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South Australia - Legislation

Destitute Persons Act 1872 (1872 - 1881)

From
1872
To
1881
Categories
Principal Act
Alternative Names
  • Destitute Persons Relief and Industrial and Reformatory Schools Act 1872
Website
http://www6.austlii.edu.au/cgi-bin/viewdb/au/legis/sa/num_act/dpa26o35a36v1872327/

The Destitute Persons [Relief and Industrial and Reformatory Schools] Act 1872 (No 26 of 35 and 36 Vic, 1872) was passed and commenced on 27 November 1872. Its full title was "An Act to repeal the 'Destitute Persons Relief Act, 1866', to make other provisions in lieu thereof, and to provide for the establishment and management of Industrial and Reformatory schools". It was repealed by the Destitute Persons Act 1881 on 18 November 1881.

Details

The Destitute Persons Act 1872 defined a 'convicted child' (as distinct from a neglected child, or a destitute child) as 'any child who shall be convicted of any offence punishable by imprisonment'.

Timeline

 1843 - 1867 Maintenance Act 1843
 1848 - 1867 Orphans Act 1848
 1863 - 1867 Destitute Asylum Act 1863
       1867 - 1872 Destitute Persons Relief Act 1866
             1872 - 1881 Destitute Persons Act 1872
                   1881 - 1927 Destitute Persons Act 1881
                         1927 - 1972 Maintenance Act 1926
                               1972 - Community Welfare Act 1972

Sources used to compile this entry:

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: Christine Moje