Who can view the Tindale Collection?

The South Australian Museum is the custodian of the Tindale Collection, with the AHRS division at the DLGSC holding copies of the Western Australian component under a Custodial Agreement. Under the terms of the agreement, only direct descendants or those with written approval from communities or families can view the genealogies..

To access Tindale records, applicants can select the ‘Request more information’ option when browsing the online index. Applicants can also apply by completing a hardcopy Family History or General Research form available from the Aboriginal History Research Services page. The form should be submitted to ahrs@dlgsc.wa.gov.au, along with a photocopy of identification. Alternatively, you may wish to make an appointment to see one of the AHWA team members who are available to assist with request.

Native Title researchers can request to view the records for purposes related to the resolution of native title claims pursuant to the Native Title Act 1993 (Cth) only. Please see the Native Title researcher page for information on how to apply.  

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