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Tasmanian Aboriginal Research Trust
Agency Number:
Start Date:
01 Jan 1979
End Date:
31 Dec 1985
Norman Plomley established the Tasmanian Aboriginal Research Trust in 1979. The Trust, based at the State Library of Tasmania, aimed to develop a definitive collection of documentary and associated materials relating to the Tasmanian Aborigines, supporting research into, and publishing materials on the Tasmanian Aborigines, and for certain other purposes.
Insurmountable personal differences with State Library board members resulted in the dissolution of the trust by an Act of Parliament in 1984. Reconstituted as the Plomley Foundation, the Trust is now administered by the Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery (QVMAG).
Information Sources:
Plomley, Norman James Brian (1912-1994) by Margaret Glover (Australia Dictionary of Biography)
Legislation Creating:
Deed 16 Jan 1979 between NJB Plomley & Perpetual Trustees & National Executors & Trustees.
Legislation Abolishing Agency:
Plomley Trusts Act 1984 (Tas)
Functions Performed:
Cultural affairs
Controlling Agencies:
State Library of Tasmania (TA34)01 Jan 194331 Oct 2006
Series Created By Agency:
AA485 Minutes of Meetings.01 Aug 197930 Apr 1981