Registering ‘aliens’

Registering ‘aliens’


Aliens Act, 1947. Permission to inspect.
Image Courtesy of National Archives of Australia
10 June, 1947

The Commonwealth Parliament passes the Aliens Act 1947, making it compulsory for all ‘aliens’, or non-British residents 16 years or older, to register with local authorities and to notify them of any change of name, address or occupation.

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