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ABORIGINES PROTECTION (AMENDMENT) ACT, 1918.

ACT No. VII., 1918.

No. 7. An Act to amend the Aborigines Protection Act, 1909,and the Aborigines Protection Amending Act, 1915 [Assented to, 12th March, 1918.]

BE it enacted by the King's Most Excellent Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Legislative Council and Legislative Assembly of New South Wales in Parliament assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows :— 

1. This Act may be cited as the " Aborigines Protection (Amendment) Act, 1918."

2. The Aborigines Protection Act, 1909, as amended  by the Aborigines Protection Amending Act, 1915, is amended as follows :—

(i) In section three—

(a) by omitting the definition of " Aborigine " and inserting in lieu thereof the following definition :— " Aborigine" means any full-blooded or half-caste aboriginal who is a native of New South Wales ; and

(b) by omitting in the definition of " reserve " the words " by the Governor," and inserting in lieu thereof the words " under any Act dealing with Crown Lands

(ii) In section eight—  

(a) by inserting the following at the end of sub-section one :—

" Provided that the board may, by permit in the prescribed form, authorise, subject to such terms and conditions as it may think fit, any person apparently having an admixture of aboriginal blood to enter or remain upon or be within the limits of any such reserve " ; and

(b) by inserting in subsection two of the same section

after " aborigine " the words " or other person." (iii) In section nine by inserting after " aborigine " the Sec. 9. words " or person having apparently an admixture of aboriginal blood."

(iv) In section eleven, subsection one, by omitting the words " or the neglected, child of any person apparently having an admixture of aboriginal blood in his veins ". 

(v) In the same section by omitting subsections two and three.

(vi) In section thirteen by omitting the words "of any person apparently having an admixture of aboriginal blood in his veins ".

vii) In section fourteen by omitting the words "any persons apparently having an admixture of aboriginal blood in their veins ".