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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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FILES - MINING ACT 1904

  • AU WA S869
  • Series
  • 1909-01-01 - 1939-01-01

The Mining Act (No. 15 of 1904) permitted any person claiming an interest in a lease or mining venture to lodge a caveat forbidding any transfer, change of proprietorship or other activity affecting that interest. A lessee, applicant, shareholder ...

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FILES - PROBATE OFFICE CORRESPONDENCE

  • AU WA S886
  • Series
  • 1899-01-01 - 1930-01-01

These are the general correspondence files of the Probate Office. This includes general enquiries, supply of forms to solicitors and records kept in accordance with the Stamp Act 1902. These records concerned duties charged for instruments registe...

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REGISTER - PETITIONS OF RIGHT

  • AU WA S892
  • Series
  • 1905-01-01 - 1947-01-01

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. The alphabetical index at the front of the volume is arra...

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REGISTERS - POWERS OF ATTORNEY

  • AU WA S893
  • Series
  • 1897-01-01 - 1969-01-01

The Power of Attorney Act (60 Vic. No. 2 of 1896) provided that an instrument creating a power of attorney might be deposited in the Supreme Court Office. A person living in another country, state or town would appoint someone in Western Australia...

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REGISTERS - JUDGEMENTS OF SUPREME COURT

  • AU WA S133
  • Series
  • 1897-01-01 - 1953-01-01

Registers of judgements in civil matters handed down in Supreme Court including appeals. Information given: no of cause (or civil writ file number), date, plaintiff and defendant, abstract of judgement, any remarks. Volumes are indexed by defendan...

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RECORDS - VARIOUS

  • AU WA S2180
  • Series
  • 1883-01-01 - 1930-12-31

This is an artificial series created by the Public Records Office of Western Australia. It consists of estrays from other series of Supreme Court records and it is not known to which series they belong.

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REGISTERS - BANKRUPTCY NOTICES ISSUED

  • AU WA S148
  • Series
  • 1892-01-01 - 1928-01-01

1892 Bankruptcy Act.Register of bankruptcy notices issued by the Court.If a creditor claims an amount from someone he can sue him in the court. That may result in the Court making an order, or judgement, in favour of the creditor. Subsequently, th...

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REGISTERS - PETITIONS OF BANKRUPTCY

  • AU WA S149
  • Series
  • 1892-01-01 - 1928-01-01

1892 Bankruptcy Act.Registers of petition filed at the court by debtors or creditors in order to have debtor registered bankrupt. A creditor's taking out a petition is based on the debtor's failure to comply with a bankruptcy notice. A d...

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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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LISTS OF CASES HEARD IN CHAMBERS

  • AU WA S403
  • Series
  • 1889-01-01 - 1890-01-01

The lists of cases heard by the Chief Justice in Chambers (summons, applications, motions etc) show date of hearing, parties, procedure (whether summons, motion etc) solicitor. There are no references to case numbers.

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REGISTERS - CRIMINAL COURTS NOTE BOOK

  • AU WA S194
  • Series
  • 1924-01-01 - 1928-01-01

Criminal Courts note book kept by the Clerk of Arraigns. Gives details of cases heard in criminal sessions: number, name of accused, charge, plea, sentence, name of attorney, jury if there is one, witnesses, exhibits, times throughout trial.

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COMPANIES PETITION FILES

  • AU WA S2242
  • Series
  • 1897-01-01 - 1987-12-31

Files containing details of petitions by individual companies to the Supreme Court. To find a file number, it is necessary to ckeck in the Registers at WAS 2227, Cons 5805.

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REGISTERS - SATISFACTIONS (BILLS OF SALE)

  • AU WA S1477
  • Series
  • 1904-06-02 - 1920-09-05

"Satisfactions" would appear to be a note as to when a bill of sale has been satisfied through the handing over of goods or chattels. The satisfactions are registered in no. order, details include the Bill of Sale no, names of mortgagor and mortga...

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REGISTERS - PROCEEDINGS IN BANKRUPTCY

  • AU WA S172
  • Series
  • 1921-01-01 - 1928-01-01

Register of proceedings probably kept for statistical purposes under 1892 Bankruptcy Act and the Bankruptcy Act Amendment Act 1898 - contains separate chronological/numerical sequence for each Act. For proceedings under 1892 Act shows name and num...

