Aboriginal Advancement League

Category: Organisation
Sub Category:Incorporated Association
Location:Victoria, Australia
Alternative Names:
  • Aborigines' Advancement League
  • Summary Information:
    The Aboriginal Advancement League (AAL) was formed following the Victorian Government’s appointment, in 1955, of a retired magistrate, Charles McLean, to inquire into the circumstances of Aboriginal Victorians. McLean was critical of conditions at the two remaining Aboriginal reserves, Lake Tyers and Framlingham and suggested that Indigenous Victorians of mixed descent should be removed and assimilated, thereby reducing the populations of the reserves. The people at Lake Tyers resisted all attempts to close their community; one result of their campaign being the formation of the Victorian Aboriginal Advancement League.
    Detailed Information:
    The AAL is now located in Thornbury in Melbourne's northern suburbs. Its aim is to establish and administer programs which improve the social, economic and cultural circumstances of Aboriginal people. These include family support, food assistance, home visits, advocacy, counselling and educational programs, drug and alcohol awarenes and funeral services.

    Related Entries

    Organisation
  • Darebin Aboriginal Reconciliation Working Party
  • Event
  • Statement of Commitment by Darebin City Council
  • Watt St, Northcote Land Transfer
  • Northcote Land Transfer
  • Legislation
  • Aboriginal Land (Northcote Land) Act 1989 (Vic)
  • Aboriginal Lands (Aborigines' Advancement League) (Watt St, Northcote) Act 1982 (Vic)
  • Place
  • Framlingham Aboriginal Reserve
  • Lake Tyers Aboriginal Reserve

  • Glossary

    Incorporated Association