National Monuments (Amendment) Act, 1987


1.—(1) In this Act—

“the Acts” means the National Monuments Acts, 1930 and 1954;

“archaeological area” means an area which the Commissioners consider to be of archaeological importance but does not include the area of a historic monument standing entered in the Register;

“historic monument” includes a prehistoric monument and any monument associated with the commercial, cultural, economic, industrial, military, religious or social history of the place where it is situated or of the country and also includes all monuments in existence before 1700 A.D. or such later date as the Minister may appoint by regulations;

“underwater heritage order” means an order under section 3 of this Act;

“the Principal Act” means the National Monuments Act, 1930 ;

“the Register” means the Register of Historic Monuments established under section 5 of this Act;

“restricted area” means an area standing designated in an underwater heritage order;

“sea” includes any area submerged at high water of ordinary spring tides, an estuary or an arm of the sea and the tidal waters of any channel, creek, bay or river, and "sea bed" shall be construed accordingly;

“territorial waters of the State” means the territorial seas of the State for the purposes of the Maritime Jurisdiction Act, 1959 , and the internal waters of the State for the purposes of that Act;

“wreck” means a vessel, or part of a vessel, lying wrecked on, in or under the sea bed or on or in land covered by water, and any objects contained in or on the vessel and any objects that were formerly contained in or on a vessel and are lying on, in or under the sea bed or on or in land covered by water.

(2) References in sections 2 and 3 of this Act to the prescribed fee are references to the fee prescribed under section 24 of this Act.