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Land Titles (Aliens) Act 1979 (NI)

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Act No. 2 of 1979
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This is an Act of the previous Norfolk Island Legislative Assembly that was continued in force under s16 and 16A of the Norfolk Island Act 1979.
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Registered 07 Dec 2015


NORFOLK                            ISLAND



Act No. 2 of 1979



An Act relating to the ownership of land by aliens


I, THE GOVERNOR-GENERAL of the Commonwealth of Australia, acting with the advice of the Federal Executive Council, hereby make the following Act under the Norfolk Island Act 1957.


Dated this fifth day of April 1979.

Zelman Cowan


By His Excellency’s Command,

R. Ellicott

Minister of State for Home Affairs


Short title

      1.         This Act may be cited as the Land Titles (Aliens) Act 1979.


      2.         In this Act

      “alien” has the same meaning as in the Australian Citizenship Act 1948 or, in relation to any time prior to the commencement of that Act, means a person who was not, at that time, a British subject;

      “land” includes a legal or equitable estate or interest in land or a right, power or privilege over or in connection with land.

Rights of aliens in relation to land

            3.         (1)        An alien my take, acquire, hold or dispose of land in Norfolk Island as if he had the status of a British subject.

                        (2)        A title to land derived, before or after the commencement of this Act, through, from or in succession to an alien, or in any way dependent on the validity of the title to land of an alien, is as valid and effectual for all purposes as if it were derived through, from or in succession to, or were dependent on, the title of a person with the status of a British subject.


Notified in the Norfolk Island Government Gazette on 19 April 1979.


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The Copyright Act 1968 of the Commonwealth of Australia permits certain reproduction and publication of this legislation. For reproduction or publication beyond that permitted by the Act, written permission must be sought from the Legislative Counsel, Administration of Norfolk Island, Norfolk Island, South Pacific 2899.