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Author Taylor, Gregory Dening.

Title A great and glorious reformation : six early South Australian legal innovations / Greg Taylor
Published Kent Town, S. Aust. : Wakefield Press, 2005
Kent Town, S. Aust. : Wakefield Press, c2005


Location Call no. Vol. Availability
 MELB  KL 177 S62 Tay/Gag  AVAILABLE
Description 211 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 21 cm
regular print
Contents 1. Early South Australia - an innovatory place -- 2. Hamburger to go? The Torrens system -- 3. Recognition of Aboriginal customary law -- 4. Rights to sue the government -- 5. Clubs and societies legislation -- 6. Defendants giving evidence -- 7. An important procedural reform - that didn't work -- 8. Concluding remarks -- Acknowledgements -- Index
Summary South Australia has a long tradition of law reform. In its early days the colony was responsible for a number of legal innovations that have spread across Australia and in some cases the world. One particular change was the recognition of Aboriginal customary law at the urging of a grand jury
Analysis All Australian Indigenous Material
Law (South Australia,Australia)
Notes Includes index
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Aboriginal Australians -- Legal status, laws, etc. -- Australia -- South Australia.
Defense (Criminal procedure) -- Australia -- South Australia.
Evidence (Law) -- Australia -- South Australia.
Law reform -- Australia -- South Australia.
Law reform -- Australia -- South Australia.
Law -- Australia -- South Australia -- History.
Customary law -- Australia.
Torrens system -- Australia -- South Australia.
Author Wakefield Press.
ISBN 1862546754