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AU WA A44 - SUPREME COURT OF WESTERN AUSTRALIA
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 - 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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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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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 - 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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POLICY FILES - COMPANIES CODE

  • AU WA S2498
  • Series
  • 1953-01-01 - 1993-12-31

Policy files relating to reviews of the Companies Code and possible amendments and regulations relating to companies and corporations.

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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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FILES - CIVIL WRITS

  • AU WA S576
  • Series
  • 1881-01-01 - 1889-01-01

This series of civil writs continues on from WAS 201. From 1881 the various documents (warrants, writs, affidavits etc) relating to each case are collected together into files with a single annual number system of arrangement (1/1881 - ). These ar...

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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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REGISTERS - FULL COURT ORDERS

  • AU WA S298
  • Series
  • 1898-01-01 - 1947-01-01

The Supreme Court of W.A. has wide appellate jurisdiction - everything dealt with elsewhere has a final appeal to the Supreme Court. Registers of Full Court Orders record orders handed down by the Full Court which fulfills the appeal function of t...

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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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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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