The stated purpose of the Native Administration Act Amendment Act 1941 was to 'limit the spread of leprosy' in Western Australia by (s.3) forbidding Aboriginal people living above the 20th parallel to travel south of that boundary, except for transfer to a hospital or other institution (s.3a), to receive specialist medical treatment (s.3b), as required by law (s.3c), or while employed to drive stock (s.3d). 'Leprosy Precaution' permits could be issued to authorize travel south.
We do not currently have any resources linked to this entry, but resources may exist. If you know of any related resources, please contact us.
The Find & Connect Support Service can help people who lived in orphanages and children's institutions look for their records.
06 March 2017
Cite this: https://www.findandconnect.gov.au/guide/wa/WE00415
First published by the Find & Connect Web Resource Project for the Commonwealth of Australia, 2011
Except where otherwise noted, content on this site is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License