into Allegations as to the Administration of Aboriginal Affairs (Menzies Inquiry): Transcript of proceedings, 20 April - 12 May 1989 - Box 47 Show allonly 1

File 39. Inquiry into Allegations as to the Administration of Aboriginal Affairs (Menzies Inquiry): Transcript of proceedings, 18 May - 7 June 1989 - Box 47 Show allonly 1

File 40. Inquiry into Allegations as to the Administration of Aboriginal Affairs (Menzies Inquiry): Transcript of interview with C.N. Perkins, 8 June 1989 and transcript of interview between A. Menzies and D. McDonald, 7 June 1989 - Box 47 Show allonly 1

File 41-43. Inquiry into Allegations as to the Administration of Aboriginal Affairs (Menzies Inquiry): Statements by Ken Bond, Clifford Fua, Malcolm Gooda, Phillip Hall, James Halloran, Gerry Hand, ViliaMarcelline, Donald McDonald, Donald O'Rourke, Danny Rose, Edwin Spring, James Wauchope, William Wilson, and Alan Woods - Box 47 Show allonly 1

File 44. Inquiry into Allegations as to the Administration of Aboriginal Affairs (Menzies Inquiry): Attachments to witness statements as at 4 May 1989 - Box 48 Show allonly 1

File 45. Other inquiry papers: Parliamentary statement by the Prime Minister on the administration of Aboriginal affairs, 11 April 1989 - Box 48 Show allonly 1

File 46. Other inquiry papers: Press release by Perkins following the Prime Minister's statement and letter by Perkins regarding Current affairs bulletin article by Roger Wettenhall, Feb. 1989 - Box 48 Show allonly 1

Series 13. Charles Perkins and Associates, Consultations, 1980-93 (bulk 1989-93) Show allonly 1

Perkins formed his own consulting company in 1989 to advise on matters concerning Aboriginal affairs.

The bulk of the series relates to a consultancy conducted between September and December 1989 to provide advice to the NSW Government on its new directions in Aboriginal affairs and amendments to the NSW Aboriginal Land Rights Act 1983. During October and November 1989, Perkins, supported by an Aboriginal Task Force, conducted a series of consultative meetings with Aboriginal community organisations, Aboriginal Land Councils, representatives of the government, parliamentarians and representatives of various churches.

File 1. New directions in Aboriginal affairs: Draft report and recommendations by Charles Perkins and Associates, n.d - Box 49 Show allonly 1

File 2. New directions in Aboriginal affairs: Submissions to the Green Paper 'New directions in Aboriginal affairs', 1989 Papers, 1989-90 including draft Cabinet minute 'New directions in Aboriginal affairs in NSW: proposed new Aboriginal Land and Development Act', Aboriginal Land Rights Act 1983 - Regulation, and Aboriginal Land Rights (Amendment) Bill 1990 - Box 49 Show allonly 1

File 3. New directions in Aboriginal affairs: Aboriginal Land Rights legislation, 1983-90 and 'Management philosophy and policies to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander issues' - Box 49 Show allonly 1

File 4. New directions in Aboriginal affairs: Papers, 1988-90 including submissions by the NSW Aboriginal Land Council and National Farmers Federation, questions in Northern Territory Parliament (1988), Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Commission Bill 1989 Second Reading speech, solicitor's accounts and correspondence - Box 49 Show allonly 1

File 6-7. New directions in Aboriginal affairs: Papers, 1980-90 including NSW Land Council amendments suggestions, NSW Government Green Paper 'New directions in Aboriginal affairs' (Feb. 1989), and Aboriginal legislation - Box 49 Show allonly 1

File 8-10. New directions in Aboriginal affairs: NSW Land Council - key papers, 1988-90 - Box 50 Show allonly 1

File 11. New directions in Aboriginal affairs: Anglican Diocese of Sydney, 1989 - Box 50 Show allonly 1

File 11. New directions in Aboriginal affairs: Anti-discrimination Board, 1989 - Box 50 Show allonly 1

File 11. New directions in Aboriginal affairs: Catholics in Coalition for Justice and Peace, 1989 - Box 50 Show allonly 1

File 11. New directions in Aboriginal affairs: National Parks and Wildlife Service, 1988-89 - Box 50 Show allonly 1

File 12. Consultation meetings (1989): Northern Tablelands - Tamworth, Armidale - Box 50 Show allonly 1

File 13. Consultation meetings (1989): Armidale area - Box 50 Show allonly 1

File 14. Consultation meetings (1989): North West Region - Box 50 Show allonly 1

File 15. Consultation meetings (1989): Western region - Box 51 Show allonly 1

File 16. Consultation meetings (1989): Murray River Region - Moama, WambaWamba - Box 51 Show allonly 1

