The Aborigines Protection (Amendment) Act 1936 (32/1936) was 'An Act to make further provisions as to the protection and care of aborigines; to amend the Aborigines Protection Act, 1909, and certain other Acts, in certain respects'. It further extended the powers of the State Government over Aboriginal people - in effect, it treated all Aboriginal people as children and placed them under the control of the Board. It permitted magistrates, with the Aboriginal Protection Board, to remove Aboriginal people to a 'reserve' (or anywhere else) if they thought they were living in 'unsanitary or undesirable conditions'. It was repealed by the Aborigines Act 1969.
Sources used to compile this entry: New South Wales. Aborigines Protection Board (ed.), Report of the Board, Government Printer, 1881-1941. Also available at http://nla.gov.au/nla.aus-vn1447508; Parry, Naomi, 'Such a longing': black and white children in welfare in New South Wales and Tasmania, 1880-1940, Department of History, University of New South Wales, 2007, 361 pp, http://hdl.handle.net/1959.4/40786; 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, https://clan.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/connectkin_guide.pdf.
Prepared by: Liam Hogan and Naomi Parry
Created: 21 February 2011, Last modified: 10 June 2021