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New South Wales - Legislation

Custody of Children and Children's Settlements Act 1894 (1894 - 1899)

  • An Act to amend the Law relating to the Custody of Children, and to provide for Settlements for the benefit of Children in certain cases. [14th March, 1894.]

    An Act to amend the Law relating to the Custody of Children, and to provide for Settlements for the benefit of Children in certain cases. [14th March, 1894.], 14 March 1894, courtesy of Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies (AIATSIS).
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From
1894
To
1899
Categories
Principal Act
Website
https://www.legislation.nsw.gov.au/acts/1894-5a.pdf

The Custody of Children and Children's Settlements Act 1894 enabled courts to refuse a parents' application for the return of a child if the court was of the opinion that the parent has abandoned or deserted or neglected the child or otherwise so conducted himself or herself that the court should refuse to enforce the parent's right to custody; or where the tender age or state of health of the child render it expedient that the child should remain with the child's mother or some other person. Repealed by Infants' Custody and Settlements Act 1899.

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 1894 - 1899 Custody of Children and Children's Settlements Act 1894
       1899 - Infants' Custody and Settlements Act

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An Act to amend the Law relating to the Custody of Children, and to provide for Settlements for the benefit of Children in certain cases. [14th March, 1894.]
Title
An Act to amend the Law relating to the Custody of Children, and to provide for Settlements for the benefit of Children in certain cases. [14th March, 1894.]
Type
Document
Date
14 March 1894
Source
Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies (AIATSIS)

Details

Prepared by: Melissa Downing