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Series ID923
Previous System LocationSRS923; SRS1233
TitleInfant Life Protection Files
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Start Date Circa 1/1/1907
End Date Circa 31/12/1986
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Abstract

Case files created under the Infant Life Protection Act 1905 (1905-1966)

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Departmental Numbers7581 - 84780 (with gaps)
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Agency ID: 11840
Department of Child Safety, Youth and Women
Restriction DetailsDue to their sensitive nature, some items in this series are not available in the public catalogue. Access to this series is restricted under the Adoptions Act 2009.
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Series IDTitleRelationship
19870Card Index to Foster Parents and EmployersAll related group of children, fathers, foster parents and premises - Infant Life Protection
19871Card Index to Registered Premises/Premises' Histories - Infant Life ProtectionAll related group of children, fathers, foster parents and premises - Infant Life Protection
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The Infant Life Protection Acts,1905-1966
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Description

This series contains case files created under the Infant Life Protection Act 1905 (1905-1966).

The Infant Life Protection Act, with the full title "An Act to Make Better Provision for the Protection of Infant Life, and for other purposes" (Act no.5 Edw.VII No.19) arranged for the registration of nursing homes for children under 3 years of age, the reporting of the births and deaths of illegitimate children and for their adoption. Such children had no inheritance rights in their adoptive family. The Police Department administered this Act until 1918. In 1921 the Act was amended to provide for the legal adoption of children under 10 years of age, but the adopted children gained no status or protection. The act was amended in 1905 and commenced on the 1st of January 1906. The act was repealed on the Children's Services Act (Act no.42/1965) 1965 which commenced on the 1st of August 1966.

Records may include, but are not limted to:

- Registrar General's notification and Departmental report at the time of birth (required under s.85 of the Children's Services Act 1965 and previous Acts)
- Reports by the Police of the region where the child was born, on children not put up for adoption
- Forms "Roll of Nursing Home" - in cases where the child was placed in a nursing home
- Notices of the death of an illegitimate child under the age of five years
- Copies of medical certificates of the cause of death (s17 of ILP Act)
- Report of the inquest held into the death of the child (s13 of ILP Act).




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Preferred Citation

Queensland State Archives Series ID 923, Infant Life Protection Files
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Last updated 9 September 2016
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