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Legislation Aborigines Act 1934
State of South Australia
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The Aborigines Act 1934 combined the provisions of the previous 1911 and 1923 Aborigines Acts.
Key Provisions: Combined the provisions of the 1911 Act and the 1923 Act. No significant alterations to the powers or duties of the Chief Protector. Chief Protector may commit any 'aboriginal child to any institution within the meaning of the Maintenance Act 1926 … to be there detained or otherwise dealt with under the said Act until such child attains the age of eighteen years'. The child may then be dealt with as a neglected child under the Maintenance Act. These provisions only apply to legitimate 'aboriginal' children who have either obtained a qualifying certificate within the meaning of the Education Act 1915 or attained the age of fourteen years; and illegitimate 'aboriginal' children who, in the opinion of the Chief Protector and the Children's Welfare and Public Relief Board are neglected or otherwise proper persons to be dealt with under this Act'. Chief Protector has similar powers to remove 'aboriginals' and 'half-castes' as in 1911 Act. Repealed by Aboriginal Affairs Act 1962.
- Aborigines Act 1934 (SA), 1934. Details
- To Remove and Protect, South Australian Legislation, AIATSIS, 2009, http://www.aiatsis.gov.au/collections/exhibitions/remove/sa/legislation.html. Details
- Aborigines Act 1934
Sources used to compile this entry: To Remove and Protect, South Australian Legislation, AIATSIS, 2009, http://www.aiatsis.gov.au/collections/exhibitions/remove/sa/legislation.html.
Prepared by: Melissa Downing
Created: 21 February 2011, Last modified: 29 May 2012