National Parks and Wildlife Act 1974

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The National Parks and Wildlife Act 1974 is the legislation passed by the New South Wales Parliament with the explicit intent of conserving the's natural and cultural heritage of the state of New South Wales; fostering public appreciation, understanding and enjoyment of its natural and cultural heritage; and managing any lands reserved for the purposes of conserving and fostering public appreciation and enjoyment of its natural and/or cultural heritage.[1]

Cultural heritage[edit]

Overview[edit]

The cultural heritage the National Parks and Wildlife Act 1974 seeks to conserve (and foster public appreciation, understanding and enjoyment of) includes "..places, objects and features of significance to Aboriginal people.."; "places of social value to the people of New South Wales.."; and "places of historic, architectural or scientific significance".[1]

Aboriginal heritage[edit]

The National Parks and Wildlife Act 1974 is the primary legislation in New South Wales relied upon within the state to effectively manage and protect the state's Aboriginal cultural heritage[2]

Section 84 provides for a place to be designated an "Aboriginal place", that "is or was of special significance with respect to Aboriginal culture", which enables special protections to be put in place.[3]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "National Parks and Wildlife Act 1974". Australasian Legal Information Institute. Retrieved 20 August 2021.
  2. ^ Evatt, Elizabeth Andreas; Australia. Office of the Minister for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs (1996), "Annex VII", Review of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Heritage Protection Act 1984, Minister for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs, pp. 339–344, ISBN 978-0-642-27173-0, ISSN 0727-4181 (Selected parts of the review)
  3. ^ "National Parks and Wildlife Act 1974 - Sect 84 Aboriginal places". Australasian Legal Information Institute. Retrieved 20 August 2021.

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