The Aborigines Act Amendment Act 1911 (Act no. 1911/042) (1 Geo. V No.53)) commenced on 16 February 1911. It amended the Aborigines Act 1905 to make the Chief Protector the guardian of 'every aboriginal and half-caste child to the exclusion of the rights of the mother of an illegitimate half-caste child.' This Act was repealed by the Native Welfare Act 1963 on 1 July 1964.
Sources used to compile this entry: To Remove and Protect: Aboriginal Lives Under Control [website], 2010, https://aiatsis.gov.au/collection/featured-collections/remove-and-protect; Law Research Service, Melbourne Law School, Law Library, The University of Melbourne. 'Find and Connect Project - Western Australia Legislation', 13 December 2013, held in the project files at the University of Melbourne eScholarship Research Centre.
Prepared by: Leanne Howard and Debra Rosser
Created: 28 June 2011, Last modified: 15 June 2018