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HISTORIC SHIPWRECKS ACT 1976


TABLE OF PROVISIONS

           Long Title

   PART I--PRELIMINARY

   1.      Short title  
   2.      Commencement and application of Act  
   3.      Interpretation  
   3A.     Wrecks etc. partly in Australian waters and partly in State waters  
   3B.     Application and extension of Act  
   4.      Act binds the Crown  
   4AA.    Application of the Criminal Code  

   PART II--PROTECTION OF HISTORIC SHIPWRECKS AND RELICS

   4A.     Shipwrecks and relics associated with State or Territory may be declared to be historic  
   5.      Certain shipwrecks and relics may be declared to be historic  
   6.      Provisional declaration that shipwrecks and relics are historic  
   7.      Protected zones  
   8.      Further publication of notices.  
   9.      Notice of location of historic shipwrecks and relics  
   10.     Power of Minister to ascertain location of historic shipwrecks and relics  
   11.     Power of Minister to give directions in relation to custody etc. of historic shipwrecks and relics  
   12.     Register of Historic Shipwrecks  
   13.     Prohibition of certain action in relation to historic shipwrecks and relics  
   14.     Regulations may prohibit certain activities in protected zone  
   15.     Permits for exploration or recovery of shipwrecks and relics  
   16.     Defences  
   17.     Discovery of shipwrecks and relics to be notified  
   18.     Rewards  

   PART III--MISCELLANEOUS

   19.     Arrangements for State and Northern Territory authorities to perform certain functions  
   20.     Declaration as to ownership of remains of ships or relics  
   21.     Compensation  
   22.     Appointment of inspectors  
   23.     Powers of inspectors  
   24.     Arrest without warrant  
   25.     Seizure and forfeiture  
   26.     Certain offences indictable  
   27.     Jurisdiction of courts  
   28.     Operation of Act  
   29.     Certificate by Minister to be evidence  
   30.     Delegation  
   31.     Notices  
   32.     Regulations  
           SCHEDULE 1 Agreement between the Netherlands and Australia concerning old Dutch shipwrecks
           SCHEDULE 2 Dutch shipwrecks off the coast of Western Australia


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