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15-January-2021
15-January-2021

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The plaque commemorates the centenary of the Real Property Act of 1857 - 1858, and Sir Robert Richard Torrens.

The Real Property Act 1858, was an Act of the Parliament of South Australia, with the long title of "An Act to simplify the Laws relating to the transfer and encumbrance of freehold and other interests in Land". After being introduced as a private member's bill by Sir Robert Richard Torrens, it was passed by both houses and assented to by the Governor of South Australia, on 27 January 1858.

It was the first law in the world to institute what has become known as the Torrens Title system of property law, and is sometimes referred to as the "Torrens Title" Act 1858.

Location

Address:Victoria Square, Torrens Building, Adelaide, 5000
State:SA
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -34.927908
Long: 138.600806
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Government
Sub-Theme:Colonial

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Tuesday 1st July, 1958
Front Inscription

This Plaque Erected To Commemorate
         The Centenary Of
THE REAL PROPERTY ACT 1857 - 8
           And In Honour Of
SIR ROBERT RICHARD TORRENS G. C. M. G.  M. A.
           Was Unveiled By
His Excellency The Lieutenant Governor
        THE HONOURABLE
SIR JOHN MELLIS NAPIER K. C. M. G. Ll. B.
  On The First Of July 1958.

Source: MA
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