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FILES - POWERS OF ATTORNEY

  • AU WA S935
  • Series
  • 1897-01-01 - 1969-01-01

The Powers of Attorney Act (60 Vic No. 2 of 1896) provides that an instrument creating a power of attorney may be deposited in the Supreme Court Office. These files consist of these deposited instruments.Many early powers of attorney were granted ...

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REGISTERS - DEEDS OF ASSIGNMENT

  • AU WA S168
  • Series
  • 1899-01-01 - 1928-01-01

Under the Bankruptcy Act Amendment Act 1898 a debtor could "trade out" of his insolvency and one means of this was to enter into a deed of assignment whereby all his assets were assigned to a trustee who liquidated them and dispensed them to credi...

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MISCELLANEOUS REGISTERS CONCERNED WITH DECEASED ESTATES

  • AU WA S219
  • Series
  • 1892-01-01 - 1947-01-01

A series of miscellaneous registers concerned with deceased estates. It is not always clear how these registers relate to other series such as the probate and administration registers (WAS 56, WAS 57) or files (WAS 34, WAS 59) or the card index (W...

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JUDGES NOTES AND CORRESPONDENCE

  • AU WA S271
  • Series
  • 1884-01-01 - 1895-01-01

Inward and outward correspondence mainly concerning applications for commissions for taking affidavits, also concerning cases eg, a lawyer writing for the judge's notes on a particular case. Judge's notes consist of notes on points of la...

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FILES - CASES STATED

  • AU WA S269
  • Series
  • 1890-01-01 - 1907-01-01

Cases stated are a type of appeal. They differ from ordinary appeals in being decided on a question of law as opposed to a question of fact. During a hearing/trial a question on a point of law can arise on which the magistrate/judge is unable to d...

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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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REGISTERS - PROCEEDINGS IN BANKRUPTCY

  • AU WA S170
  • Series
  • 1910-01-01 - 1922-01-01

Bankruptcy Act 1892. Register of Summaries of proceedings kept for statistical purposes by the registrar's office. Arranged numerically corresponding to file numbers (WAS 166). Useful as quick reference to people who actually went to the Bank...

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INDEXES - BANKRUTPCY ACT AMENDMENT ACT 1898

  • AU WA S178
  • Series
  • 1899-01-01 - 1928-01-01

Index to debtors under Bankruptcy Act Amendment Act 1898.Appears to be a complete listing for the period 1899-1928.However, it does not relate to files (WAS 166). The number recorded is not the file number; it appears to be a number given by the O...

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REGISTERS - AGRICULTURAL BANK MORTGAGES

  • AU WA S181
  • Series
  • 1901-01-01 - 1906-01-01

Register of Agricultural Bank mortgages. The Agricultural Bank Act of 1895 enabled the Agricultural Bank to be established in that year as a means of enticing people to settle and cultivate the land. Advances were made within a certain limit, for ...

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INDEXES - CAUSE LIST BOOKS

  • AU WA S188
  • Series
  • 1896-01-01 - 1947-01-01

Indexes to Cause List books (WAS 187) giving number of action (civil writ number), plaintiff and defendant, page reference in cause list book.

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REGISTER - CAUSE LISTS OF APPEALS

  • AU WA S189
  • Series
  • 1919-01-01 - 1940-01-01

Lists of appeals heard in the Full court of the Supreme Court, listed by each sitting. This series is similar to the Cause List Books (WAS 187) except that it applies only to Appeals. It relates to the series of Appeals files (WAS 202) in that the...

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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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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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DEBTOR SUMMONS BOOK

  • AU WA S62
  • Series
  • 1873-01-01 - 1892-01-01

Register showing names of debtors summoned for preliminary hearings, date of summons, names of creditors, names of creditors' attorneys, and the result of the summons.Most of the summons recorded herein pertain to actions regulated by the Ban...

