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Tasmania - Glossary Term

Moral Danger (c. 1940 - c. 1997)

c. 1940
c. 1997
Glossary Term

Moral danger was a term used to describe the situation of girls who were likely to breach conventional sexual morality or who had parents or guardians who did so. Being 'in moral danger' was a definition of neglect according to the Child Welfare Act 1960.

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Prepared by: Caroline Evans