File 17. Consultation meetings (1989): Wiradjuri Region - Cowra, Wagga Wagga - Box 51 Show allonly 1

File 18. Consultation meetings (1989): South Coast Region - Wollongong, Nowra - Box 51 Show allonly 1

File 19. Consultation meetings (1989): Illawarra and La Perouse - Box 51 Show allonly 1

File 20. Consultation meetings (1989): Metropolitan Region - Tranby, Aboriginal Legal Service, Redfern - Box 51 Show allonly 1

File 21. Consultation meetings (1989): Western-Metropolitan Region - St Mary's, Campbelltown - Box 51 Show allonly 1

File 22. Consultation meetings (1989): Far North Coast Region - Lismore, Barygil - Box 51 Show allonly 1

File 23. Consultation meetings (1989): Central Coast Region - Forster, Taree, Kempsey - Box 52 Show allonly 1

File 24. Consultation meetings (1989): Far South Coast Region - Moruya, Wagonga, Wallaga Lake - Box 52 Show allonly 1

File 25. Consultation meetings (1989): Central Region - Dubbo - Box 52 Show allonly 1

File 26. Consultation meetings (1989): Muswellbrook and attendance lists - Box 52 Show allonly 1

File 27. Other consultancy papers: Aboriginal Housing Cooperative (Redfern) - possible consultancy, 1990-91 - Box 52 Show allonly 1

File 27. Other consultancy papers: NT Office of Local Government, 1992-93 - Box 52 Show allonly 1

File 27. Other consultancy papers: Central Australian Aboriginal Congress Corporate Plan, 1993 - Box 52 Show allonly 1

File 28. Other consultancy papers: Review of the Aborigianal Non-government Organisation Program, 1993 - Box 52 Show allonly 1

Series 14. John and Anna Woods Memorial Trust Fund, 1986-87 Show allonly 1

The John and Anna Woods Memorial Trust Fund was set up after the death of Ethel May Woods in 1977. Ms Woods willed part of her estate to be set up as a trust fund in memory of her parents to be used for the welfare of Aboriginal children.

Perkins was the administrator of the John and Anna Woods Trust Fund in 1982 and in 1986-87. The papers comprise files of correspondence received by Perkins as administrator of the Trust Fund, together with carbon copies of replies.

File 1-4. Correspondence relating to the John and Anna Woods Memorial Trust Fund, 1986-87 - Box 52, 53 Show allonly 1

Series 15. Australia Council Aboriginal Arts Committee, 1989-90 (Closed until 2020) Show allonly 1

In 1976 the Australia Council assumed responsibility for the Aboriginal Arts activities of the Department of Aboriginal Affairs. Perkins was a member of the Committee in 1990-92.

The papers include 'Handbook for members of the Australia Council, its Board and Committees' (1989), 'Policies and procedures of the Australia Council with respect to arts for a multicultural Australia' (n.d.), minutes (1990), address lists and reviews of four Aboriginal cultural organisations: Centre for Aboriginal Studies in Music (Adelaide), Kimberley Aboriginal Law and Cultural Centre, Aboriginal Cultural Foundation and Woomera Aboriginal Corporation.

File 1-3. Australia Council Aboriginal Arts Committee, 1989-90 - Box 48 Show allonly 1

Series 16. Soccer papers, 1958-89 Show allonly 1

Perkins' participation in soccer began in 1950 when he joined the Port Thistle juniors (Adelaide) in 1950. In 1951 he joined the under 18 State squad and from then on played for a number of teams including International United (Redskins) (1954-55), Budapest (1956-57) and Fiorentina (1957). In 1957 a visiting talent scout for the Liverpool club of Everton offered to pay half of his fair to England to try out for the club. In England he trained for Everton and played for an amateur team Bishop Auckland. Perkins stayed in England until mid 1959 when he refused an offer to play for Manchester United and returned home to play for Adelaide Croatia as captain-coach. After moving to Sydney, Perkins played professional soccer with the Sydney Greek Pan-Hellenic (Sydney Olympic) club in 1961-64.

Perkins maintained his interest in soccer and held numerous positions with sporting organisations including Vice President and member of the Executive of the Australian Soccer Federation, 1986-88; President and Vice-President of the Australian Indoor Soccer Federation; and President and Board member of the Soccer Club of Canberra.

The papers include cuttings, photographs, letters and programs relating to his years as a soccer player and minutes of meetings, correspondence, financial statements, newsletters and other papers relating to his involvement in soccer administration.

