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Tasmania - Legislation

Contagious Diseases Act 1882 (1882 - 1935)

From
1882
To
1935
Categories
Amending Act
Website
http://www.austlii.edu.au/au/legis/tas/num_act/aatfatcda187946vn41484/

The Contagious Diseases Act 1882 also known by the full title 'An Act to Further Amend "The Contagious Diseases Act 1879"' (Act no. 46 Vict. No.41) was a minor amendment to the previous contagious diseases legislation. Contagious diseases was a 'polite' word for sexually transmitted diseases, especially syphilis.

Publications

Books

  • Brown, Joan C., 'Poverty is not a crime': the development of social services in Tasmania, 1803-1900, Tasmanian Historical Research Association, Hobart, 1972, 192 pp. Details

Book Sections

  • Daniels, Kay, 'Prostitution in Tasmania', in Daniels, Kay (ed.), So much hard work: women and prostitution in Australian history, Fontana/Collins, Sydney, 1984, pp. 15-86. Details

Online Resources

Sources used to compile this entry: Brown, Joan C., 'Poverty is not a crime': the development of social services in Tasmania, 1803-1900, Tasmanian Historical Research Association, Hobart, 1972, 192 pp; 'Cascades Female Factory Site', in Australian Heritage Places Inventory, Australian Government, https://dmzapp17p.ris.environment.gov.au/ahpi/action/search/heritage-search/record/RNE100314.

Prepared by: Caroline Evans