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S.A. Northern Pioneers: Sir Robert Torrens
Title : S.A. Northern Pioneers: Sir Robert Torrens S.A. Northern Pioneers: Sir Robert Torrens
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Source : B 6912/D10
Date of creation : ca. 1870
Format : Photograph
Dimensions : 50 x 33 mm
Contributor : State Library catalogue
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Portrait of Sir R.R. Torrens from the S.A. Northern Pioneers' composite, 1850-1859 (shown in position on B 6912/2).

Robert Torrens was an economist and member of the British Parliament who was a strong advocate for the British colonisation of South Australia. In 1835 he published Colonization of South Australia and became the chairman of the South Australian Colonization Commission. Torrens immigrated to South Australia in 1839. A member of the Legislative Council from 1851, he was also a member of the first elected government in 1857. In the same year he introduced a Bill to amend the Real Property Act. This revolutionised the management of land ownership in South Australia and was adopted in jurisdictions around the world, being commonly known as the 'Torrens Title'.
Related names :

Torrens, Robert, 1780-1864

Period : 1836-1851,1852-1883
Place : South Australia
Further reading :

Torrens, Robert. Colonization of South Australia, Adelaide, S. Aust.: Public Library of South Australia, 1962

Torrens, Robert. Emigration from Ireland to South Australia, Dublin: Obtained gratis from John Bernard, 1839 (London : T. Brettell)

Torrens, Robert. Self supporting colonization, London: Ridgway, and Smith, Elder, 1847

Torrens, Robert, Sir. A handbook on the Real Property Act of South Australia, Adelaide, S. Aust.: Advertiser and Chronicle Offices, 1862?

Torrens, Robert, Sir. The South Australian system of conveyancing by registration of title, [Adelaide?: s.n.], 1859 printing (Adelaide: Printed at the Register and Observer General Printing Offices)

Sir Robert Richard Torrens, K.C.M.G. the father of the Torrens System Bankers' magazine of Australasia, vol. 89, no. 11 (June 1976), p. 403-408

Torrens Title Wakefield companion to South Australian history, Kent Town, S. Aust.: Wakefield Press, 2001p. 544

Internet links :

Australian Dictionary of Biography Online: Torrens, Sir Robert Richard (1814 - 1884)

SA Memory, Foundation of South Australia 1800-1851 Robert Torrens and Sir Robert Richard Torrens



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