The 1911 Ordinance outlined the powers of the Chief Protector in undertaking 'the care, custody, or control of any aboriginal or half-caste if in his opinion it is necessary or desirable' in their 'interests'. This included the power to take them into custody for their own 'protection' or remove them from a prohibited area.
Although the Northern Territory was administered by the Commonwealth of Australia from 1 January 1911, it continued to be governed by South Australian laws until such legislation was altered by a Commonwealth Law.
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03 June 2021
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