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Victoria - Legislation

Neglected and Criminal Children's Amendment Act 1878 (1879 - 1888)

Amending Act

'An Act to further amend the Law relating to Neglected and Criminal Children' (Act no. 626) amended the Neglected and Criminal Children's Act 1864. It allowed for the Governor in Council to transfer any child in an industrial school to a reformatory school and vice versa for the period of their term of detention.


Left to operation 16 May 1879. Government Gazette No. 52, 1879, p.1123.
This Act was repealed by the Juvenile Offenders Act 1887 on 1 January 1888.
Number 626.


Online Resources

Sources used to compile this entry: Law Research Service, Melbourne Law School, Law Library, The University of Melbourne. 'Find and Connect Project - Victoria Legislation', 13 December 2013, held in the project files at the University of Melbourne eScholarship Research Centre.

Prepared by: Rosemary Francis