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In 1952, the Australian government paid £15,600 to secure the purchase of an inspeximus copy of Magna Carta from the reign of Edward I. This document confirmed and re-issued the main provisions of the Great Charter signed by King John in 1215, and…

An address made by the Hon. Sir Gerard Brennan at the naming of Magna Carta Place in Canberra. He justifies the naming by arguing that the Magna Carta and the ideologies it represents contribute to the creation of a valuable and "enduring myth [in…