Certificate of Exemption

Commonwealth of Australia

Aborigines Protection Act 1909 – 1943, Section 18c

This document entitles the bearer to leave the reservation or mission at which they live – to go to work.

Additional benefits include:
To walk freely through town without being arrested.
Note: curfews apply
Into a shop or hotel (you may or may not be served – at the proprietor’s discretion)

Special conditions
Speaking in native language – prohibited
Engaging in dance rituals native customs – prohibited
Associating with fellow indigenous people (including family) – prohibited

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