Compulsory acquisitions during the Australian colonial period

Ostler, Duane L. (2011) Compulsory acquisitions during the Australian colonial period. The Australian Law Journal, 85 3: 165-184.

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Author Ostler, Duane L.
Title Compulsory acquisitions during the Australian colonial period
Journal name The Australian Law Journal   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0004-9611
Publication date 2011
Volume 85
Issue 3
Start page 165
End page 184
Total pages 20
Place of publication Rozelle, NSW, Australia
Publisher Lawbook Co.
Collection year 2012
Language eng
Subject C1
180108 Constitutional Law
Formatted abstract
Acquisition law during the Australian colonial period was far more robust than many might think. All of the Australian colonies enacted acquisitions legislation during this time, usually adapting the Land Clauses Consolidation Act 1845 (UK). The Australian colonies modified their acquisitions Acts, tailoring them to their own needs. Unlike the Americans, however, none of the Australian States inserted acquisition language in their Constitutions. There were many acquisition cases in the Australian colonies during the 1900s. The earliest cases usually dealt with Crown grants and reservations. Later cases described acquisitions law in respect to mill dams and flooding of property, as well as harm to property from the raising of roads or railways. However, the largest number of acquisition cases dealt with the calculation of compensa- tion. In reviewing acquisition cases, courts usually were quite strict in following the applicable Acts.
Q-Index Code C1
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Institutional Status Non-UQ

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