New South Wales History - Further Resources Lousy Little...

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Further Resources Lousy Little Sixpence - insight in effect of Protection Acts Background to 'Protection' Legislation Committee appointed to consider what measure be adopted with respect to Abori- ginal natives of countries where British settlements were made Enquired into various countries whee British settlements were made including South Africa, North/South America, Canada, New Zealand, Australia, etc Concerned about the treatment of Indigenous peoples in those countries Concerns about frontier violence, racial theories, treatment of Aboriginal people As a consequence was a series of protection legislation to deal with the so-called 'Aboriginal problem' National 'Round Up' 1911 - northern area and every state except Tasmania had a protection act giving them control over Aboriginal people The chief protector was made the legal guardian of all Aboriginal children, replacing their parents Powers to direct Aboriginal people to live on reserves, government appointed man- agers Indigenous people were regulated, right to marry, employment, right to raise chil- dren within the family context was subject to the power and whim of the protect- orate
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  • Fall '12
  • Rogers
  • Indigenous Australians, Indigenous peoples of the Americas, aboriginal people, NSW Aboriginal Protection

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