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Queensland - Legislation

State Children Act 1911 (1911 - 1966)

Amending Act and Principal Act

The State Children Act 1911, with the full title "An Act to Consolidate and Amend the Law relating to State Children" (Act no.2 Geo.V. No.11) provided for the care of children younger than 13 years of age and established the State Children Department with a director to replace the inspector of orphanages. This act is somewhat unusual in that it amended some acts, and repealed others in their entirety. This act was repealed in 1966 by the Children's Services Act 1965 (Act no. 42/1965).


 1865 - 1911 Industrial and Reformatory Schools Act 1865
 1879 - 1911 Orphanages Act 1879
       1911 - 1966 State Children Act 1911
             1965 - 2000 Children's Services Act 1965
                   1992 - Juvenile Justice Act 1992
                   1999 - Child Protection Act 1999

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Sources used to compile this entry: To Remove and Protect: laws that changed Aboriginal lives, Queensland Legislation, 2009,; Department of Child Safety, 'Child protection legislation: an historical perspective', State of Queensland, 2006,; Law Research Service, Melbourne Law School, Law Library, The University of Melbourne. 'Find and Connect Project - Queensland Legislation', 4 April 2013, held in the project files at the University of Melbourne eScholarship Research Centre.

Prepared by: Cate O'Neill