The Aborigines Protection Act

The Aborigines Protection Act is made law. Robert Donaldson, later to become the Aboriginal Protection Board’s Chief Inspector of Aborigines, advocates that the ‘only solution of this great problem [of growing reserve populations] is ‘the removal of the children and their complete isolation from the influences of the camps’. (Edwards and Read xiii – xv) This policy demand continues what the Board Chairperson George Thornton has advocated two decades earlier.