The Aboriginal Girls Protection 1844 (Act no. 1844 (8 Vict. No.6)) commenced on 1 August 1844. It had the long title of 'An Act to Prevent the Enticing Away the Girls of the Aboriginal Race from School or from any Service in which they are Employed'. This legislation made it an offence to remove Aboriginal girls from school or 'service' without the previous consent of a Protector of Aborigines or the girl's employer. The Act was repealed by the Aborigines Act 1905 commencing on 23 April 1906.