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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 ...

SUPREME COURT OF WESTERN AUSTRALIA

FILES - DEFUNCT STATE COMPANIES

  • AU WA S4066
  • Series
  • 1893-01-13 -

This series comprises files of State owned companies that have been registered as defunct. The files typically contain memorandum and articles of association related to the dissolution of the company, but may also contain initial company registrat...

COMPANIES REGISTRATION OFFICE

FILES - DEFUNCT FOREIGN COMPANIES

  • AU WA S4153
  • Series
  • 1893-01-13 -

This series comprises files of Foreign owned companies that have been registered as defunct. The files typically contain memorandum and articles of association related to the dissolution of the company, but may also contain initial company registr...

SUPREME COURT OF WESTERN AUSTRALIA

REGISTERS - STATE COMPANIES

  • AU WA S4155
  • Series
  • 1893-01-13 -

These volumes record the registration particulars of State owned companies under the Companies Act 1893 (56 Vict., No. 8). The registers provide information on: the name of the company, the company registration number, the date any document relati...

SUPREME COURT OF WESTERN AUSTRALIA

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...

SUPREME COURT OF WESTERN AUSTRALIA

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 ...

SUPREME COURT OF WESTERN AUSTRALIA

FILES - PETITIONS OF RIGHT

  • AU WA S937
  • Series
  • 1881-10-19 - 1947-02-27

The Petition of Right was the form used under the Crown Suits Act 31 Vic No. 7 of 1867 for proceedings against the Crown for damages for breach of contract or for the recovery of property.Access to these files is through the registers (WAS 892). F...

SUPREME COURT OF WESTERN AUSTRALIA

FILES - CRIMINAL APPEALS

  • AU WA S276
  • Series
  • 1890-01-01 - 1939-01-01

At the time of the foundation of the Swan River colony, there was no right of appeal at all in criminal proceedings under the common law and statute law of England. Two Acts in 1886, 50 Vic. No. 15 and 50 Vic. No. 28 provided for appeal in crimina...

SUPREME COURT OF WESTERN AUSTRALIA

FILES - NOTICES OF EXECUTIONS

  • AU WA S275
  • Series
  • 1911-01-01 - 1932-01-01

These files contain certificates and declarations by the medical practitioner and witnesses of the execution of those sentenced to death at the Supreme Court 1911-1932. The declaration was subsequently published in the Government Gazette and a cop...

SUPREME COURT OF WESTERN AUSTRALIA

FILES - ELECTIONS PETITIONS ACT

  • AU WA S880
  • Series
  • 1883-01-01 -

If a person considered that there had been corrupt practices during the conduct of elections for the Legislative Council, the Elections Petitions Act (39 Vic 10, 1875) granted the right to present a petition to the Chief Justice of the Supreme Cou...

SUPREME COURT OF WESTERN AUSTRALIA

FILES - REGISTRATION OF CROWN LIEN

  • AU WA S884
  • Series
  • 1977-01-01 -

Among the English laws adopted by Western Australia in the Adopting Imperial Act 3 Vic 8 of 1867, was 2 and 3 Vic C11. One of its provisions was for a "crown lien" to be taken out over property for monies owed to the Crown, such as failure to pay ...

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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...

SUPREME COURT OF WESTERN AUSTRALIA

FILES - FULL COURT LISTS

  • AU WA S203
  • Series
  • 1897-01-01 -

Files of Full Court Lists, being lists of cases being heard by the Full Court of the Supreme Court for each sitting (March, May, July, September, November for most years). Cases include motions for admission (by solicitors/barristers) and appeals ...

SUPREME COURT OF WESTERN AUSTRALIA

REGISTERS - PAPERS RECEIVED FROM ASSOCIATES

  • AU WA S205
  • Series
  • 1897-01-01 -

Register, possibly kept by Registrar, of papers relating to civil cases (Record Series No. 201), divorce, local court appeals etc. Papers included appeal book, copy papers for judge, affidavits, summons etc and were received from various clerks in...

SUPREME COURT OF WESTERN AUSTRALIA

REGISTERS - COMPANIES PETITION FILES

  • AU WA S2227
  • Series
  • 1897-01-01 -

The registers contain an index at the front of each volume to companies which have petitioned the Supreme Court over a specific matter. A number on year is allocated which refers to files in WAS 2242, Cons 5802.

SUPREME COURT OF WESTERN AUSTRALIA

DECREES NISI BECOMING ABSOLUTE

  • AU WA S2434
  • Series
  • 1968-10-01 -

Lists of persons for whom decrees nisi became absolute

SUPREME COURT OF WESTERN AUSTRALIA

FILES - RAILWAY ACT

  • AU WA S934
  • Series
  • 1880-01-01 -

The Railways Act 42 Vic 31 of 1878 made provisions for land to be taken, entered on, used or resumed for certain purposes relating to the building of railways.Persons affected had to establish title to the land and submit a claim to the Commission...

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FILES - TRANSFER OF LAND ACT

  • AU WA S940
  • Series
  • 1877-01-01 -

The Transfer of Land Act, 1874, introduced the Torrens system of land registration. This simplified the title to land, guaranteed it and facilitated dealings with it.Land granted prior to 1875 could be registered under this Act. If a question aros...

SUPREME COURT OF WESTERN AUSTRALIA

FILES - SETTLED LAND ACT

  • AU WA S887
  • Series
  • 1896-01-01 -

The Settled Land Act of 1892 allowed for the sale, lease or improvement of land which was the subject of a settlement.A settlement usually placed land in trust for a person, or limited land to a person for his/her lifetime by a will or a marriage ...

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FILES - ESCHEAT

  • AU WA S885
  • Series
  • 1940-01-01 -

Under certain circumstances, lands become the property of the Crown:through the death of an owner who is intestate or without an heir. when there is no-one legally qualified to inherit or to claim. The land is said to have "escheated" to the Crow...

SUPREME COURT OF WESTERN AUSTRALIA

FILES - MARITIME PRIZE COURT

  • AU WA S938
  • Series
  • 1914-01-01 -

Maritime Prize CourtWhen enemy vessels and cargo are captured in port or at sea at the declaration of war or during a war by the naval forces of a belligerent power, they have to be taken to a port in the captor's country for 'adjudicati...

SUPREME COURT OF WESTERN AUSTRALIA

CORRESPONDENCE - OFFICIAL RECEIVER IN BANKRUPTCY

  • AU WA S264
  • Series
  • 1909-01-01 -

Correspondence files including some general correspondence, but mainly correspondence to and from the Under Secretary for Law dealing with departmental business (staff matters etc).

SUPREME COURT OF WESTERN AUSTRALIA

REGISTERS - CORRESPONDENCE

  • AU WA S206
  • Series
  • 1884-01-01 -

Departmental Registers of correspondence received by the Attorney General's office. Shows from whom, to whom, subject, references to departments, how disposed of. Indexes to registers are at WAS 207.

SUPREME COURT OF WESTERN AUSTRALIA

DIARIES - REGISTRAR OF SUPREME COURT

  • AU WA S209
  • Series
  • 1872-01-01 -

Daily diary kept by the Registrar of the Supreme Court. Gives date and brief notes of daily business, court sittings etc.

SUPREME COURT OF WESTERN AUSTRALIA

COMMITTEE OF INQUIRY INTO LIQUOR LAWS - SUBMISSIONS

  • AU WA S228
  • Series
  • 1969-01-01 -

Original submissions presented to the Committee of Inquiry into Liquor Laws by interested bodies on matters relating to or affected by liquor laws. Also exhibits which accompanied the submissions in the form of plans, photographs, reports etc.

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INDEXES - APPEALS

  • AU WA S311
  • Series
  • 1924-01-01 -

Nominal index to appellants in appeals from lower courts, orders to review and cases started. Volume shows appeal number, names of appellant and respondent, nature of proceedings (whether appeal, order to review or case stated etc), court appealed...

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INDEXES - REGISTERS OF CORRESPONDENCE

  • AU WA S207
  • Series
  • 1886-01-01 -

Indexes to register (WAS 208) of correspondence which came through the Attorney General's office.

SUPREME COURT OF WESTERN AUSTRALIA

INDEXES TO REGISTERS OF FULL COURT ORDERS (APPEALS)

  • AU WA S208
  • Series
  • 1897-01-01 -

Index to registers of Full (Supreme) Court orders or appeals. (Whereabouts of registers now known at this stage). Refers to number of action, parties, page in registers. There is no direct relationship between this index and the Appeals files (WAS...

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REGISTERS - ARTICLES RECEIVED BY THE SUPREME COURT

  • AU WA S220
  • Series
  • 1909-01-01 -

Register of articles received at the Supreme Court, apparently from people who have been declared insane under the Lunacy Act (No. 15 of 1903). Under this Act the Court may make arrangement for control of the persons property, for discharge of deb...

SUPREME COURT OF WESTERN AUSTRALIA

JUDGES' BENCH NOTES

  • AU WA S174
  • Series
  • 1883-01-01 -

Each Supreme Court judge and certain court officials kept notes during the course of proceedings. The court officials who kept records of proceedings included: 1. The Master of the Supreme Court, who was also the Registrar and the Keeper of...

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REGISTERS - CRIMINAL CALENDARS

  • AU WA S191
  • Series
  • 1886-01-01 -

Criminal calendars for the Supreme Court Perth and Circuit Courts, being registers of cases heard in the criminal sessions. Cases are given a running number for each sitting Volume 1 shows the name, charge, district, and witnesses, with the plea, ...

