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Infants' Custody Act 1854 (1854 - 1875)

  • Infants' Custody Act 1854

    Infants' Custody Act 1854, courtesy of NSW legislation.
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From
1854
To
1875
Categories
Principal Act
Alternative Names
  • An Act to amend the Law relating to the Custody of Infants (Long title)
Website
https://www.legislation.nsw.gov.au/acts/1854-1a.pdf

The Infants' Custody Act 1854 [1/1854 (18 Vic. No.1)] allowed mothers to claim custody of children under the age of seven who had been in the care of their fathers, upon the father's death. It did not apply, though, to women who had 'criminal conversation', or adultery, findings against them. It was repealed by the Custody of Infants Act 1875.

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 1854 - 1875 Infants' Custody Act 1854
       1875 - 1899 Custody of Infants Act 1875
             1899 - Infants' Custody and Settlements Act

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Infants' Custody Act 1854
Title
Infants' Custody Act 1854
Type
Document
Date
1854
Source
NSW legislation

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Prepared by: Liam Hogan