Aborigines Protection Board appointed

1883, Aborigines Protection Board appointed. It recommends a Bill, the first proposal put to government is: “the custody and control of [A]borigines of all ages and sexes…in like manner as a parent has the right to the control of his children of tender years”. This is paternalism openly expressed. No bill is passed. Later, such recommendations allow black children to be removed from their parents without their consent and placed in institutions. (Brook, 1st edit, 14)