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The Criminal Law Consolidation Act Amendment Act 1971 (South Australia) removed the ability for Aboriginal murderers to be executed at the scene of the crime as allowed by the Criminal Law Consolidation Act of 1876 (SA).

Did this punishment ever apply to murderers of other ethnic origins in Australia? If so, in what states and territories was it applicable and when was it abolished for non-Aborigines?

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@Razie Mah The book I'm reading, Citizens Without Rights, has an endnote referring to legislation of 1971 and refers to it in the context of events after the 1967 referendum. Can you confirm that it really ought to be the 1952 amendment that is relevant here? – lins314159 Apr 15 '14 at 7:47
I can't, really. This is from the book Ngarrindjeri Wurruwarrin: A World that Is, Was, and Will be. It provides a chronology of laws against the aborigines. I tried reading the law first but its very, very long. – Razie Mah Apr 15 '14 at 7:50
The 1967 referendum removed the ability of the government to make laws referencing a particular race. It was repealed in 1971 because the government wanted to take vital statistics to help the aborigines. – Razie Mah Apr 15 '14 at 8:26
Execution at the scene of the crime. Why don't we have that in Boston? This would probably be a good way to solve the spamming problem. – Tyler Durden Nov 20 '14 at 18:18

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