The Aborigines Protection (Amendment) Act 1963 was an 'An Act to remove certain restrictions imposed by the Aborigines Protection Act, 1909-1943, upon aborigines; for this and other purposes to amend the said Act'. It repealed some of the more restrictive elements of the Aborigines Protection Act. Magistrates could no longer send 'mixed blood' Aboriginal people to a place controlled by the Aborigines Protection Board; it was no longer an offence to take an adult Aboriginal person away from New South Wales and it was no longer an offence for non-Aboriginal and Aboriginal people to live together. This Act was repealed by the Aborigines Act 1969.
Sources used to compile this entry: New South Wales. Aborigines Welfare Board (ed.), Annual report of the Aborigines Welfare Board for the year ended …, Government Printer, 1949-1968; 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; To Remove and Protect, New South Wales: Legislation, Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies, https://aiatsis.gov.au/collection/featured-collections/remove-and-protect.
Prepared by: Liam Hogan and Naomi Parry
Created: 21 February 2011, Last modified: 10 June 2021