Full descriptionA Certificate of exemption was granted to each applicant who in the opinion of the Aborigines Welfare Board ought no longer be subject to the provisions of the Aborigines Protection Act and Regulations. A Recipient was no longer eligible to receive any benefit, assistance or relief from the Board, and had to undertake to provide a proper home for himself/herself and his/her family. The certificates measure 16.5cm by 12.5cm and were folded in half and carried by the individual like a passport. The certificates contain the following information: name, caste [please note this is the language as it is used in the record], age, place of residence, date, photograph of the individual, and the signatures of the following three officials: Chairman of the Aborigines Welfare Board, Member of the Aborigines Welfare Board and the Secretary of the Aborigines Welfare Board. These appear to be a duplicate set of certificates held by the Board and some certificates no longer have photographs attached.
Created: 1949-11-22 to 1954-10-20
Data time period: 21 11 1949 to 19 10 1954
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