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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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REGISTERS - NATIONAL SECURITY - APPLICANTS FOR EXEMPTION FROM MILITARY SERVICE

  • AU WA S121
  • Series
  • 1916-01-01 - 1955-01-01

The Defence Act 1903 - 41 and Amended Act 1963 is a Commonwealth Act under the Westminster System, with parts 4 & 5 referring to Conscientious Objectors. Such a person applied to their Local District Court for Exemption from Military Service. Shou...

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FILES - CASES IN EQUITY

  • AU WA S889
  • Series
  • 1876-07-31 - 1903-11-26

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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FILES - COURT FINES AND FORFEITED RECOGNISANCE

  • AU WA S881
  • Series
  • 1897-01-01 - 1940-01-01

These files record fines and forfeitures in the following cases:1. Fines imposed for persons not appearing as jurors or witnesses under 27 Vic No. 1 1863.2. Forfeited Recognisance. A recognisance was the sum pledged as surety on a bond or obl...

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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 - RECEIVING ORDERS MADE BY THE SUPREME COURT

  • AU WA S153
  • Series
  • 1892-01-01 - 1902-01-01

Bankruptcy Act 1892Nominal Index to Receiving Orders made by the court following a petition for bankruptcy being filed. Gives file number and date of receiving order being made.NB: Stamp on back of volume. "ORB". Therefore may have been an index f...

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REGISTERS - TRUSTEES OF BANKRUPT ESTATES

  • AU WA S154
  • Series
  • 1892-01-01 - 1905-01-01

Bankruptcy Act 1892Registers of estates each Trustee administered, the trustee usually, but not always, being the Official Receiver.Registers are indexed at front by name of trustee, entries are by bankruptcy (file) number.Show no. of case, name o...

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REGISTERS - RECEIVING ORDERS

  • AU WA S151
  • Series
  • 1892-01-01 - 1914-01-01

1892 Bankruptcy ActRegister of Receiving Orders made. This register, kept in the registrar's office, was a record of receiving orders made, and was used for statistical purposes. Shows case number, name, occupation and locality of debtor, dat...

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REGISTERS - BANKRUPTCY FILES TRANSMITTED TO THE OFFICIAL RECEIVER

  • AU WA S156
  • Series
  • 1898-01-01 - 1910-01-01

Bankruptcy Act 1892Register of files transmitted to the Official Receiver, recording date transmitted and date returned.This is an office register, entries being recorded in order of transmission, there is no index and it appears to have little va...

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REPORTS, ETC - SPECIAL INVESTIGATIONS

  • AU WA S2440
  • Series
  • 1933-01-01 - 1986-12-31

Reports of investigations carried out by Inspectors into companies.

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FILES - BANKRUPTCY ACT 1892

  • AU WA S165
  • Series
  • 1892-01-01 - 1928-01-01

Bankruptcy Act 1892Personal bankruptcy files contain documents filed in compliance with the Bankruptcy Act 1892. In 1928 bankruptcy became a Commonwealth jurisdiction, hence the date range of this series.This Act gave the Supreme Court jurisdictio...

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REGISTERS - PROCEEDINGS UNDER BANKRUPTCY ACT AMENDMENT ACT 1898

  • AU WA S171
  • Series
  • 1910-01-01 - 1922-01-01

Bankruptcy Amendment Act 1898.Register of proceedings relating to debtors (not bankrupts) under Amendment Act 1898. Shows name and file number of debtor and proceedings relating to resolution and deeds etc.This register and register of proceedings...

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REGISTERS - OFFICIAL RECEIVER IN BANKRUPTCY

  • AU WA S180
  • Series
  • 1906-01-01 - 1910-01-01

Bankruptcy Act Amendment Act 1898. Record book of the Official Receiver in Bankruptcy. It was the Official Receiver's duty to enforce observance of duties by trustees. The Official Receiver was given responsibility for trustees' accounts...

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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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REGISTER - PROTECTION ORDERS

  • AU WA S1476
  • Series
  • 1931-01-01 - 1935-12-31

Register of Protection orders under the Tenants, Purchasers and Mortgagors Relief Act of 1930 to comply with S.29 of the Bills of Sale Act 1899. Listed chronologically and numerically and providing the names of the mortgagor and mortgagee.

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