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Type: Journal article
Title: The Torrens system - definitely not German
Author: Taylor, G.
Citation: Adelaide Law Review, 2009; 30(2):195
Publisher: University of Adelaide Press
Issue Date: 2009
ISSN: 0065-1915
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Greg Taylor
Abstract: This article gives an overview of the reasons why the Torrens system cannot be considered a German import, having regard not so much to the detail of times and dates (which I have examined in detail elsewhere) but to aspects of early South Australian society which tend to disprove a crucial element in the case for considering it a German import: namely, that early South Australians would not have accepted the Torrens system had they known the ‘truth’ that it was of German origin. This accusation is a risible under-estimation of the broadmindedness of early South Australians, and the simple reason they were not told that it was of German origin is that it was not. A response is also provided to the accusation that Torrens was just a self-serving hypocrite when he claimed to be undertaking conveyancing reform in the interests of the public at large.
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RMID: 0030066752
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