File 1. Soccer cuttings, 1958-87 - Box 53 Show allonly 1

File 2. Soccer papers, 1957-61 including photographs, letters and issues of Soccer news (1960) and programs - Box 53 Show allonly 1

File 3. Miscellaneous soccer papers (including Australian Soccer Federation and ACT Soccer Federation), 1974, 1984-89 - Box 53 Show allonly 1

File 4-5. Soccer Club of Canberra, 1979-88 - Box 54 Show allonly 1

File 6. Australian Indoor Soccer Federation, 1985-86 - Box 54 Show allonly 1

File 7. National Soccer League, 1986-88 - Box 54 Show allonly 1

File 8. Indoor Soccer, 1989 - Box 53 Show allonly 1

Series 17. Writings by Perkins, 1968-90 Show allonly 1

This series contains mainly copies and drafts of speeches by Perkins as well as a few articles and other written pieces and the transcripts of two interviews with John Laws. Some files also contain speeches by others, correspondence, notes, cuttings, invitations and articles.

File 1. Australian National University Aboriginal seminars, 7 Mar. 1974 - Box 55 Show allonly 1

File 2-3. Speeches, 1976-82 - Box 55 Show allonly 1

File 4-5. Speeches, 1983-88 - Box 55 Show allonly 1

File 6. Speeches, 1988-93 - Box 55 Show allonly 1

File 7. Press material and speaking engagements, Nov. 1988-May 1989 - Box 56 Show allonly 1

File 8. Press material and speaking engagements, 1989 - Box 56 Show allonly 1

File 9. Speeches, 1990 and undated - Box 56 Show allonly 1

File 10. Articles, 1968-89 and transcripts of interviews with John Laws, 9 July 1980 and 3 Sept. 1988 - Box 56 Show allonly 1

Series 18. Subject files, 1964-89 Show allonly 1

General subject files containing cuttings, printed material, articles, letters, minutes, press releases, and other papers.

File 1. Aboriginal art/Gary Foley, 1988-89 - Box 56 Show allonly 1

File 2. Aboriginal cricket tour, Vic, 1988 - Box 56 Show allonly 1

File 3. ATSIC material, 1989 - Box 56 Show allonly 1

File 4. American Indians, 1974-78 - Box 57 Show allonly 1

File 5. Arakun, 1975-76 - Box 57 Show allonly 1

File 6. Australian Administrative Staff College Association, 1973-77 - Box 57 Show allonly 1

File 7. Bill of Rights/ Racial Discrimination Bill, 1973-75 - Box 57 Show allonly 1

File 8. Bills and Acts, 1964-78 - Box 57 Show allonly 1

File 9. Black news service, 1976-77 - Box 57 Show allonly 1

File 10. Business cards, n.d - Box 57 Show allonly 1

File 11. Cartoons, 1976 - Box 57 Show allonly 1

File 12. Central Australian land rights news, 1975-77 - Box 57 Show allonly 1

File 13. Katherine Rural College Planning Committee report, 1976 - Box 58 Show allonly 1

File 14. Queensland Aboriginal and Islanders Commission, 1976 - Box 58 Show allonly 1

File 15. Race relations- Bradford, U.K, 1977-78 - Box 58 Show allonly 1

File 16. World vision, 1982 - Box 58 Show allonly 1

Series 19. Legal papers, 1982-92 Show allonly 1

Files relating to defamation cases and legal expenses incurred by Perkins over the Menzies inquiry and other cases. The cases covered by the series are Charles Perkins v John Fairfax and Sons, a defamation action regarding a Sydney Morning Herald article of 27 June 1984 impugning Perkin's actions as Chairman of the Aboriginal Development Commission; Charles Perkins v Nationwide News Pty Ltd, regarding an editorial and cartoon on Perkins' sacking as Secretary of the Department of Aboriginal Affairs featured in the Australian of 11 Nov. 1988; Charles Perkins v BurnumBurnum and Nationwide News Pty Ltd regarding comments by BurnumBurnum on Perkins in The Australian magazine of 1-2 Apr. 1989; and a NSW Judicial Commission investigation into public comments made by Pat O'Shane about Perkins and the administration of Aboriginal affairs.

The files include legal documents, news cuttings, correspondence with his solicitor Peter Hohnen of Macphillamy, Cummins and Gibson, letters of appreciation written by former clients to Peter Hohnen, legal accounts, Hansard extracts, press releases, apology by BurnumBurnum and other background material relevant to the cases.

