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South Australia - Legislation

Aboriginal Prisoners Act 1844 (1844 - 1870)

From
1844
To
1870
Categories
Principal Act
Website
http://www6.austlii.edu.au/cgi-bin/viewdb/au/legis/sa/num_act/apa11o7a8v1844316/

The Aboriginal Prisoners Act 1844 (7 & 8 Vic., 1844, No.11) commenced on 19 August 1844. Its full title was: An Ordinance to provide for the employment and Instruction of Aboriginal Prisoners. It was repealed by the Prisons Act 1869 on 9 February 1870. This legislation allowed for 'the employment and instruction' of Aboriginal people who were imprisoned.

Timeline

 1844 - 1870 Aboriginal Prisoners Act 1844
       1870 - 1937 Prisons Act 1869
             1937 - 1985 Prisons Act 1936

Sources used to compile this entry:

Law Research Service, Melbourne Law School, Law Library, The University of Melbourne. 'Find and Connect Project - South Australia Legislation', 13 December 2013, held in the project files at the University of Melbourne eScholarship Research Centre.

Prepared by: Christine Moje