The Aboriginals Protection and Restriction of the Sale of Opium Acts Amendment Act 1934, with the full title "An Act to Amend the Aboriginals Protection and Restriction of the Sale of Opium Acts in certain particulars, and to Enable the Establishment and Carrying on of an Aboriginal Industries board; and for other purposes" (Act no. 25 Geo. V No.38) extended the provisions of the 1897 Act and increased the powers of the Chief Protector. Every Aboriginal and 'half-caste' child who lived in an institution registered under the State Children Act 1911 came under the control and supervision of the Protector. The Minister had the power to place any Aboriginal or 'half-caste' in any reserve, institution or district and keep them there, or remove them from any such place to another and keep them there. Similarly if the Minister deemed such persons to be uncontrollable, he had the power to place them in an institution. This amendment was repealed in 1939 along with the 1897 Aboriginals Protection and Restriction of the Sale of Opium Act (Act no. 61 Vic No. 17) by the Aboriginals Preservation and Protection Act 1939 (Act no. 3 Geo. VI No.6).
Sources used to compile this entry: To Remove and Protect: laws that changed Aboriginal lives, Queensland Legislation, 2009, http://aiatsis.gov.au/collections/collections-online/digitised-collections/remove-and-protect/queensland; 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: Rosemary Francis
Created: 18 May 2011, Last modified: 16 November 2016