The Maintenance of Deserted Wives and Children 1873 with the full title "An Act to make provision for the Maintenance and Support of deserted Wives and Children" (Act no.37 Vict. No.14) underwent two significant amendments. One in 1898 and another in 1907 before being repealed in January 1920 and replaced with The Maintenance Act 1919 (Act no.10 Geo. V No.62).
1837 - 1863 Maintenance of Deserted Wives and Children 1837
1863 - 1873 Maintenance of Deserted Wives and Children 1863
1873 - 1920 Maintenance of Deserted Wives and Children 1873
1920 - 1922 The Maintenance Act 1919
1922 - 1968 The Maintenance Act 1921
1967 - The Maintenance Act 1967
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: Elizabeth Daniels
Created: 17 December 2014, Last modified: 26 May 2015