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REGISTERS - CASES FILED

  • AU WA S882
  • Series
  • 1864-01-01 - 1941-01-01

Labelled "Miscellaneous", these registers apparently record cases filed and indicate where the files will be found. The registers are alphabetical, by family name or company name of parties involved.The first volume entries give the name, type of ...

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MINUTE BOOKS - COURT OF QUARTER SESSIONS

  • AU WA S204
  • Series
  • 1830-01-01 - 1890-01-01

On 9 December 1829, Captain Stirling appointed Justices of the Peace to deal with civil and criminal matters. The greater part of their work was in connection with criminal offences and they held courts of Petty and Quarter Sessions as in England....

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FILES - CRIMINAL INDICTMENT

  • AU WA S122
  • Series
  • 1830-01-01 -

In order to deal with criminal offences Captain Stirling created the appointments of Justices of the Peace on 9 December 1829 under the 1535 Act Hen. VIII, excluding the "caution clause". A further Proclamation was made on 20 January 1830 appointi...

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REGISTERS - CRIMINAL RECORD BOOKS

  • AU WA S49
  • Series
  • 1830-10-01 -

Registers of Calendar of Prisoners at various Court sittings in the Supreme Court and country centres. Registers for each sitting of the Supreme Court criminal sittings, also some quarter sessions for country areas. Shows case number, name, crime ...

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FILES - CIVIL WRITS

  • AU WA S201
  • Series
  • 1832-01-01 - 1888-01-01

The Civil Court of Western Australia was established in 1832 to deal with all cases as did the Courts of Westminister in England. Suits were to be commenced in the Court by summons and not by arrest. Pleadings in the court were to be oral and made...

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COPIES OF GRANTS OF PROBATE

  • AU WA S56
  • Series
  • 1832-01-01 -

These volumes contain copies of Grants of Probate (which show date of testators' death and the names of executors) and certified copies of Wills. Unlike WAS 34 (Original Probate files), these records may be consulted and copied without writte...

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COPIES OF GRANTS OF LETTERS OF ADMINISTRATION

  • AU WA S57
  • Series
  • 1832-01-01 -

Letters of Administration are granted by the Court in cases where a person has died intestate (without a will) or when the executors cited in a testator's will are unable to administer the estate.Typically, these records show:1) the name of t...

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REGISTERS - CIVIL COURT RECORDS OF PLAINTS

  • AU WA S129
  • Series
  • 1832-01-01 - 1861-01-01

List of plaints brought before the Civil Court from 1832. The Civil Court was established by the Civil Court Act of 1832 which was the first Act of the newly created legislature. Initially, all pleadings were oral and the Civil Court Record shows ...

CIVIL COURT OF WESTERN AUSTRALIA

NOMINAL INDEX TO PROBATE AND ADMINISTRATION RECORDS

  • AU WA S64
  • Series
  • 1832-01-01 - 1920-01-01

Nominal (name-based) indexes to Probate and Administration Records.Volume 1 indexes Probate records, 1832 - August 1920. This volume records:i. name of deceased,ii. page number of volume containing copy of will & grant of probate (Record Series No...

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MINUTE BOOKS - CIVIL COURT

  • AU WA S136
  • Series
  • 1832-01-01 - 1884-01-01

Minute books of the Civil Court from its inception in March 1832, kept by the Registrar.Volumes contain cause lists for each court sitting giving names of plaintiff and defendant, followed by minutes of proceedings, and judgement or outcome (eg st...

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FILES - PROBATE

  • AU WA S34
  • Series
  • 1832-01-01 -

Until 1832 there were no legal means of dealing with the estates of deceased persons in Western Australia. (The estates of those who died in the colony between 1829 and 1831 were administered in Britain, were settled informally, or were settled la...

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INDEX TO PROBATE AND ADMINISTRATION FILES

  • AU WA S55
  • Series
  • 1832-01-01 - 1939-12-31

Index cards to Grants of Probate and to Grants of Letters of Administration. The cards are arranged alphabetically and cover the period 1832 - c. 1939.Typically, the index cards which constitute this series show 1) the name of the deceased 2) the ...

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INDEX TO ADMINISTRATIONS/FORM AND PROCEDURES BOOK

  • AU WA S58
  • Series
  • 1832-01-01 - 1842-01-01

Index to Administration files and copies of Grants of Letters of Administration, (Nos. 1-22), 1832-1840. The second half of this volume contains copies of Forms of Plaints to be filed in Civil actions, 1836, and Rules & Orders for the regulation o...

