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Northern Territory - Legislation

Aboriginals Ordinance 1939 (1939 - 1953)

Amending Act

The Aboriginals Ordinance 1939 (Act No. 4/1939) amended the Aboriginals Ordinance 1918. The 1918 Ordinance had already undergone amendments in 1924, 1927, 1928, 1930,1933, 1936 and 1937. The 1939 amendment was significant because it brought about the abolition of the role of Chief Protector, replacing it with the Director of Native Affairs. It commenced on 5 April 1939.

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