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AU WA A44 - SUPREME COURT OF 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 - 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.

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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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REGISTER - MAINTENANCE ORDERS

  • AU WA S197
  • Series
  • 1947-01-01 -

Reciprocal Enforcement of Maintenance Orders Act 1921.Register of orders in Council reciprocal with other states and countries. Shows Divorce file number (WAS 35), names and addresses of parties, date and details of the order. Divorce number may a...

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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 - 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...

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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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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...

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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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