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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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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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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 - 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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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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NATURALIZATION CERTIFICATES

  • AU WA S61
  • Series
  • 1871-01-01 - 1903-01-01

The certificates were lodged with the Supreme Court in compliance with the Naturalization Act of 1871. The certificates show the name of the naturalized British subject and the person's country of origin.The certificates verify that the appli...

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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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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 - 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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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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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...

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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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INDEXES - SUPREME COURT JUDGEMENTS (CIVIL)

  • AU WA S130
  • Series
  • 1861-01-01 - 1894-01-01

Indexes to Vols 7, 8, 9 of Cause Books and/or Record of Judgements of Supreme Court (WAS 131).1. Index for Vols 7 & 8 by plaintiff's name2. Index for Vols 7 & 8 bhy defendant's name3. Index for Vol 9 by defendant's name(Beginning in...

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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 - JUDGEMENTS OF SUPREME COURT OF W.A.

  • AU WA S131
  • Series
  • 1861-01-01 - 1894-01-01

This series commences part way through Vol 7 of WAS 129, Civil Court Records of Plaints. With the establishment of the Supreme Court in 1861 the volume became Cause Book and/or Record of Judgements for the Supreme Court. Cases are listed in the or...

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REGISTERS - PETITIONS FOR LIQUIDATIONS

  • AU WA S183
  • Series
  • 1871-01-01 - 1892-01-01

Registers of petitions for liquidation by arrangement or composition (See Rule 287 of 34 Vic No. 20, 1871). There may also be files for same names at WAS 54, Bankruptcy files, 1871-1892.

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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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REGISTER OF BANKRUPTCIES (1871) ACT

  • AU WA S53
  • Series
  • 1871-01-01 - 1892-01-01

The Insolvent Ordinance of 1856 was repealed and replaced by the Bankruptcy Act of 1871 (34 Vic., No. 20). The registers and indexes which constitute this series were created in compliance with the 1871 Act. The registers include minutes of bankru...

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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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MINUTE BOOKS - COURT OF QUARTER SESSIONS

  • AU WA S204
  • Series
  • 1830-01-01 - 1890-01-01

On 9 December 1829, Captain Stirling appointed Justices of the Peace to deal with civil and criminal matters. The greater part of their work was in connection with criminal offences and they held courts of Petty and Quarter Sessions as in England....

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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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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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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 - 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...

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FILES - LIEN ON WOOL

  • AU WA S246
  • Series
  • 1876-01-01 - 1888-01-01

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....

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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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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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MINUTE BOOKS - CIVIL COURT

  • AU WA S136
  • Series
  • 1832-01-01 - 1884-01-01

Minute books of the Civil Court from its inception in March 1832, kept by the Registrar.Volumes contain cause lists for each court sitting giving names of plaintiff and defendant, followed by minutes of proceedings, and judgement or outcome (eg st...

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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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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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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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REGISTERS - RETURNS OF CIVIL AND CRIMINAL BUSINESS

  • AU WA S196
  • Series
  • 1851-01-01 - 1879-01-01

Various statistical returns of civil and criminal business heard in the Supreme Court for the information of H.E. the Governor. Includes: returns of Ticket of Leave and conditional pardon men (gives names) tried, and nature and amount of expense o...

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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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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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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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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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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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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 - 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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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 ...

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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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COPIES OF GRANTS OF PROBATE

  • AU WA S56
  • Series
  • 1832-01-01 -

These volumes contain copies of Grants of Probate (which show date of testators' death and the names of executors) and certified copies of Wills. Unlike WAS 34 (Original Probate files), these records may be consulted and copied without writte...

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FILES - CRIMINAL INDICTMENT

  • AU WA S122
  • Series
  • 1830-01-01 -

In order to deal with criminal offences Captain Stirling created the appointments of Justices of the Peace on 9 December 1829 under the 1535 Act Hen. VIII, excluding the "caution clause". A further Proclamation was made on 20 January 1830 appointi...

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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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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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LETTERBOOK - REGISTRARS OFFICE SUPREME COURT

  • AU WA S210
  • Series
  • 1870-01-01 -

Office letterbook of the Registrar's Office, Supreme Court. Index of addressees at front.(Volume is in fragile condition due to ink of the writing corroding through the paper).

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FILES - CIVIL WRITS

  • AU WA S577
  • Series
  • 1889-01-01 -

This series of civil writs files continues on from WAS 576. From 1889 the system of arrangement becomes alpha numerical with files taking the plaintiff's initial followed by a number (A1, A2, B1, B2 etc) within each year.File numbers can be f...

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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).

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FILES - RECIPROCAL ENFORCEMENT OF MAINTENANCE ORDERS ACT

  • AU WA S854
  • Series
  • 1941-06-18 -

The W.A. Reciprocal Enforcement Maintenance Orders Act, No. 27 of 1921, provided for the enforcement of maintenance orders in W.A. where the divorce and order were granted outside W.A. and vice-versa. The orders had to be registered with the Supre...

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