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South Australia - Legislation

Maintenance Act 1843 (1843 - 1867)

From
1843
To
1867
Categories
Principal Act
Website
http://www6.austlii.edu.au/cgi-bin/viewdb/au/legis/sa/num_act/ma11o6v1843186/

The Maintenance Act (No. 11 of 6 Vic, 1843) was passed and commenced on 14 February 1842. Its full title was: An Act to provide for the maintenance and relief of deserted Wives and Children and other destitute persons and to make the property of Husbands and near Relatives to whose assistance they have a natural claim in certain circumstances available for their support. It was amended by Lunacy Act (Act No. 2 of 10 and 11 Vic, 1847), Orphans Act (Act No. 8 of 11 and 12 Vic, 1848) and Lunacy Act (Act No. 21 of 27 and 28 Vic, 1864). It was repealed by the Destitute Persons Relief Act 1866-7 on 11 January 1867.

Timeline

 1843 - 1867 Maintenance Act 1843
       1867 - 1872 Destitute Persons Relief Act 1866
             1872 - 1881 Destitute Persons Act 1872
                   1881 - 1927 Destitute Persons Act 1881
                         1927 - 1972 Maintenance Act 1926
                               1972 - Community Welfare Act 1972

Related Legislation

  • Lunacy Act 1847 (1847 - 1864)

    Section XXI of the Lunacy Act 1847 provided that the Maintenance Act 1843 extended to persons confined in a Public Lunatic Asylum.

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