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Succession and Wills Act 1913 (NI)

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Act No. 28 of 1913
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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.
Administered by: Infrastructure, Regional Development and Cities
Registered 15 Dec 2015

 

 

NORFOLK                            ISLAND

 

 

SUCCESSION AND WILLS ACT 1913

 

[Consolidation as at 10 March 2000

on the authority of the Administrator

and in accordance with

the Enactments Reprinting Act 1980]

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TABLE OF PROVISIONS

 

         1.      Short title

         2.      Adoption of Wills, Probate and Administration Act, 1898, of the State of New South Wales

         3.      Exclusion, inconsistency, etc.

         4.      Modification of Inheritance Act of 1901 of the State of New South Wales

                               


 

NORFOLK                            ISLAND

 

 

Succession and Wills Act 1913

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Short title

      1.      This Act may be cited as the Succession and Wills Act 1913.

Adoption of Wills, Probate and Administration Act, 1898, of the State of New South Wales

      2.      Subject to section 3 and to any modifications effected by this Act, so far as applicable to the circumstances of the island, the laws relating to the succession to and devolution of real and personal estate on death and to inheritance and to wills in force in New South Wales at the time of the coming into force of this Act, and more particularly the Inheritance Act, No. 19, 1901 of the Parliament of New South Wales, shall have force and effect in Norfolk Island, in respect of the real and personal estate of persons dying after the said time.

Exclusion, inconsistency, etc.

      3.      (1)        The laws referred to in section 2 —

(a)        do not, after the commencement of this section, include such of the provisions of the Wills, Probate and Administration Act, 1898, or the Administration Amending Act, 1906, of the State of New South Wales as were in force in Norfolk Island immediately before the commencement of this section; and

(b)        have force and effect in Norfolk Island to the extent only that they are not inconsistent with —

(i)         any law of the Commonwealth applying in Norfolk Island;

(ii)        any other Acts of Norfolk Island, whether made before or after the commencement of this section; or

(iii)       any law in force in Norfolk Island by virtue of such an Act.


               (2)        The provisions of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901-1966 of the Commonwealth in their application to Acts by virtue of the Interpretation Act 1915 apply to and in relation to the provisions referred to in paragraph 3(1)(a) as if those provisions had been repealed by this section.

Modification of Inheritance Act of 1901 of the State of New South Wales

      4.      Section 14 of the Inheritance Act of 1901 of the State of New South Wales in its application in Norfolk Island is modified by inserting after the figures “1898,” the words “of the State of New South Wales in their application in Norfolk Island, the provisions of the Probate and Administration Act 1960-1964 and the Wills Ordinance 1972 and the provisions of the Administration and Probate Ordinance 1929-1953 of the Australian Capital Territory in their application in Norfolk Island”.

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NOTES

The Succession and Wills Act 1913 as shown in this consolidation comprises Act No. 28 of 1913 and amendments as indicated in the Tables below.

Enactment

Number and year

Date of commencement

Application saving or transitional provision

 

 

 

 

Succession and Wills Law 1913

28, 1913

24.12.13

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ordinances Revision Act 1964

6, 1964

30.6.64

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Succession and Wills Act  1973

3, 1973

24.5.73

4

 

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Table of Amendments

ad =    added or inserted

am = amended

rep = repealed

rs =      repealed and substituted

 

Provisions affected

How affected

 

1

am

6 of 1964

2

am

3 of 1973

3

ad

3 of 1973

4

ad

3 of 1973

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