SUPREME COURT OF WESTERN AUSTRALIA

INDEXES - INQUESTS

  • AU WA S161
  • Series
  • 1904-01-01 - 1911-01-01

Nominal index of inquests. Gives name of deceased, number (not known to what this refers), verdict (ie, cause of death - suicide, drowning, natural causes, accidental etc).

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REGISTERS - LOCAL COURT JUDGEMENTS

  • AU WA S134
  • Series
  • 1895-01-01 - 1919-01-01

Register of Local Court judgements with cross reference to consecutive number in Supreme Court judgements registers.

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REGISTERS - RECEIVING ORDERS

  • AU WA S150
  • Series
  • 1892-01-01 - 1928-01-01

1892 Bankruptcy ActRegisters of Receiving Orders made. When the petition has been filed at the Court a Receiving Order is made and the debtor is declared bankrupt. Registers follow through the course of bankruptcy proceedings. Arranged by case num...

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LISTS OF CIVIL SITTINGS

  • AU WA S400
  • Series
  • 1898-01-01 - 1912-01-01

Lists of cases heard in the Supreme Court - civil sittings before a judge, a judge and jury, the Full Court, in Divorce. Cases are listed in numerical order as they came before the Court. The lists show date of hearing, cause number (WAS 201), par...

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LISTS OF CRIMINAL SITTINGS

  • AU WA S401
  • Series
  • 1903-01-01 - 1916-01-01

Lists of criminal cases heard in the Supreme Court, including criminal appeals. Cases are listed in numerical order as they came before the Court. These lists are similar to the Criminal Calendars (WAS 122, Cons 3660), however the criminal calenda...

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REGISTERS - TRUSTEES

  • AU WA S176
  • Series
  • 1899-01-01 - 1928-01-01

Bankruptcy Act Amendment Act 1898. Item one consists of an alphabetical register of trustees to whom were assigned estates of debtors by deed of assignment. Arranged alphabetically and chronologically, register shows name of trustee, name and fil...

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REGISTERS - TAXATION OF SOLICITOR'S COSTS

  • AU WA S173
  • Series
  • 1910-01-01 - 1922-01-01

Books kept by the Registrar's office recording taxation of solicitor's costs after debtor has been declared bankrupt. He has to pay the creditor's petition costs in the court action which declared him bankrupt. Shows name of solicit...

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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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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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REGISTERS - COMPOSITIONS OR SCHEMES OF ARRANGEMENT

  • AU WA S169
  • Series
  • 1899-01-01 - 1928-01-01

Under the Bankruptcy Act Amendment Act 1898 a debtor could "trade out" of his insolvency and two means of this were:scheme of arrangement - where debtors affairs were arranged to trade out, and composition - where creditor(s) agree to take a certa...

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REGISTERS - RECORD OF PROCEEDINGS

  • AU WA S184
  • Series
  • 1897-01-01 - 1933-01-01

Bankruptcy Act 1892. Arranged alphabetically, record of proceedings kept by registrar's office, shows bankrupt's name and file number, and result of court hearing. Includes: applications for discharge, appeals against trustee's reje...

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REGISTERS - APPEALS FROM OTHER COURTS

  • AU WA S190
  • Series
  • 1903-01-01 - 1931-01-01

Register of appeals from convictions in other courts. The Supreme Court is the Court of Appeal. Shows file number, appellant, respondent, subject, dates of notice of appeal, result.For only some of these entries there will be a file in the series ...

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INDEXES - CAUSE BOOKS

  • AU WA S186
  • Series
  • 1891-01-01 - 1894-01-01

Nominal index to Cause Book 5, 1891-1894. (WAS 185). Indexed by name of defendant only. (For plaintiff look in cause book itself, which is arranged alphabetically). Gives name of defendant and cause number (file number, WAS 201).

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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 - CROWN SUITS DEPARTMENTAL REGISTERS

  • AU WA S198
  • Series
  • 1909-01-01 - 1914-01-01

Cases brought by or against government agencies eg, (Commissioner of Taxation, Perth Public Hospital, Commonwealth Military Forces of W.A. etc) acting on behalf of the Crown. Deals mainly with suits for unpaid accounts (taxes, hospital fees etc). ...

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BANKRUPTCY FILES - STAY OF PROCEEDINGS

  • AU WA S227
  • Series
  • 1898-01-01 - 1928-01-01

Bankruptcy Act Amendment Act 1898A series of unregistered files, comprising a stay of proceedings.(A) creditor(s) may have taken the debtor to court but having obtained a hearing he would have gained preference over any other creditor. So any othe...

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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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FILES - SPECIAL CASES STATED - MINING

  • AU WA S865
  • Series
  • 1888-01-01 - 1906-01-01

The Wardens' Courts heard cases on the goldfields. Many early Wardens had no legal training, so the Goldfields Acts of 1886 and 1895 made provision for them to reserve points of law for the opinions of the Supreme Court on any case before a ...

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