Digitization at C J Koh Law Library

Straits Settlements.  The laws of the Straits Settlements 1835-1919 : revised up to and including the 31st day of December, 1919; but exclusive of War and Emergency Legislation. 5 vols. London : Waterlow & Sons Ltd, 1920 (K7396 1920)

You can now access The laws of the Straits Settlements 1835-1919 at only a mouse click away.

The C J Koh Law Library has the only printed set of the revised edition in Singapore and the volumes are rather well-worn. As The laws of the Straits Settlements 1835-1919 is important to our nation’s legal history, the NUS Libraries with the assistance of iGroup, decided to digitize the entire set in order to preserve them. The set is now available freely on the web through the links provided in our online catalogue, LINC+, which would lead you straight to the PDF version.

Volume 1 covers ordinances from 1835 to 1900, volume 2 covers from 1901 to 1907, volume 3 covers 1908-1912, volume 4 covers 1913-1919 while volume 5 covers private ordinances.

The set enables you to locate old ordinances of Singapore, Malacca, Penang and Labuan. For instance, you can easily find the Penal Code of 1871 and the Copyright Ordinance of 1914. You can also trace the history of our medical school by referring to the “King Edward VII Medical School Ordinance no 191” of 1905.

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