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APPLICATIONS FOR GRANTS OF LETTERS OF ADMINISTRATION (ORIGINALS)

  • AU WA S59
  • Series
  • 1832-01-01 -

Letters of Administration are granted by the Court in cases where a person has died intestate (without a will) or when the executors mentioned in a will are unable to administer the testator's estate.This series constitutes original documents...

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FILES - CASES IN EQUITY

  • AU WA S890
  • Series
  • 1833-01-01 - 1880-01-01

These files relate to cases in equity. Equity is a system of jurisprudence developed in England to supplement and remedy the limitations and inflexibility of the common law. It related particularly to land and ties to, or hold over land. Holding e...

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NEWSPAPER PROPRIETORS RETURNS OF SCHEDULES FOR REGISTRATION

  • AU WA S126
  • Series
  • 1837-01-01 - 1986-01-01

Under "The Newspaper Libel and Registration Act, 1884 Amendment Act 1888" provision is made for the Registration of Newspaper Proprietors to be established under the superintendence of the Registrar (S.C.). Registration had to take place on or bef...

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FILES - COURT ORDERS AND CASES

  • AU WA S936
  • Series
  • 1841-01-01 -

These files, originally labelled "Miscellaneous", apparently concern Supreme Court activities which did not fall under the major filing sequences, such as probate, civil writs, divorce etc.The earlier files mainly consist of applications for a var...

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ANTHONY CURTIS LETTERBOOK

  • AU WA S63
  • Series
  • 1843-01-01 - 1853-01-01

Letterbook of Fremantle merchant Anthony Curtis who died in 1853, allegedly with debts of 5,000 pounds. Curtis' estate was not wound up until 1860 and it is likely that this volume was submitted as evidence following the death of the executor...

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INDEX - DEPOSITIONS IN CASES NOT PROSECUTED

  • AU WA S260
  • Series
  • 1849-01-01 - 1878-01-01

Nominal index to depositions in cases not prosecuted. Index shows name and a (deposition) number. To locate deposition consult consignment listings for WAS 122 (criminal indictment files). When the case was prosecuted the deposition was included i...

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REGISTERS - RETURNS OF CIVIL AND CRIMINAL BUSINESS

  • AU WA S196
  • Series
  • 1851-01-01 - 1879-01-01

Various statistical returns of civil and criminal business heard in the Supreme Court for the information of H.E. the Governor. Includes: returns of Ticket of Leave and conditional pardon men (gives names) tried, and nature and amount of expense o...

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REGISTER - CASES IN EQUITY

  • AU WA S297
  • Series
  • 1858-01-01 - 1889-01-01

Cases heard in the Court in Equity. This register records orders and decrees given for cases in equity. Equity is a division within common law which is the body of law inherited by the Colony of Western Australia from England. Equity is a system o...

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INSOLVENCY RECORDS (INSOLVENT ORDINANCE, 1856)

  • AU WA S52
  • Series
  • 1858-01-01 - 1871-01-01

Laws regarding insolvent debtors were first introduced in Western Australia in 1842 by 6 Vic. No. 11, which enabled any person, public body or partnership to apply to the Civil Court for an insolvency order. The Act was replaced by the Insolvent O...

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DAY BOOKS - INSOLVENTS' ACCOUNTS

  • AU WA S182
  • Series
  • 1858-01-01 - 1875-01-01

Insolvents Accounts Day Books (Cash) kept by the Official Assignee. Shows name, address and occupation of insolvent and a statement of the accounts of his estate.

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MINUTES OF INSOLVENCY PROCEEDINGS

  • AU WA S51
  • Series
  • 1859-01-01 - 1870-01-01

By authority of the Insolvent Ordinance of 1856 (20 Vic, No. 10) the Civil Court was constituted as a Court of Insolvency. Jurisdiction was transferred to the Supreme Court, when that court was established in 1861. The records which comprise this ...

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RETURNS OF PRISONERS COMMITTED FOR TRIAL

  • AU WA S261
  • Series
  • 1860-01-01 - 1887-01-01

Returns of prisoners committed for trial at the Supreme Court. The returns were sent to the Court initially by the Comptroller of convicts and later they were sent from Perth Gaol. The returns list the men accused with their registration number, i...

