National Parks and Wildlife Act 1974 No 80
89 Preservation or exhibition of certain Aboriginal
(1) Subject to this section, the Minister or the Director-General may,
by agreement with a person having the ownership or possession of:
(a) an Aboriginal object that is not the property of the Crown,
(b) an Aboriginal place,
acquire the Aboriginal object or take such other action as the Minister
or the Director-General thinks is practicable for the preservation or
exhibition of the Aboriginal object or Aboriginal
(2) An Aboriginal object acquired under this section shall be the
property of the Crown.
(3) An Aboriginal object that is real property shall not be acquired
under this section, but nothing in this section affects anything contained in
(4) Any Aboriginal object acquired by the Minister or the
Director-General prior to the commencement day shall be deemed to have been
acquired under this section.