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INDEXES - APPEALS

  • AU WA S311
  • Series
  • 1924-01-01 -

Nominal index to appellants in appeals from lower courts, orders to review and cases started. Volume shows appeal number, names of appellant and respondent, nature of proceedings (whether appeal, order to review or case stated etc), court appealed...

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FILES - PROBATE

  • AU WA S34
  • Series
  • 1832-01-01 -

Until 1832 there were no legal means of dealing with the estates of deceased persons in Western Australia. (The estates of those who died in the colony between 1829 and 1831 were administered in Britain, were settled informally, or were settled la...

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DIVORCE FILES

  • AU WA S35
  • Series
  • 1864-01-01 - 1977-12-31

The Supreme Court of Western Australia was given jurisdiction in matrimonial causes by the Divorce and Matrimonial Causes Act of 1863 (27 Vic., No. 19). The Act provided that jurisdiction was to be exercised by a Court of Record known as the "Cour...

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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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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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DIVORCE REGISTERS AND INDEXES

  • AU WA S40
  • Series
  • 1864-01-01 - 1977-12-31

Divorce Registers and alphabetical index of petitioners. Early volumes include precis and decrees. Later volumes record names of petitioners, respondents and co-respondents; maiden name of wife and date and place of marriage; and (from 1941 onward...

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LISTS OF CIVIL SITTINGS

  • AU WA S400
  • Series
  • 1898-01-01 - 1912-01-01

Lists of cases heard in the Supreme Court - civil sittings before a judge, a judge and jury, the Full Court, in Divorce. Cases are listed in numerical order as they came before the Court. The lists show date of hearing, cause number (WAS 201), par...

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LISTS OF CRIMINAL SITTINGS

  • AU WA S401
  • Series
  • 1903-01-01 - 1916-01-01

Lists of criminal cases heard in the Supreme Court, including criminal appeals. Cases are listed in numerical order as they came before the Court. These lists are similar to the Criminal Calendars (WAS 122, Cons 3660), however the criminal calenda...

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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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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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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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FILES - DEFUNCT STATE COMPANIES

  • AU WA S4066
  • Series
  • 1893-01-13 -

This series comprises files of State owned companies that have been registered as defunct. The files typically contain memorandum and articles of association related to the dissolution of the company, but may also contain initial company registrat...

COMPANIES REGISTRATION OFFICE

FILES - DEFUNCT FOREIGN COMPANIES

  • AU WA S4153
  • Series
  • 1893-01-13 -

This series comprises files of Foreign owned companies that have been registered as defunct. The files typically contain memorandum and articles of association related to the dissolution of the company, but may also contain initial company registr...

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REGISTERS - STATE COMPANIES

  • AU WA S4155
  • Series
  • 1893-01-13 -

These volumes record the registration particulars of State owned companies under the Companies Act 1893 (56 Vict., No. 8). The registers provide information on: the name of the company, the company registration number, the date any document relati...

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NOTEBOOKS - CIVIL SITTINGS [JUSTICE WALKER]

  • AU WA S4313
  • Series
  • 1946-03-18 - 1954-12-21

Notebooks of Justice Walker presiding over civil cases of the Supreme Court of Western Australia.

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NOTEBOOKS - CRIMINAL SITTINGS [JUSTICE WALKER]

  • AU WA S4314
  • Series
  • 1946-04-02 - 1954-09-07

Notebooks of Justice Walker presiding over criminal cases of the Supreme Court of Western Australia.

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NOTEBOOKS - DIVORCE SITTINGS [JUSTICE WALKER]

  • AU WA S4315
  • Series
  • 1946-03-05 - 1954-12-17

Notebooks of Justice Walker presiding over divorce cases of the Supreme Court of Western Australia.

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NOTEBOOKS - BANKRUPTCY [JUSTICE WALKER]

  • AU WA S4316
  • Series
  • 1946-03-26 - 1954-10-14

Notebook of Justice Walker presiding over bankruptcy cases of the Supreme Court of Western Australia.

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NOTEBOOKS - CIRCUIT COURT [JUSTICE WALKER]

  • AU WA S4318
  • Series
  • 1946-07-25 - 1955-01-28

Notebook of Justice Walker presiding over circuit court (courts of session) cases of the Supreme Court of Western Australia.

