In the planned colony of South Australia, Aboriginal people were to be British subjects, held accountable for their actions by English law, but fully entitled to its protection. However, the reality failed to meet the high expectations of Londons reformers. The dreams rapidly soured as British law struggled to protect the settlers interests and failed to protect Aboriginal lives and birthrights. In One Law for All? Alan Pope reveals how those complexities played out in the colony that was meant to do it better.