This is an excellent resource for finding the records of other institutions who were involved in the guardianship of children in care. Also available in hard copy in the Family History area on Lower Ground 2 of the Governor Marie Bashir Reading Room and in the Australian Reference section of the Special Collections area in the Mitchell Library
AIATSIS assists Indigenous people with researching their family history. Their website has online guides with a focus on helping people help themselves. As they offer an Australia-wide service there is a limit as to how much research they are able to do for each person.
AISTSIS cannot compile family trees nor can they confirm Aboriginality.
The Family Records Unit at Aboriginal Affairs was set up to help people from New South Wales to access government records about themselves and their family. They also give researchers permission to access the Aborigines Protection Board and Aborigines Welfare Board records.
State Records NSW is the repository for New South Wales government records. Aboriginal people feature in many of these records and the Aboriginal Resources: Guide to NSW State archives throws some light on a few of them.
It is helpful to look at the section 'Use the Archives' for information about where the records are held, access directions to records relating to Aboriginal people and the possibility of copying the relevant materials.
Link-Up NSW was established around 1980 to assist Aboriginal people who were separated from their family as a result of government intervention.
It provides caseworkers to assist individuals to find their family, to counsel and support them with their reunions, as well as to provide post reunion support. It also help families who are currently at risk of being separated.