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REGISTERS - CRIMINAL RECORD BOOKS

  • AU WA S49
  • Series
  • 1830-10-01 -

Registers of Calendar of Prisoners at various Court sittings in the Supreme Court and country centres. Registers for each sitting of the Supreme Court criminal sittings, also some quarter sessions for country areas. Shows case number, name, crime ...

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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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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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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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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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INDEX TO PROBATE AND ADMINISTRATION FILES

  • AU WA S55
  • Series
  • 1832-01-01 - 1939-12-31

Index cards to Grants of Probate and to Grants of Letters of Administration. The cards are arranged alphabetically and cover the period 1832 - c. 1939.Typically, the index cards which constitute this series show 1) the name of the deceased 2) the ...

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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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COPIES OF GRANTS OF LETTERS OF ADMINISTRATION

  • AU WA S57
  • Series
  • 1832-01-01 -

Letters of Administration are granted by the Court in cases where a person has died intestate (without a will) or when the executors cited in a testator's will are unable to administer the estate.Typically, these records show:1) the name of t...

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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 - 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 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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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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FEE BOOK - VICE ADMIRALTY COURT

  • AU WA S580
  • Series
  • 1873-01-01 -

The jurisdiction of Vice-Admiralty Courts extended to such matters as wages, pilotage, salvage, towage, damage to ships, bottomry, securities over ships and also breaches of navy regulations and droits of admiralty. Courts also had jurisdiction ov...

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APPLICATIONS FOR GRANTS OF LETTERS OF ADMINISTRATION (ORIGINALS)

  • AU WA S59
  • Series
  • 1832-01-01 -

Letters of Administration are granted by the Court in cases where a person has died intestate (without a will) or when the executors mentioned in a will are unable to administer the testator's estate.This series constitutes original documents...

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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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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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NOMINAL INDEX TO PROBATE AND ADMINISTRATION RECORDS

  • AU WA S64
  • Series
  • 1832-01-01 - 1920-01-01

Nominal (name-based) indexes to Probate and Administration Records.Volume 1 indexes Probate records, 1832 - August 1920. This volume records:i. name of deceased,ii. page number of volume containing copy of will & grant of probate (Record Series No...

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FILES - MARRIAGE OF MINORS, LEGITIMATION AND BIRTH REGISTRATION

  • AU WA S819
  • Series
  • 1965-02-15 - 1975-08-11

The series contains files relating to 2 laws:A. The Commonwealth Marriage Act, No. 12 of 1961This allowed the Supreme Court to hear applications under certain sections of the Act. Files include applications under the following provisions:PART II. ...

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FILES - DIVORCE EXCEPTIONS AND INTERSTATE DIVORCE

  • AU WA S820
  • Series
  • 1962-04-26 - 1977-04-28

These are files related to divorce which fall outside the usual applications to file for dissolution of marriage under the Matrimonial Causes Act 1959.There are three categories:1. Applications under Section 43 of the Act, seeking to vary the prov...

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FILES - INEBRIATES ACT

  • AU WA S852
  • Series
  • 1913-10-20 -

The Inebriates Act, No. 47 of 1912, allowed a Judge or Magistrate to place an inebriate in an institution for up to 12 months. The Court could also make orders on the person's property for maintenance and for payment of debts, or appoint a ma...

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FILES - MARRIED WOMEN'S PROPERTY ACT

  • AU WA S853
  • Series
  • 1946-12-02 - 1952-06-19

The Married Women's Property Act, No. 20 of 1892, entitled a woman to retain her own separate property upon marriage. She could also enter into contracts, sue and be sued in respect of the property, as if she was a 'feme sole'. Unde...

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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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FILES - PREROGATIVE WRITS OF CERTIORARI, PROHIBITION, MANDAMUS AND HABEAS CORPUS

  • AU WA S860
  • Series
  • 1970-08-12 - 1974-03-14

This series contains files for several types of prerogative writs. These were writs issued by the Supreme Court for the supervision of inferior courts, tribunals and administrative bodies. The different types are described on the next page.The ser...

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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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FILES - CRIMINAL INDICTMENT

  • AU WA S864
  • Series
  • 1973-01-01 -

With the establishment of the Supreme Court in 1861, criminal matters were transferred to the Supreme Court. A Justice Act, No. 14 of 1902 was created to establish a "Code of Criminal Law". This Code was repealed and re-enacted with amendments bet...

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