No Risks with Magna Carta

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Title

No Risks with Magna Carta

Subject

Acquisition, Australian Parliament, Canberra, charter, Commonwealth Investigations Branch, constitution, constitutional law, government, Bill of Rights, Great Charter (1215), inspeximus, King Edward I (r.1272-1307), King John (r.1199-1216), law, Magna Carta, medieval document, medieval government, medieval law, medieval parliament, medieval statute, parliament, Parliament House, statute

Description

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 1297. This brief notice in the Sunday Times informs readers that the medieval document had arrived in Australia and had been transported to Parliament House, where it would be kept in the vault.

Creator

Anon.

Source

National Library of Australia

Publisher

The Sunday Times

Date

30 November 1952, p. 8

Rights

The Sunday Times

Format

Newspaper Article

Language

English

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Original Format

Newspaper article;
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Citation

“No Risks with Magna Carta,” Medievalism in Australian Cultural Memory, accessed June 16, 2019, http://ausmed.arts.uwa.edu.au/items/show/269.