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Bastardy Laws Act 1875 (1875 - )

  • Bastardy Laws Act 1875

    Bastardy Laws Act 1875, 21 December 1875, courtesy of State Law Publisher of Western Australia.
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1875
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Principal Act
Website
https://www.legislation.wa.gov.au/legislation/statutes.nsf/main_mrtitle_10505_homepage.html

The Bastardy Laws Act 1875 (39 Vict. No. 8) strengthened the provisions for obtaining maintence for illegitimate children from their natural relatives. This Act enabled orphanages and other institutions where illegitimate children were in care to attempt to obtain maintenance payments from natural parents.

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Bastardy Laws Act 1875
Title
Bastardy Laws Act 1875
Type
Document
Date
21 December 1875
Source
State Law Publisher of Western Australia

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Prepared by: Debra Rosser