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The diorama of King John I (1166-1216) signing Magna Carta in 1215 is one of six revolving scenes devoted to English royalty that appear on the hour in the Royal Clock in Sydney’s Queen Victoria Building. The clock was designed by Neil Glasser and…

In 1952, the Australian government purchased an inspeximus copy of Magna Carta from the reign of Edward I. This document confirmed and re-enacted the main provisions of the Great Charter signed by King John in 1215, and was enacted by parliament in…

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…

On the seven hundred and twentieth anniversary of the first issue of Magna Carta (in 1215), this article in the Western Mail outlines the charter’s significance for English history and notes that special lessons had been delivered in Australian…

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…