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The Jervis Bay Territory Acceptance Act 1915
was an Act
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of the Parliament of Australia
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which followed the New South Wales
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, Seat of Government Surrender Act 1915
The Seat of Government Surrender Act 1915 was an Act of the New South Wales Parliament transferring land from New South Wales to establish the Jervis Bay Territory as part of the Federal Capital Territory. The Jervis Bay Territory Acceptance Act 1915 was the corresponding Commonwealth Act accepting...
. The Act created the Territory of Jervis Bay
The Jervis Bay Territory is a territory of the Commonwealth of Australia. It was surrendered by the state of New South Wales to the Commonwealth Government in 1915 so that the Federal capital at Canberra would have "access to the sea"....
, as a part of the Federal Capital Territory
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(FCT) and with all laws of the FCT applicable.