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The Foreign Marriage (Armed Forces) (Amendment) Order 1965

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NEW ZEALAND—Section 44 of the Marriage Act 1955 reads as follows:—

A service marriage solemnised out of New Zealand by any member of the forces who is a chaplain or who is duly authorised in that behalf shall be deemed to have been and to be as valid as if it had been solemnised in New Zealand in accordance with the provisions of this Act.

AUSTRALIA—Sections 71 and 73 of the Marriage Act 1961 read as follows:—

71.(1) Subject to this Part, a marriage between parties of whom one atleast is a member of the Defence Force may be solemnised in an overseas country by or in the presence of a chaplain.

(2) The Governor General may, by Proclamation, declare that a part of the Queen's Dominions that has been occupied by a state at war with the Commonwealth and in which facilities for marriage in accordance with the local law have not, in the opinion of the Governor General, been adequately restored shall be deemed to be an overseas country for the purposes of this section.”

73.  A marriage solemnised under this Part, being a marriage which, if it had been solemnised in Australia in accordance with Division 2 of Part IV of this Act, would have been a valid marriage, is valid throughout the Commonwealth and all the Territories of the Commonwealth.

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