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FILES - PRIVY COUNCIL APPEALS

  • AU WA S879
  • Series
  • 1860-06-07 - 1924-01-22

In addition to the provision for appeals in civil matters made by the Civil Court Act, there was a common law right of appeal to the Privy Council in England, over decisions of lower courts. Criminal matters require an application to the Privy Cou...

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INDEXES - SUPREME COURT JUDGEMENTS (CIVIL)

  • AU WA S130
  • Series
  • 1861-01-01 - 1894-01-01

Indexes to Vols 7, 8, 9 of Cause Books and/or Record of Judgements of Supreme Court (WAS 131).1. Index for Vols 7 & 8 by plaintiff's name2. Index for Vols 7 & 8 bhy defendant's name3. Index for Vol 9 by defendant's name(Beginning in...

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REGISTERS - PUBLIC PROSECUTIONS

  • AU WA S195
  • Series
  • 1861-01-01 - 1863-01-01

Record of Public Prosecutions kept by Attorney General's office. Includes statements of evidence by accused or witnesses followed by the opinion of the Attorney General as to whether prosecution should proceed. Gives case number and name of a...

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REGISTERS - JUDGEMENTS OF SUPREME COURT OF W.A.

  • AU WA S131
  • Series
  • 1861-01-01 - 1894-01-01

This series commences part way through Vol 7 of WAS 129, Civil Court Records of Plaints. With the establishment of the Supreme Court in 1861 the volume became Cause Book and/or Record of Judgements for the Supreme Court. Cases are listed in the or...

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CAUSE LISTS

  • AU WA S402
  • Series
  • 1861-01-01 - 1879-01-01

Lists of cases heard in the Supreme Court - civil sittings for cases in common law, equity, bankruptcy, divorce and appeals as well as motions.Lists show date of sitting, parties and claim. No case numbers are given; to locate any case papers (aff...

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CORRESPONDENCE CONCERNING CONVICTS

  • AU WA S252
  • Series
  • 1861-01-01 - 1891-01-01

Letters from Comptroller of convicts forwarding antecedent memos, ie, forms detailing a man's previous convictions. The letters are written by the Comptroller General to the Chief Justice concerning men who are due to appear at forthcoming Cr...

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CORRESPONDENCE

  • AU WA S405
  • Series
  • 1861-01-01 - 1879-01-01

This series of inward correspondence, mainly to His Honor Sir A.P. Burt Chief Justice of WA, concerns cases (civil, criminal, bankruptcy etc), or administrative business. The correspondence has been received from government officials as well as fr...

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INDEXES - CRIMINAL SESSIONS

  • AU WA S192
  • Series
  • 1861-01-01 -

Index of people tried at criminal sessions of the Supreme Court. Gives name of person and date of hearing, no other information. However, it is a useful index to Vol 1 of the Criminal Registers (WAS 49) from 1861.

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FILES - JUDGEMENTS

  • AU WA S575
  • Series
  • 1861-01-01 - 1881-01-01

Judgements, Nos. 1-2531, for 1861-1881, are located at item number 121-147 of Consignment 3580. These documents are judgements handed down in certain cases. Indexes to the judgements are at WAS 130 and details of the judgements are also found at W...

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INDEXES - BILLS OF SALE

  • AU WA S1475
  • Series
  • 1863-01-01 - 1900-12-31

Alphabetical indexes to some of the Registers of Bills of Sale. Details include name, Book no and page no in the book. See WAS 1434.

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REGISTERS - BILLS OF SALE

  • AU WA S1434
  • Series
  • 1863-07-30 -

A Bill of Sale includes any document which notifies the transfer, or the intention to transfer, property or goods. A Bill of Sale Act was passed in 1899 which required the registration of all bills of sale. The Bills of Sale registers include the ...

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DIVORCE FILES

  • AU WA S35
  • Series
  • 1864-01-01 - 1977-12-31

The Supreme Court of Western Australia was given jurisdiction in matrimonial causes by the Divorce and Matrimonial Causes Act of 1863 (27 Vic., No. 19). The Act provided that jurisdiction was to be exercised by a Court of Record known as the "Cour...

