To improve access to these records the State Records Office has undertaken initiatives designed to help Aboriginal people achieve greater ease of access to information that may be of importance for family history research.
In Western Australia successive State Government agencies controlled the lives of Aboriginal people from 1905 until the latter were granted citizenship rights in the late 1960s.
It is enmeshed in a complex web of kin obligations and responsibilities.
It is underwritten by exchanges which both pre-and post-date any individual marriage.
Perhaps what is most interesting about their figurative art painted on rocks and in caves is the way in which they have represented the Wandjinas - white faces, devoid of a mouth, large black eyes, and a head surrounded by a halo or some type of helmet.