NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN (ALMOST)
14th May, 1905 : Neck chains for Aborigine prisoners have been banned in Western Australia. Under new rules, the use of chains in prisons has also been prohibited, except as punishment or with the sanction of the Colonial Secretary. Under rules to protect natives, police will not be able to force Aborigines employed without a contract to stay with their employer. They will also move to stop native women boarding pearling boats and to punish crimes against native children’s morality.