File 1. John Fairfax and Sons, 1984-89 - Box 58 Show allonly 1

File 2. Harry Penrith, BurnumBurnum, News Ltd, 1982-91 - Box 58 Show allonly 1

File 3-6. Perkins v Nationwide News Pty Ltd, vol 2, 1985-92 - Box 58, 59 Show allonly 1

File 7. Pat O'Shane, 1988-89 - Box 59 Show allonly 1

File 8. Menzies inquiry, 1989 - Box 59 Show allonly 1

File 9. Macphillamy, Cummins and Gibson (solicitors), 1977-89 - Box 59 Show allonly 1

Series 20. Cutting files and press cuttings, 1961-89 Show allonly 1

The cuttings were received by the Library in three groups: bundles of cuttings with subject headings; a small series of chronological files (1988-89) and a quantity of miscellaneous, loose cuttings. The subject files have been arranged in alphabetical order. The chronological files relate to the period immediately after Perkins' sacking from his position as Secretary of the Department of Aboriginal Affairs, but also relate to Aboriginal issues generally.

The loose cuttings include articles and features on Perkins and his career and refer to many incidents in Perkins' life including the freedom rides, his graduation from university, the Foundation for Aboriginal Affairs 1964 Appeal, the kidnap of Nancy Prasad in 1965, the 1974 hostage incident at the Department of Aboriginal Affairs, his criticisms of Senator Cavanagh in 1974, and the inquiries into Perkins' conduct as Secretary of the Department of Aboriginal Affairs. Other cuttings relate more generally to Aboriginal achievements and issues, particularly in the decade 1965-75.

The cutting files contain some other material as well as cuttings such as press releases, Hansard extracts and booklets.

See also series 16 for soccer cuttings and series 4 for a cutting book on the Foundation for Aboriginal Affairs.

File 1. Subject files: Aboriginal Advancement League, 1967-83 - Box 59 Show allonly 1

File 2. Subject files: Art, 1981-83 - Box 59 Show allonly 1

File 3. Subject files: Australian Institute of Aboriginal Studies, 1969-85 - Box 59 Show allonly 1

File 4. Subject files: Australian Labor Party - Aboriginal policy, 1980-84 - Box 60 Show allonly 1

File 5. Subject files: Bagot Reserve (N.T.), 1971-80 - Box 60 Show allonly 1

File 6. Subject files: Bicentenary, 1981-85 - Box 60 Show allonly 1

File 7. Subject files: Black trackers, 1961-85 - Box 60 Show allonly 1

File 8. Subject files: Jimmie Blacksmith, 1977-78 - Box 60 Show allonly 1

File 9. Subject files: Ernie Bridge, 1977? - Box 60 Show allonly 1

File 9. Subject files: Sam Calder, n.d - Box 60 Show allonly 1

File 10. Subject files: Central Land Council, 1976-80 - Box 61 Show allonly 1

File 11. Subject files: Culture (Aboriginal), 1981-85 - Box 61 Show allonly 1

File 12. Subject files: Discrimination bill, 1973-80 - Box 61 Show allonly 1

File 13. Subject files: Jack Doolan, 1977-82 - Box 61 Show allonly 1

File 14. Subject files: Education, 1974-85 - Box 61 Show allonly 1

File 15. Subject files: Education (NT), 1973-83 - Box 62 Show allonly 1

File 16. Subject files: Education (Qld), 1974-85 - Box 62 Show allonly 1

File 17. Subject files: Employment, 1977-85 - Box 62 Show allonly 1

File 18. Subject files: Paul Everingham, 1981-83 - Box 62 Show allonly 1

File 19. Subject files: Eye diseases, 1981-85 - Box 63 Show allonly 1

File 20. Subject files: Film, 1969-83 - Box 63 Show allonly 1

File 21. Subject files: Fringe dwellers, 1977-81 - Box 64 Show allonly 1

File 22. Subject files: Bill Grayden, 1980-81 - Box 64 Show allonly 1

File 23. Subject files: Al Grassby, 1981 - Box 64 Show allonly 1

File 24. Subject files: Ralph Hunt, 1971-79 - Box 64 Show allonly 1

File 25. Subject files: John Isaacs, 1977-81 - Box 64 Show allonly 1

File 26. Subject files: Les Johnson, 1971-77 - Box 64 Show allonly 1

File 27. Bernie Kilgariff, 1977-81 - Box 64 Show allonly 1

File 28. Subject files: Land right - pastoral lease, 1957-82 - Box 64 Show allonly 1

File 29. Subject files: Letters to editor, Adelaide Advertiser, 1971-83 - Box 65 Show allonly 1

File 30. Subject files: Letters to editor, Australian, 1973-84 - Box 65 Show allonly 1

File 31. Subject files: Letters to editor, Canberra Times, 1974-84 - Box 65 Show allonly 1

