On 18 September, 2016, Gary Newton as Chairman of the Australian Property Law Group of the Law Council of Australia was part of the dedication ceremony at a church in Leusdon, England for a plaque in memory of Sir Robert Torrens.
The plaque was erected by the Law Council of Australia and the Australian Institute of Conveyancers. The ceremony was attended by a group of preeminent Australian property lawyers as well as the President of the Institute of Conveyancers, Santina Taranto, the Secretary General of the International Property Registries Association Dr Nicholas Nogueroles, and Professor Peter Butt, as well as a large local church congregation.
Sir Robert Torrens made an unrivalled contribution to the property law systems of Australia and many countries across the globe. This contribution is now recognised at his place of rest.
The plaque reads: