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South Australia - Legislation

Children's Protection Act 1899 (1899 - 1937)

  • Children's Protection Act 1899

    Children's Protection Act 1899, courtesy of AIATSIS.
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From
1899
To
1937
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Principal Act
Website
http://www6.austlii.edu.au/cgi-bin/viewdb/au/legis/sa/num_act/cpa730o62a63v1899322/

The Children's Protection Act 1899 (No 730 of 62 and 63 Vic, 1899) was fully entitled: An Act relating to the Protection of Children. It began on 21 December 1899 and was repealed by the Children's Protection Act 1936 on 1 April 1937. The Act allowed for the removal of children to an institution if they were found by a court to be neglected.

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Key provision: An offence for a near relative or other person having the care, custody or control of a child to neglect to provide food, clothing and lodging for the child; to ill-treat, neglect, abandon or expose the child or cause the child to be so treated. A child found by a court to be so treated may be removed to an institution. Repealed by Children's Protection Act 1936.

Amending acts: Act No.875/1904, Act No.1334/1918, Act No.2252/1935.

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Children's Protection Act 1899
Title
Children's Protection Act 1899
Type
Document
Date
1899
Source
AIATSIS

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Sources used to compile this entry: To Remove and Protect, South Australian Legislation, AIATSIS, 2009, http://aiatsis.gov.au/collections/collections-online/digitised-collections/remove-and-protect/south-australia;

Law Research Service, Melbourne Law School, Law Library, The University of Melbourne. 'Find and Connect Project - South Australia Legislation', 13 December 2013, held in the project files at the University of Melbourne eScholarship Research Centre.

Prepared by: Melissa Downing, Christine Moje