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Aborigines Protection (Amendment) Act 1918, New South Wales


The Aborigines Protection (Amendment) Act 1918 extended the reach of the Aborigines Protection Act 1909 to include, specifically, ‘any person having apparently an admixture of Aboriginal blood’. This, in effect, meant that any police officer or employee of the Aborigines Protection Board could decide whether someone was Aboriginal by looking at them. It swept more people into the control because it was able to take action against Aboriginal people who did not live on its reserves or stations. It was repealed by the Aborigines Act 1969.

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