Kōrero: Child abuse

Court powers

A newspaper clipping headed ‘Magistrates Court’.

In the 19th century, courts could remove abused or neglected children from their families, although the parents were rarely prosecuted. In 1887 Joseph (9), Thomas (6), Samuel (4) and Daniel Hannam (2), who had all been badly neglected, were committed by the court to an industrial school.

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National Library of New Zealand, Papers Past
Reference: Star, 10 January 1887, p. 3

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Bronwyn Dalley, 'Child abuse - State action on child abuse', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/document/30552/court-powers (accessed 14 June 2024)

He kōrero nā Bronwyn Dalley, i tāngia i te 5 May 2011, reviewed & revised 7 Jan 2024