The Queen's Asylum Act 1861 also known by the full title "An Act to provide for the better Control and Guardianship of Children in the Queen's Asylum"(Act no.25 Vict. No. 5) became law in 1861. It provided for a Board of Guardians for the Queen's Orphan Asylum to be established and set out the conditions for children to be apprenticed from the Asylum. This act was repealed in 1934.
Sources used to compile this entry: Law Research Service, Melbourne Law School, Law Library, The University of Melbourne. 'Find and Connect Project - Tasmanian Legislation', 20 January 2014, held in the project files at the University of Melbourne eScholarship Research Centre.
Prepared by: Caroline Evans
Created: 12 March 2014, Last modified: 15 October 2015