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Newspaper Article

Adopting Children
Western Mail
Charles Harper, J.W. Hackett, James Gibey, for the Western mail office, Perth, 21 May 1915, p. 4

'Adopting Children' is an article from the Western Mail newspaper's 'Mutual Help' section. In this article, which is in a 'question-and-answer' format, a person has written to the newspaper asking about the process of adopting a child. An answer to this query was given by Mr James Longmore, the long-serving Secretary of what was then the Public Charities and State Children's Department. The article gives a good overview of attitudes to adoption as well as the legal processes in Western Australia in the early years of the twentieth century.

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