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Documents produced from proper custody

If a document that is or purports to be more than 20 years old is produced from proper custody, it is presumed, unless the contrary is proved, that—

        (a)     the document is the document that it purports to be; and

        (b)     if it purports to have been executed or attested by a person—it was executed or attested by the person.

Note     The Commonwealth Act

, s 182 gives the Commonwealth Act

, s 152 a wider application in relation to Commonwealth records and certain Commonwealth documents.

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