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Northern Territory - Legislation

Adoption of Children Ordinance 1935 (1935 - 1951)

Principal Act

The Adoption of Children Ordinance 1935 (no 14/1935) provided for the legal adoption of children in the Northern Territory for the first time. It was repealed by the Adoption of Children Act 1949, which commenced on 7 November 1951.

Sources used to compile this entry: Law Research Service, Melbourne Law School, Law Library, The University of Melbourne. 'Find and Connect Project - Northern Territory Legislation', 1 February 2013, held in the project files at the University of Melbourne eScholarship Research Centre.

Prepared by: Karen George and Gary George