State Records Office of WA SROWA

Government of Western Australia, Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries

AU WA A101 - CIVIL COURT OF WESTERN AUSTRALIA

Identity area

Type of entity

Corporate body

Legal Status Text

Courthouse

Authorized form of name

CIVIL COURT OF WESTERN AUSTRALIA

Other form(s) of name

Description identifier

AU WA A101

Description area

Dates of existence

1832-01-01 - 1860-12-31

History

The Legislative Council passed an Act for establishing the Court of Civil Judicature (2 Wm IV No. 1) on the 10 February 1832, to be known as the Civil Court of Western Australia. The Court was to be held before one Judge, called "The Commissioner of the Civil Court of Western Australia". The Court was to deal with all cases as the Courts of Westminister in England, with authority to appoint Guardians and Committees over persons and property of infants, idiots and lunatics, and to grant probates of Wills, and commit letters of Administration. Suits were to be commenced in the Court by Summons and not by arrest.

Pleadings in the Court were to be oral and made in person. In 1861 all the powers of the Civil Court were transferred to the Supreme Court by the Supreme Court Ordinance (24 Vic. No. 15) on 18 June 1861.

Places

Functions, occupations and activities

Mandates/sources of authority

Creation: An Act to establish a Court of Civil Judicature 1832- 2nd Guelielmi IV No 1

Internal structures/genealogy

General context

Relationships area

Related entity

AU WA A44 - SUPREME COURT OF WESTERN AUSTRALIA (1861-01-01 -)

Identifier of the related entity

AU WA A44

Category of the relationship

Succeeding

Dates of the relationship

1861-01-01 -

Description of relationship

Related function

Related unit of description

Series S126 - NEWSPAPER PROPRIETORS RETURNS OF SCHEDULES FOR REGISTRATION

Role

Creation

Description of relationship

Dates of relationship

1899-12-30 -

Related unit of description

Series S129 - REGISTERS - CIVIL COURT RECORDS OF PLAINTS

Role

Creation

Description of relationship

Dates of relationship

1832-01-01 - 1861-01-01

Related unit of description

Series S136 - MINUTE BOOKS - CIVIL COURT

Role

Creation

Description of relationship

Dates of relationship

1832-01-01 - 1861-01-01

Related unit of description

Series S936 - FILES - COURT ORDERS AND CASES

Role

Creation

Description of relationship

Dates of relationship

-

Related unit of description

Series S182 - DAY BOOKS - INSOLVENTS' ACCOUNTS

Role

Creation

Description of relationship

Dates of relationship

1899-12-30 -

Related unit of description

Series S196 - REGISTERS - RETURNS OF CIVIL AND CRIMINAL BUSINESS

Role

Creation

Description of relationship

Dates of relationship

1851-01-01 - 1860-12-30

Related unit of description

Series S201 - FILES - CIVIL WRITS

Role

Creation

Description of relationship

Dates of relationship

1832-01-01 - 1861-01-01

Related unit of description

Series S2335 - CIVIL COURT - RULES, ETC

Role

Creation

Description of relationship

Dates of relationship

-

Related unit of description

Series S34 - FILES - PROBATE

Role

Creation

Description of relationship

Dates of relationship

1832-01-01 - 1860-12-31

Related unit of description

Series S297 - REGISTER - CASES IN EQUITY

Role

Creation

Description of relationship

Dates of relationship

1858-01-01 - 1861-01-01

Related unit of description

Series S51 - MINUTES OF INSOLVENCY PROCEEDINGS

Role

Creation

Description of relationship

Dates of relationship

1899-12-30 -

Related unit of description

Series S52 - INSOLVENCY RECORDS (INSOLVENT ORDINANCE, 1856)

Role

Creation

Description of relationship

Dates of relationship

1899-12-30 -

Related unit of description

Series S55 - INDEX TO PROBATE AND ADMINISTRATION FILES

Role

Creation

Description of relationship

Dates of relationship

1899-12-30 -

Related unit of description

Series S56 - COPIES OF GRANTS OF PROBATE

Role

Creation

Description of relationship

Dates of relationship

1832-01-01 - 1861-01-01

Related unit of description

Series S57 - COPIES OF GRANTS OF LETTERS OF ADMINISTRATION

Role

Creation

Description of relationship

Dates of relationship

-

Related unit of description

Series S59 - APPLICATIONS FOR GRANTS OF LETTERS OF ADMINISTRATION (ORIGINALS)

Role

Creation

Description of relationship

Dates of relationship

1899-12-30 -

Related unit of description

Series S63 - ANTHONY CURTIS LETTERBOOK

Role

Creation

Description of relationship

Dates of relationship

1899-12-30 -

Related unit of description

Series S64 - NOMINAL INDEX TO PROBATE AND ADMINISTRATION RECORDS

Role

Creation

Description of relationship

Dates of relationship

1899-12-30 -

Related unit of description

Series S882 - REGISTERS - CASES FILED

Role

Controlling

Description of relationship

Dates of relationship

1804-01-01 - 1861-01-01

Related unit of description

Series S882 - REGISTERS - CASES FILED

Role

Creation

Description of relationship

Dates of relationship

1804-01-01 - 1861-01-01

Related unit of description

Series S890 - FILES - CASES IN EQUITY

Role

Creation

Description of relationship

Dates of relationship

1833-01-01 - 1861-01-01

Control area

Rules and/or conventions used

Status

Final

Level of detail

Dates of creation, revision and deletion

Sources

Archivist's notes