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Legislation

This section includes state and territory acts which controlled Aboriginal people’s lives, as well as Hansard reports of Commonwealth parliamentary debates of bills. Some of these bills became law; others were not passed.

Commonwealth parliamentary debates on constitutional changes

Page 1 of 17 Parliamentary debate, Constitution Alteration (Aborigines) Bill 1964. Arthur Calwell, Second reading speech, House of Representatives, 14 May 1964.

Parliamentary debate, Constitution Alteration (Aborigines) Bill 1964

Hansard, Parliamentary Debates, House of Representatives, 14 May 1964, pp. 1902-1918

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Page 1 of 6 Parliamentary debates, Constitution Alteration Bill (Parliament) 1965 and Constitution Alteration Bill (Repeal of Section 127) Bill 1965. Robert Menzies, Second Reading speech, House of Representatives, 11 November 1965.

Parliamentary debates, two Constitution Alteration Bills 1965

Hansard, Parliamentary Debates, House of Representatives, 11 November 1965, pp. 2635-2640

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Page 1 of 9 Parliamentary debates, Constitution Alteration (Aborigines) Bill 1966. William Wentworth, Second Reading Speech, House of Representatives, 10 March 1966.

Parliamentary debate, Constitution Alteration (Aborigines) Bill 1966

Hansard, Parliamentary Debates, House of Representatives, 10 March 1966

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State legislation

New South Wales <em>Aborigines Protection Act</em>, 1909-1943

New South Wales Aborigines Protection Act, 1909-1943

Aborigines Protection Act, 1909-1943, New South Wales

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Page 1 of 21 Aborigines Act, 1934-1939, being Aborigines Act, 1934, No. 2154 of 1934 (assented to 18 October 1934) as amended by Aborigines Act Amendment Act, 1939, No. 14 of 1939 (assented to 22 November 1939). An Act to consolidate certain Acts relating to the protection and control of the aboriginal and half-caste inhabitants of South Australia.

South Australian Aborigines Act, 1934-1939

South Australia, Aborigines Act, 1934-1939, pp. 371-391

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Page 1 of 21 Queensland, The Aboriginals Preservation and Protection Acts, 1939 to 1946, and Regulations with an Index (compiled to 31 August 1955). An Act to consolidate and amend the law relating to the preservation and protection of Aboriginals, and for other purposes. Assented to 12 October 1939.

Queensland Aboriginals Preservation and Protection Acts, 1939 to 1946

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Regulations, Aboriginal Preservation and Protection Act 1939 (Qld)

Queensland Government Gazette, 23 April 1945

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Page 1 of 6 Natives (Citizenship Rights) Act, 1944-1951, Western Australia. An Act to provide for the acquisition of full rights of citizenship by aborigine natives. Assented to 23 December 1944.

Western Australia Natives (Citizenship Rights) Act 1944

Western Australia, Government Gazette, 29 February 1952.

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Northern Territory Welfare Ordinance 1953-1960

The Ordinances of the Northern Territory of Australia in force on 1st January 1961, vol. 3, Commonwealth Government Printer

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Page 1 of 4 Aborigines Act 1957, Victoria. An Act relating to the Aboriginal Natives of Victoria, and for other purposes. 11 June 1957.

Aborigines Act 1957, Victoria

The Acts of Parliament of the 2nd session of the 40th parliament of the State of Victoria, part 1, Government Printer, Melbourne, 1957, pp. 488-494

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Page 1 of 3 Natives (Citizenship Rights) Amendment Act 1958, Western Australia. An Act to amend the Natives (Citizenship Rights) Act 1944-1951. Assented to 23 December 1958.

Western Australia Natives (Citizenship Rights) Amendment Act 1958

Western Australia, Government Gazette

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