The Apprenticing of the Children of the Queen's Orphan Schools 1838, with the full title, 'An Act for apprenticing the Children of the Queen's Orphan Schools in this Island'(Act no. 2 Vict. No.27) gave authority to the Lieutenant Governor to engage children from the Queen's Orphan School in apprenticeships with employers of the Lieutenant Governor's choice. Boys under the age of 18 and unmarried girls under the age of 18 could be apprenticed in this way. The legislation also stipulates that children were entitled to 'proper treatment', and that employers could not discharge apprentices without permission. This act was repealed by the Queens Asylum Act 1861 (Act no. 25 Vict. No.5).
Sources used to compile this entry: Law Research Service, Melbourne Law School, Law Library, The University of Melbourne. 'Find and Connect Project - Tasmanian Legislation', 20 January 2014, held in the project files at the University of Melbourne eScholarship Research Centre.
Prepared by: Elizabeth Daniels
Created: 23 December 2014, Last modified: 9 October 2015