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The powers of colonial legislatures to create courts, alter local constitutions and authenticate laws were confirmed by the British statute.
Historical Subject | By Peter Moore | 1860s, 1930s
Elder Family of Scots merchants and ship owners saw the infant South Australia as an opportunity to expand their business interests. Alexander Lang Elder (1815–1885), the pioneer, arrived in 1839 and established a trading business.
Historical Subject | By Carol Fort | North Terrace | 1850s, 1860s, 1870s, 1880s, 1890s
Paradoxically, the only parts of South Australia to experience occasional serious disruption of by flooding are the far distant sparsely populated deserts around Lake Eyre
Historical Subject | By CR Twidale, University of Adelaide | River Torrens | 1840s, 1860s, 1870s, 1890s, 1920s, 1930s, 1950s, 1970s, 2010s
Germans have been arriving in South Australia since the beginnings of the new colony in 1836
Historical Subject | By Migration Museum | 1860s, late nineteenth century, mid twentieth century
The evolving profession in South Australia retained some centuries-old practices.
Historical Subject | By Peter Moore | 1830s, 1840s, 1850s, 1860s, 1870s, 1900-1910, 1910s, 1920s, 1930s, 1980s
The Torrens title system for land ownership was inaugurated in South Australia has led the world in the computerisation of real property title information.
Historical Subject | By Peter Moore | 1830s, 1850s, 1860s, 1870s, 1880s
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