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DIVORCE REGISTERS AND INDEXES

  • AU WA S40
  • Series
  • 1864-01-01 - 1977-12-31

Divorce Registers and alphabetical index of petitioners. Early volumes include precis and decrees. Later volumes record names of petitioners, respondents and co-respondents; maiden name of wife and date and place of marriage; and (from 1941 onward...

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RECORDS OF CONVICTION

  • AU WA S272
  • Series
  • 1866-01-01 - 1909-01-01

Records of conviction transmitted by convicting magistrates or Justices to the Registrar of the Supreme Court. Many relate to Aboriginal Natives and others relate to summary convictions. In either case the record of the conviction was required by ...

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REGISTERS - LIENS ON WOOL

  • AU WA S861
  • Series
  • 1866-11-04 - 1900-03-28

In 1866 30 Vic No. 5, an Ordinance to give a preferable lien on wool, became law. Where any person (usually a merchant) made a bonafide advance of money or goods or promissory note, he was given a preferential lien on the next ensuing clip of wool...

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FILES - APPEALS

  • AU WA S202
  • Series
  • 1867-01-01 -

The files are mostly concerned with appeals from Local Courts or on matters of civil jurisdiction. However, they do include appeals from Courts of Petty Sessions or Courts of Summary Jurisdiction. Files of appeals relating to indictable offences a...

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SUMMONS TO ATTEND IN CHAMBERS

  • AU WA S352
  • Series
  • 1868-01-01 - 1877-01-01

Files consisting of summons to either party in a civil case, or their attorney, to attend the Chief Justice, Archibald Paull Burt in his chambers. Cases concern guardianship and maintenance, equity, divorce, ecclesiastical (deceased estates) etc.F...

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LETTERBOOK - REGISTRARS OFFICE SUPREME COURT

  • AU WA S210
  • Series
  • 1870-01-01 -

Office letterbook of the Registrar's Office, Supreme Court. Index of addressees at front.(Volume is in fragile condition due to ink of the writing corroding through the paper).

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FILES - COMMON LAW

  • AU WA S883
  • Series
  • 1870-01-01 - 1901-01-01

The "common law" system which had existed in England was substantially applied in Western Australia. Under this, judgements were based on either the parliamentary laws or a precedent.The series contains files for a variety of cases based on common...

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REGISTERS - CRIMINAL RECORDS OF CONVICTION

  • AU WA S193
  • Series
  • 1870-01-05 - 1870-04-06

Record of criminal proceedings in Supreme Court sittings. Gives number and name of person charged and details of court proceedings.

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FILES - PREROGATIVE WRITS OF CERTIORARI, PROHIBITION, MANDAMUS AND HABEAS CORPUS

  • AU WA S860
  • Series
  • 1970-08-12 - 1974-03-14

This series contains files for several types of prerogative writs. These were writs issued by the Supreme Court for the supervision of inferior courts, tribunals and administrative bodies. The different types are described on the next page.The ser...

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REGISTERS - PETITIONS FOR LIQUIDATIONS

  • AU WA S183
  • Series
  • 1871-01-01 - 1892-01-01

Registers of petitions for liquidation by arrangement or composition (See Rule 287 of 34 Vic No. 20, 1871). There may also be files for same names at WAS 54, Bankruptcy files, 1871-1892.

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REGISTERS OF NATURALIZATION ACT CERTIFICATES

  • AU WA S60
  • Series
  • 1871-01-01 - 1903-01-01

Registers of Naturalization Certificates enrolled in the Supreme Court under the Naturalization Act of 1871 (35 Vic., No. 2). Prior to 1871 naturalization was effected by separate and individual Acts of the Legislative Council; after 1903, natural...

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BANKRUPTCY (1871 ACT) RECORDS

  • AU WA S54
  • Series
  • 1871-01-01 - 1892-01-01

These records were filed in compliance of the Bankruptcy Act of 1871 (34 Vic., No. 20). Included are petitions for bankruptcy, creditors' notes, minutes of creditors' meetings, financial statements, receipts, correspondence etc. The reco...

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REGISTER OF BANKRUPTCIES (1871) ACT

  • AU WA S53
  • Series
  • 1871-01-01 - 1892-01-01

The Insolvent Ordinance of 1856 was repealed and replaced by the Bankruptcy Act of 1871 (34 Vic., No. 20). The registers and indexes which constitute this series were created in compliance with the 1871 Act. The registers include minutes of bankru...

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