Title Details

Robert Richard Torrens

An account of the origin and history of real estate's Torrens Title system.
Series : Distinguished Australians | Year : 1962 | Total Duration : 13 Minutes | Producer : Frank Bagnall
Director : Lilias Castle |
Opening titles
Access No. 123182 | 1 min 18 secs | 1960s | Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
Stills - Map of Australia showing establishment of South Australia 1834; drawings of colonists arriving in SA 1836; newspapers in England selling land in SA; drawings showing new owners in country ; early explorers including Neville Charles Stuart, Forrest' Colonel Liche (phonetic) and Torrens
Access No. 123521 | 2 mins 5 secs | | SA, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
Hands moving pile of papers indicating the replacement of the transfer of land by a single document, introduced by Torrens in 1850's. Fingers turning hand written papers. Hands hammering stakes indicating ownership of land.
Access No. 123522 | 32 secs | | SA, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
Drawing showing land in SA and new properties and selling of land (1840's). Moving shot of hand sealing paper with wax and seal. Pan across deeds and titles of land. Paging through ledger, writing receipt etc. Pan through book, hand removing book from shelf, shelves of books.
Access No. 123523 | 2 mins 18 secs | | SA, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
Drawing of Torrens, Trinity College Dublin, London, harbour, people in boats. Newspaper report of the seizure of French merchant ship ÒVille de BordeauxÓ by Torrens. Cartoon of Torrens attacking newspaper editor. Lawyer's wig and book on desk. Papers involved in buying and selling of land. Drawings early settlements in SA. (1840's)
Access No. 123524 | 1 min 51 secs | | SA, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
Old coins emptied from cloth bag onto table, old bank notes passed from one pair of hands to another. Drawings land in SA, miners. Hands using surveying equipment, hand writing with quill and ink , CU land grant, deed papers piled up. Drawings of people in streets. Drawing Torrens. Statement indicating appointment of Torrens to Colonial Treasurer and Registrar General (1850's)
Access No. 123525 | 1 min 30 secs | | SA, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
Piles of land deeds, row of big books. Drawings of land, ships. Single document proving land ownership. Photograph SA Governor Sir Richard Graves MacDonnell (1850's). Hands opening wax seal of document. Photograph Anthony Forster, editor of South Australian Register, clippings from newspaper. Cartoons showing Torrens talking to crowds and election to first SA parliament in 1857.
Access No. 123526 | 2 mins 3 secs | | SA, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
Newspaper clipping from the South Australian Register announcing opening of SA's first parliament. Hand writing with quill and ink. Photograph Ulrich Neuber (phonetic),lawyer. Drawing Torrens. Drawings inside parliament. 1858 Real Property Act. Book opened. Certificate being stamped and written in modern pen.
Access No. 123527 | 1 min 54 secs | | SA, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
Sign for Registrar General and Titles office. Maps. Hand pulling large book from shelf. Hands leafing through pages. Drawing Torrens. Drawings countryside and harbour, Ireland and England (1850's). Torrens Title displayed on advertisement for land (1900's). Photographs from other countries using Torrens System. Hand stamping certificate of land title. Papers run off small printing press. Photograph Torrens (1860's).
Access No. 123528 | 2 mins 37 secs | 1960s | SA, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |