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HERITAGE ACT 1977 - SECT 47
(1) In this Part--
"excavation permit" means an excavation permit referred to in section 139.
"historic shipwreck" means the remains of any ship (including any articles
associated with the ship)--
(a) that have been situated in State waters, or
otherwise within the limits of the State, for 75 years or more, or
are the subject of a historic shipwrecks protection order.
"historic shipwrecks permit" means a historic shipwrecks permit referred to in
"historic shipwrecks protection order" means an order referred to in
section 48 (1).
"Register of Shipwrecks" means the Register referred to in section 49.
"ship" includes any navigable vessel.
"State waters" means--
(a) the coastal waters of the State (within the meaning
of Part 10 of the Interpretation Act 1987 ), or
(b) any other waters within
the limits of the State.
(2) In this Part, a reference to an article being
"associated" with a ship includes a reference to--
(a) any article that
appears to have formed part of the ship, and
(b) any article that appears to
have been installed on, or carried in, the ship, and
(c) any article that
appears to have been constructed or used by a person associated with the ship.
(3) In this Part, a reference to any remains of a ship, or any article
associated with a ship, being
"situated in State waters" includes a reference to any such remains or
(a) being situated in, or forming part of, the land beneath those
(b) being situated in, or forming part of, a reef in those waters.
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