Native Title | Indigenous People’s Right to Land

Native title Native Title is the right rooted in the traditional laws and customs of an indigenous people (Aboriginal or First People) to the possession, enjoyment and use of land and waters and as a result a right that is recognized by common law in native title . This right (although referred to by different names) is recognised in all countries where land was taken by the British in the name of the Crown but, at the outset, without any proper recognition of the rights of the existing … [Read more...]

Torrens Title System | Introduced in Australia by Sir Richard Torrens

Torrens Title System A system for the registration of land titles originally introduced into South Australia in 1858–60 by Sir Richard Torrens, an Irish emigrant to Australia, who devised a system for the registration of titles to land based on the method used to record ownership interests in ships as used by the British Ship Registry. (The system was also based around other systems of land registration, notably a system used in some Hanseatic towns, and possibly adopted other forms of land … [Read more...]