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Northcote Children’s Home Act 1976

The Northcote Children’s Home Act, no 8921, was passed in 1976 following the passing of the Northcote Trust Fund Act in 1975. Its primary purpose was to designate current employees of the Northcote Farm School as public servants and so that their employment continued as the Victorian Government took over the running of the Home….

Northcote School Act 1960, Victoria

The Northcote School Act, No. 6700, was passed in 1960 to make it possible for children other than British Child Migrants to be placed at the Northcote Farm School. According to the preamble of the Act: the Northcote School can provide accommodation for at least one hundred children; the English trustees have recently been unable…

Northcote Trust Fund Act 1975, Victoria

The Northcote Trust Fund Act, No. 8678, was passed in 1975 to pass control of the Northcote Farm School to the Victorian Government, and to sell the land on which the Northcote Farm School and transfer ownership to the Victorian Government. According to the preamble of the Act: the English trustees had determined to cease…

The Cape Barren Island Reserve Act 1912, Tasmania

The Cape Barren Island Reserve Act 1912 (3 George V, No 16), had the full title ‘An Act to provide for the subdivision of the Cape Barren Island Reserve, and for other purposes’. It provided for the subdivision of the Cape Barren Island Reserve into homesteads and agricultural blocks specifically for the use of the…

The Marriage Amendment Act 1906, Tasmania

The Marriage Amendment Act 1906 also known by its full title “An Act to amend ‘The Marriage Act 1895′” (Act no.6 Edw. VII No.19) stresses the legitimacy of marriages conducted prior to the Marriages Act 1895, or by Officiating Ministers whom were believed to be legitimate by the married parties even if they turned out…

The Maintenance Act 1921, Tasmania

The Maintenance Act 1921 had the full title “An Act to consolidate and amend the Law relating to the Maintenance of Deserted Wives and Children and Other Persons, and to provide for and facilitate the Obtaining and Enforcing of Maintenance Orders in Tasmania and Other Countries in which Reciprocal Provisions are in force, and for…

The Maintenance Act 1924, Tasmania

The Maintenance Act 1924 with the full title “An Act to amend ‘The Maintenance Act 1921′” (Act no.15 Geo. V No.16) makes changes to three key parts of The Maintenance Act 1921. This act was repealed in 1968 by the Maintenance Act 1967 (Act no.36/1976). Under the Maintenance Act 1921 individual maintenance orders made in…

The Training Schools Act 1867, Tasmania

The Training Schools Act 1867 also known by its full title “An Act to encourage the Establishment of Training Schools” (Act no. 31 Vict.No.36) established the Training School system in Tasmania. This legislation was repealed in 1896 by the Youthful Offenders, Destitute and Neglected Children Act 1896 (Act no. 60 Vict No.24) and underwent two…

Police Prisons Act 1905, South Australia

The Police Prisons Act 1905 (Act No.884/1905) was passed on 9 December 1905. Its full title was: An Act to provide for the establishment of Police Prisons. The Act was repealed by the Prisons Act 1936 on 1 June 1937.

Adoption of Children Act 1925, South Australia

The Adoption of Children Act 1925 (Act No. 1692/1925) commenced on 17 December 1925. Its long title was ‘An Act relating to the Adoption of Children’. It introduced a system of legal adoption of children in South Australia for children under the age of 15 years. It was repealed by the Adoption of Children Act…