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Aborigines Protection (Amendment) Act 1943, New South Wales

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The Aborigines Protection (Amendment) Act 1943 (13/1943) created ‘exemption certificates’ which enabled an Aboriginal person to argue they should no longer be deemed to be ‘an aborigine or a person apparently having an admixture of aboriginal blood’, and could thus escape the provisions of the Aborigines Protection Act and enjoy similar freedoms to white people. The Act enabled the Board, for the first time, to board out (or foster) children admitted to its control. It asserted the Board’s rights to control its wards, their foster care into placements with employers once they were too old to attend school.">apprenticeship and their custody. It was repealed by the Aborigines Act 1969.

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