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Offline bitzar

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Australian Marriage Law
« on: Tuesday 27 February 18 09:14 GMT (UK) »
Hi team

After reading a comment today about who can and can't marry who in Australia, I thought I'd post this link from The Attorney-General's Department.

Your's in Research

Bitzar.

https://www.ag.gov.au/FamiliesAndMarriage/Marriage/Pages/Getting-married.aspx


ROBERTS / ROBERT / ROBERTSON (Paternal) - Dunbartonshire/Stirlingshire, Scotland
NEWEY - Leicestershire, England
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CHAPMAN - Cornwall - England
NICHOLLS - Cornwall - England
SHAW - Nottinghamshire, England
PRITCHARD - Salop, England
ROBERTS (Maternal) - Surrey, England

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Re: Australian Marriage Law
« Reply #1 on: Tuesday 27 February 18 09:37 GMT (UK) »
Not sure I understand the point you're trying to make?
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Re: Australian Marriage Law
« Reply #2 on: Wednesday 28 February 18 07:20 GMT (UK) »
Me neither ???

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Re: Australian Marriage Law
« Reply #3 on: Wednesday 28 February 18 07:39 GMT (UK) »
I do.
On this thread

http://www.rootschat.com/forum/index.php?topic=788682.0

I stated it was not legal in Australia for niece and uncle to marry.
As it turns out from Bitzar's link, I was mistaken and happy to be corrected so I will know next time should the query arise ;D

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Re: Australian Marriage Law
« Reply #4 on: Wednesday 28 February 18 07:57 GMT (UK) »
I have a couple in my family tree where a man married his wife's niece after his wife died and they had to get married in South Australia as it wasn't legal at the time in Western Australia. This was in 1931. There was no other reason for them to be in SA at the time, no family or work connections and this is what has always been said by the family through the years.
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Re: Australian Marriage Law
« Reply #5 on: Wednesday 28 February 18 08:41 GMT (UK) »
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Re: Australian Marriage Law
« Reply #6 on: Wednesday 28 February 18 10:32 GMT (UK) »
http://www.genetic-genealogy.co.uk/Toc115570145.html

Australia fell under UK laws

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Err .... the English marriage Act of 18 July 1823 covers marriages 'abroad' ie  including what was then New South Wales.  As  from 19 July 1823 NSW had , under the Charter of Justice, authority to make its own lawful determinations including its own laws re marriage, and  with the authority of its own Supreme Court. Constitutionally 'Australia'  commences with Federation 1 Jan 1901, and of course each state continues to exercise  its own  legislative authority as per their own constitutions ...

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Re: Australian Marriage Law
« Reply #7 on: Wednesday 28 February 18 11:01 GMT (UK) »
The federal parliament from 1961 had authority to harmonise the various states Marriage Acts.

Sorry I am on e-reader so cannot give live link to aph.gov.au blurb. 

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Re: Australian Marriage Law
« Reply #8 on: Wednesday 28 February 18 13:43 GMT (UK) »
Sue

You are always a wealth of knowledge and such an asset to the team here.

I didn't want to point any fingers.  We live, and learn...

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ROBERTS / ROBERT / ROBERTSON (Paternal) - Dunbartonshire/Stirlingshire, Scotland
NEWEY - Leicestershire, England
FITZGERALD - Co. Cork - Ireland
HOWLETT - Suffolk, England
PHILMORE - Wiltshire, England
CHAPMAN - Cornwall - England
NICHOLLS - Cornwall - England
SHAW - Nottinghamshire, England
PRITCHARD - Salop, England
ROBERTS (Maternal) - Surrey, England