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Tasmania - Glossary Term

Socially Maladjusted (c. 1965 - c. 1990)

c. 1965
c. 1990
Glossary Term

Socially maladjusted was a term applied to teenage girls during the 1970s if they committed a criminal offence or came under the notice of the Social Welfare Department for being in moral danger, that is likely to breach conventional sexual morality, because their parents could not control them.

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Prepared by: Caroline Evans