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Children's Protection Act 1902 (1902 - 1923)

  • Children's Protection Act 1902

    Children's Protection Act 1902, courtesy of NSW legislation.
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From
1902
To
1923
Categories
Principal Act
Website
https://www.legislation.nsw.gov.au/acts/1902-47.pdf

The Children's Protection Act 1902 (47/1902) was also known as 'An Act to consolidate the enactments providing for the protection of children in certain cases' and repealed the Children's Protection Act 1892. It amended and consolidated the law regarding 'baby-farming', or caring for multiple infants for a fee. This practice was of great social and moral concern in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. The Act was Amended by the Neglected Children and Juvenile Offenders' Act 1905. It was repealed by the Child Welfare Act 1923.

Timeline

 1892 - 1902 Children's Protection Act 1892
       1902 - 1923 Children's Protection Act 1902
             1923 - 1939 Child Welfare Act 1923
                   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

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Children's Protection Act 1902
Title
Children's Protection Act 1902
Type
Document
Date
1902
Source
NSW legislation

Details

Sources used to compile this entry: 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: Liam Hogan and Naomi Parry