EVIDENCE ACT, 1898

“This Bill  consolidates  the  whole or portions of the following Statutes :—

 

5 Vic.  No..9 :

7 Vic. No. 16 ;

8 Vic. No. 1;

11 Vic. No. 38;

11 Vic. No. 46;

13 Vic. No. l6;

16 Vic. No. 14 ;

17 Vic. No. 39;

18 Vic.  No.  13 ;

19 Vic. No.  30 ;

19 Vic. No.  34 ;

20 Vic. No.  31 ;

22 Vic.  No 7 ;

24 Vic.  No. 16;

36 Vic.  No.  9 ;

40 Vic. No.  8; *

* 40 Vic. No.  8; Evidence Further Amendment Act (1876) is the Act which finally provided Aboriginal people with the right to give unsworn evidence in a Court of Law.

40 Vic. No. 3

46 Vic. No. I7 ;

51 Vic   No. 19 ;

52 Vic. No.  14 :

54 Vic. No.  25;

55 Vic. No.  4 ;

55 Vic. No.  5;

55 Vic. No. 30;

56 Vic. No. 36

 

The statutory law of evidence is contained in a large number of Acts which amend, repeal, impliedly amend, impliedly repeal, vary, and overlie other, and whose confused  provisions it has been found a difficult and delicate task  to reduce to a clear, simple, and orderly form, without . without running the risk of altering the law.”