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Infant Convicts Adoption Act 1901 (1901 - 1939)

  • Infants Convicts Adoption Act 1901

    Infants Convicts Adoption Act 1901, courtesy of NSW legislation.
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From
1901
To
1939
Categories
Principal Act
Website
http://www.legislation.nsw.gov.au/sessionalview/sessional/act/1901-15.pdf

The Infant Convicts Adoption Act 1901 (15/1901) was 'An Act to consolidate the enactments providing for the care and education of infants who may be convicted of felony or misdemeanour'. It provided for any 'infant', aged below nineteen years and convicted of a felony or misdemeanour, to be assigned by the Court to the care or custody of a person willing to take charge of him/her and provide for his/her maintenance if judged to be for the infant's benefit. It was repealed by the Child Welfare Act 1939.

Timeline

 1849 - 1901 Infant Convicts Act 1849
       1901 - 1939 Infant Convicts Adoption Act 1901
             1939 - 1987 Child Welfare Act 1939
                   1965 - 2003 Adoption of Children Act 1965
                   1987 - 2010 Children (Care and Protection) Act 1987
                         1998 - Children and Young Persons (Care and Protection) Act 1998
                         2000 - Adoption Act 2000

Publications

Books

  • Weigall, Cecil Edward, Infants' custody, maintenance & protection acts, (N.S.W.) : being Deserted Wives & Children Act, 1901; Infant Protection Act, 1904; Infants' Custody and Settlements Act, 1899; Infant Convicts' Adoption Act, 1901; Destitute Children's Society Act, 1901; State Children Relief Act, 1901; Children's Protection Act, 1902; and Neglected Children and Juvenile Offenders' Act, 1905, and regulations thereunder, Law Book Co of Australiasia, Sydney, 1908, 270 pp. Details

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Infants Convicts Adoption Act 1901
Title
Infants Convicts Adoption Act 1901
Type
Document
Date
1901
Source
NSW legislation

Details

Sources used to compile this entry: History of the Children's Court [extracted from Blackmore, R., The Children's Court and Community Welfare in NSW, Lawlink NSW, 2009, http://www.childrenscourt.justice.nsw.gov.au/Documents/History%20of%20Children%27s%20Legislation%20in%20NSW.pdfhttp://www.childrenscourt.justice.nsw.gov.au/Documents/History%20of%20Children%27s%20Legislation%20in%20NSW.pdf; Thinee, Kristy and Bradford, Tracy, Connecting Kin: Guide to Records, A guide to help people separated from their families search for their records [completed in 1998], New South Wales Department of Community Services, Sydney, New South Wales, 1998, http://nma.gov.au/blogs/inside/files/2011/02/connectkin_guide1.pdf.

Prepared by: Naomi Parry