File 32. Subject files: Letters to editor, Centralian Advocate, 1972-82 - Box 65 Show allonly 1

File 33. Subject files: Letters to editor, Sydney Morning Herald, 1968-83 - Box 66 Show allonly 1

File 34. Subject files: Goff Letts, 1976-78 - Box 66 Show allonly 1

File 35. Subject files: Liberal Party, 1974-84 - Box 66 Show allonly 1

File 36. Subject files: Maralinga, 1984 - Box 66 Show allonly 1

File 37. Subject files: Charles Perkins, 1985-86 - Box 67 Show allonly 1

File 38. Subject files: Redfern (NSW), 1973-83 - Box 67 Show allonly 1

File 39. Subject files: Alan Ridge, 1977-79 - Box 67 Show allonly 1

File 40. Subject files: Roebourne (WA), 1974-83 - Box 67 Show allonly 1

File 41. Subject files: Lionel Rose, n.d - Box 68 Show allonly 1

File 42. Subject files: Roxby Downs, 1983 - Box 68 Show allonly 1

File 43. Subject files: Rupert Maxwell Stuart, 1973-81 - Box 68 Show allonly 1

File 44. Subject files: Dennis Walker, 1970-82 - Box 68 Show allonly 1

File 45. Subject files: Galarrwuy Yunupingu, 1978-83 - Box 68 Show allonly 1

File 46. Chronological files: Press cuttings, Nov. 1988-Dec. 1988 - Box 69 Show allonly 1

File 47. Chronological files: Press cuttings, Dec. 2-Dec. 22 1988 - Box 69 Show allonly 1

File 48. Chronological files: Press cuttings, Dec. 22 1988 - Jan. 31 1989 - Box 69 Show allonly 1

File 49. Chronological files: Press cuttings, Jan. 31 - Mar. 11 1989 - Box 69 Show allonly 1

File 50. Chronological files: Press cuttings, 15 Mar. - 21 Apr. 1989 - Box 70 Show allonly 1

File 51. Chronological files: Press cuttings, 21 Apr. - 21 June 1989 - Box 70 Show allonly 1

File 52. Chronological files: CNP dismissal, Nov. 1988-Aug. 1989 - Box 70 Show allonly 1

File 53-59. Loose cuttings: Cuttings (mainly biographical), 1963-1989 - Box 70, 71 Show allonly 1

File 60-61. Loose cuttings: Cuttings on Aboriginal issues, 1964-92 - Box 71 Show allonly 1

Series 21. Miscellaneous papers, 1956-93 Show allonly 1

Miscellaneous papers including papers relating to Perkins' candidacy for the Senate election in 1975, papers relating to the awarding of his Order of Australia in 1987, papers relating to overseas trips, 1982-85, papers relating to the biography of Perkins by Dr Peter Read and speeches, articles and other writings by other authors. Most of the papers are arranged roughly chronologically.

File 1-5. Writings by others, 1962-93 - Box 72 + Folio-Box 1 Show allonly 1

File 6. Miscellaneous papers, 1956-67 - Box 72 Show allonly 1

File 7. Personal papers (1963-1967) and photographs - Box 72 Show allonly 1

File 8. Papers, 1968-75 - Box 73 Show allonly 1

File 9. School syllabus material on Aborigines by Ian Spalding, c. 1970 - Box 73 Show allonly 1

File 10-11. National Tribal Council, 1970-73 - Box 73 Show allonly 1

File 12. Miscellaneous papers, 1974-75 - Box 73 Show allonly 1

File 13-14. 1975 Senate election campaign - Box 73 Show allonly 1

File 15. 'Aboriginal land rights: the view from Australia' by Stephen J. Aronson, 1976 - Box 74 Show allonly 1

File 16. Address lists, 1980-81 - Box 74 Show allonly 1

File 17-20. Papers relating to overseas trips to Hawaii (1982), Louisiana World Expo (1984) and New Zealand (1985) - Box 74 Show allonly 1

File 21. Papers, 1985-88 - Box 75 Show allonly 1

File 22. Papers, 1988-89 - Box 75 Show allonly 1

File 23. Papers re biography, 1989-90 - Box 75 Show allonly 1

File 24-25. Papers, 1991-93 - Box 75 Show allonly 1

File 26-27. Undated papers - Box 75 Show allonly 1

Series 22. Publications, 1962-92 Show allonly 1

A small quantity of publications collected by Perkins, some containing articles on Perkins and the remainder relating to Aboriginal issues. Publications held in the Library's book and serial collections were discarded.

File 1-21. Publications, 1962-92 - Folio-Box 1 Show allonly 1