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Aboriginals Ordinance 1918 (1918 - 1953)

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    Aboriginals Ordinance 1918, courtesy of AustLII: Australasian Legal Information Institute; and AIATSIS: To Remove and Protect: NT.
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From
1918
To
1953
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Principal Act
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This Aboriginals Ordinance 1918 (Act no. 9/1918) combined and replaced the Northern Territory Aboriginals Act of 1910 (SA) and the Commonwealth Aboriginals Ordinance of 1911. It carried over most of the provisions of the previous Ordinances. The Chief Protector retained control over many aspects of Aboriginal lives and continued to be the legal guardian of every Aboriginal child. The Aboriginals Ordinance 1918 was amended 18 times over the following decades, and was repealed by the Welfare Ordinance 1953.

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The Aboriginals Ordinance was amended by Act No.6 1923, Act No.10 1924, Act No.11 1924, Act No.14 1925, Act No.5 1927, Act No.17 1928, Act No.23 1928, Act No.5 1930, Act No.4 1933, Act No.4 1936, Act No.5 1937, Act No.7 1937, Act No.4 1939, Act No.11 1941, Act No.5 1943, Act No.8 1947, Act No.7 1953, Act No.9 1953

Timeline

 1910 - 1918 Northern Territory Aboriginals Act 1910
       1918 - 1953 Aboriginals Ordinance 1918
             1957 - 1964 Welfare Ordinance 1953
                   1964 - 1984 Social Welfare Ordinance 1964
                         1984 - 2008 Community Welfare Act 1983
                               2008 - Care and Protection of Children Act 2007

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Title
Aboriginals Ordinance 1918
Type
Document
Date
1918
Source
AustLII: Australasian Legal Information Institute; and AIATSIS: To Remove and Protect: NT

Details

Sources used to compile this entry: 'Northern Territory: Legislation', in To remove and protect: laws that changed Aboriginal lives, Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies, 2008, http://www.aiatsis.gov.au/collections/exhibitions/remove/index.html; 'Northern Territory documents', in Documenting a Democracy, National Archives of Australia, 2011, http://www.foundingdocs.gov.au/area.asp?aID=4; Aboriginals Ordinance 1918 [Document]; Law Research Service, Melbourne Law School, Law Library, The University of Melbourne. 'Find and Connect Project - Northern Territory Legislation', 1 February 2013, held in the project files at the University of Melbourne eScholarship Research Centre.

Prepared by: Karen George and Gary George