• Legislation

Prevention of Cruelty to and Better Protection of Children Act 1895, Tasmania


The Better Protection of and Prevention of Cruelty to Children Act 1895 (Act No.59 Vict. No.10) provided for the punishment of anyone who ill-treated, neglected or abandoned a child in such a way that it caused suffering or damage to health. Anyone who persuaded someone else to do this could also be punished. Children mistreated by a guardian could be moved to another home. The Act made begging at any time illegal. It also limited the hours that children under the age of 15 could trade or perform in public, except in premises licensed for that purpose.


Contact Find & Connect

Save page