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Infant Convicts Act 1849 (1849 - 1901)

  • Infant Convicts Act 1849

    Infant Convicts Act 1849, 5 September 1849, courtesy of NSW legislation.
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From
1849
To
1901
Categories
Principal Act
Website
https://www.legislation.nsw.gov.au/acts/1849-21a.pdf

The Infant Convicts Act 1849 [21/1849 (13 Vic. No.21)], also known as 'An Act to provide for the Care and Education of Infants who may be convicted of Felony or Misdemeanour', allowed judges and magistrates to make custody orders, and send children into the care of other adults, when sentencing children convicted of crimes. It did not provide for a different system of Courts as in the later Children's Court: in this era, children were tried in adult courts, under the same laws. This Act was repealed by Infant Convicts Adoption Act 1901.

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

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Infant Convicts Act 1849
Title
Infant Convicts Act 1849
Type
Document
Date
5 September 1849
Source
NSW legislation

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Prepared by: Liam Hogan