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Pacific Cable Act 1911

Authoritative Version
Act No. 25 of 1911 as made
An Act to authorize the Pacific Cable Board to construct and work a Submarine Cable between New Zealand and Australia as part of the Pacific Cable.
Date of Assent 22 Dec 1911
Date of repeal 06 Aug 1934
Repealed by Statute Law Revision Act 1934

PACIFIC CABLE.

 

No. 25 of 1911.

An Act to authorize the Pacific Cable Board to construct and work a Submarine Cable between New Zealand and Australia as part of the Pacific Cable.

[Assented to 22nd December, 1911.]

BE it enacted by the King’s Most Excellent Majesty, the Senate, and the House of Representatives of the Commonwealth of Australia, as follows:—

Short title.

1.   This Act may be cited as the Pacific Cable Act 1911.

Definitions.

2.   In this Act—

“The contributing Governments” means the Governments represented on the Pacific Cable Board, namely, the Government of the United Kingdom, the Government of Canada, the Government of the Commonwealth, and the Government of New Zealand.

“The Pacific Cable Board” means the Pacific Cable Board constituted under an Act of the Parliament of the United Kingdom called the Pacific Cable Act 1901 (1 Edw. 7, c. 31).

Authority to construct a cable between New Zealand and Australia.

3.   The Pacific Cable Board is, by this Act, authorized on the part of the Commonwealth of Australia—

(a) to construct and work as part of the Pacific Cable a submarine cable between Doubtless Bay or any more convenient point in New Zealand and Australia, either direct or partly by means of a subterranean cable across the North Island of New Zealand, and any other extensions, connexions, or rearrangements in or near the Pacific Ocean which in the opinion of all the contributing Governments, are necessary or expedient for the improvement of the Pacific Cable Board’s undertaking; and

(b) to apply towards the construction of that cable any moneys which it is authorized to apply to that purpose by an Act of the Parliament of the United Kingdom.