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South Australia - Legislation

Prisons Act 1869 (1870 - 1937)

Principal Act

The Prisons Act (No 12 of 33 Vic, 1869-70) was passed and commenced on 9 February 1870. Its full title was: An Act to consolidate and amend the Law relating to Prisons. It was repealed by the Prisons Act 1936 on 1 June 1937.


The Act had several amendments: Act No.884/1905, Act No.1090/1912, Act No.1190/1915, Act No.1647/1924, No 1677 of 1925, Act No.1880/1928, Act No.2190/1934, Act No.2287/1936, Act No.2293/1936.

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