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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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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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REGISTER - GOLDFIELDS ACT

  • AU WA S866
  • Series
  • 1896-01-01 - 1901-01-01

Under the Goldfields Act of 1895, Wardens' Courts dealt with goldfields cases. Many early Wardens had no legal training, and the Act allowed them to reserve points of law for the opinion of the Supreme Court. The case was suspended while the ...

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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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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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PRAECIPE FOR SUBPOENA

  • AU WA S398
  • Series
  • 1884-01-01 - 1887-01-01

Praecipe for subpoena - documents lodged with the Registrar by solicitors applying for subpoenas to be issued or sealed. Documents show Case number, names of parties, date, name of solicitor, sometimes name of witness for whom subpoena is to be is...

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REGISTERS - CASES CONDUCTED IN SUMMARY JURISDICTION COURTS

  • AU WA S140
  • Series
  • 1919-01-01 - 1940-01-01

Registers of cases brought by Government agencies (eg, Commissioner of Taxes, Education Department, Chief Inspector of Rabbits, Factories Inspector etc) and which were conducted in summary jurisdiction courts.In W.A. courts of summary jurisdiction...

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REGISTER OF PRAECIPE

  • AU WA S404
  • Series
  • 1879-01-01 - 1882-01-01

Register of praecipes lodged at the Supreme Court under both common law and criminal jurisdiction.Shows date, form of document (summons, fi fa, subpoena etc), date, names of parties (plaintiff and defendant) and the person lodging (whether plainti...

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INDEXES - BANKRUPTCY PROCEEDINGS

  • AU WA S152
  • Series
  • 1892-01-01 - 1910-01-01

1892 Bankruptcy Act.Indexes to registers of notices, petitions and receiving orders. Index (by debtor's name) register, giving petition file number. Entries from 1892-1905 give book & page numbers for registers of notices, petitions and recei...

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REGISTERS - PROCEEDINGS IN COURT AND IN CHAMBERS

  • AU WA S155
  • Series
  • 1903-01-01 - 1926-01-01

Bankruptcy Act 1892Records of proceedings heard in court or in chambers, before a judge or a registrar. The registrar is given certain powers by the court to perform certain judicial functions, such as holding public examinations, hearing applicat...

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INDEXES - CORRESPONDENCE

  • AU WA S162
  • Series
  • 1902-01-01 - 1908-01-01

Nominal indexes to (inward) correspondence (whereabouts of which is unknown) of the Supreme Court.Shows name of writer, a (file) number, and the subject (in first volume only).

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REGISTERS - ACTIONS REMITTED FROM LOCAL COURTS

  • AU WA S163
  • Series
  • 1931-01-01 - 1955-01-01

Actions where the amount exceeds that dealt with in the Local Court were referred to the Supreme Court and then returned to the Local Court for judgement extraction. Shows local court number, date received from local court, plaintiff and defendant...

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FILES - BANKRUPTCY ACT AMENDMENT ACT 1898

  • AU WA S166
  • Series
  • 1899-01-01 - 1928-01-01

Bankruptcy Act Amendment Act 1898. Personal bankruptcy files contain documents filed at the court in compliance with this Act. This Act made provision for debtors to enter into Compositions, Schemes of Arrangement or Deeds of Assignment, outside o...

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REGISTER - NEWSPAPER PROPRIETORS

  • AU WA S127
  • Series
  • 1885-01-01 - 1917-01-01

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 (Supreme Court) - Registration had to take place ...

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REGISTRATION - STOCKBROKERS

  • AU WA S1407
  • Series
  • 1948-01-01 - 1962-12-31

Applications for registration as an authorised sharebroker together with relevant supporting documentation.

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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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MINUTE BOOK - MARITIME PRIZE COURT

  • AU WA S939
  • Series
  • 1914-08-18 - 1915-06-14

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 court.A Prize Court is speci...

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REGISTERS - TRUSTEES

  • AU WA S177
  • Series
  • 1899-01-01 - 1908-01-01

Register of trustees appointed under the Bankruptcy Act Amendment Act 1898. Trustees were appointed to administer the debtor's estate under the Amendment Act. Register shows: file number, name and address of debtor, date of special resolution...

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REGISTERS - PROCEEDINGS IN BANKRUPTCY

  • AU WA S175
  • Series
  • 1905-06-01 - 1913-04-26

Daily record of proceedings under Bankruptcy Act 1892 and Amendment Act 1898. Shows date of entry, name and file number of debtor, document (ie, document filed at/issued by Court) eg, copy of deed of assignment, dividend, notice opposing petition,...

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ACCOUNT BOOKS - TRUSTEES

  • AU WA S179
  • Series
  • 1902-01-01 - 1905-01-01

Bankruptcy Act Amendment Act 1898 and Bankruptcy Act 1892 Trustees accounts received for audit. Shows name of debtor, name and address of trustee, date of execution of deed, details and dates of auditing process. File number given in some cases do...

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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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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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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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FILES - CASES STATED, CAVEATS AND APPEALS - GOLDFIELDS ACT

  • AU WA S867
  • Series
  • 1896-04-13 - 1903-08-17

Cases on the goldfields were heard by Wardens' Courts. Under the 1895 Goldfields Act, Wardens could reserve points of law which arose in these cases for the opinion of the Supreme Court, since many early Wardens had no legal training. ...

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FILES - APPEALS - GOLDFIELDS ACT

  • AU WA S868
  • Series
  • 1896-01-01 - 1907-01-01

The 1895 Goldfields Act set up a Court of Mining Appeals consisting of 3 judges of the Supreme Court to hear appeals on decisions of the Wardens' Courts on civil cases on the goldfields.Either party could appeal on a question of law or the ad...

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APPEALS - MINING ACT 1904

  • AU WA S870
  • Series
  • 1913-01-01 - 1936-01-01

The Mining Act (No. 15 of 1904) repealed the 1895 Goldfields Act, and hence apparently discontinued the Court of Mining Appeals which had previously heard appeals on decisions of Wardens' Courts. The 1904 Act provided for appeals to the Supre...

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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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