AU WA A901 - PERTH COURT OF PETTY SESSIONS

Identity area

Type of entity

Corporate body

Legal Status Text

Court

Authorized form of name

PERTH COURT OF PETTY SESSIONS

Other form(s) of name

Description identifier

AU WA A901

Description area

Dates of existence

1830-01-01 -

History

The Court of Petty Sessions - Perth has been under the official umbrella of the Perth Magistrates Court since 1991. In May 2005 the Petty Sessions and Local Courts were formally amalgamated.

Established in 1830 to deal with summary offences which did not require a jury, it was sometimes known as the Perth Police Court. In addition to its judicial functions the Court has, in the past, dealt with matters relating to convicts, liquor licences and child maintenance.

Places

Functions, occupations and activities

Mandates/sources of authority

Creation: Magisterial Districts Act 1886, No 50 Vict No. 17 (from 16/8/1886);
Justices Act 1902
Local Courts Act 1904, No 51 of 1904 (from 1/1/1905).
Stipendiary Magistrates Act 1957
Abolition: 1 May 2005. Criminal Procedure and Appeals Act 2004 and Courts Legislation Amendment and Repeal Act 2004.
Gazetted 31 December 2004, p. 7128.

Internal structures/genealogy

General context

Relationships area

Related entity

AU WA A903 - PERTH MAGISTRATES COURT (1991-01-01 -)

Identifier of the related entity

AU WA A903

Category of the relationship

Superior

Dates of the relationship

1991-01-01 -

Description of relationship

Related entity

AU WA A673 - PERTH LOCAL COURT (1864-01-02 - 2005-05-01)

Identifier of the related entity

AU WA A673

Category of the relationship

Superior

Dates of the relationship

1830-01-01 -

Description of relationship

Related function

Related unit of description

Series S2734 - LICENCES (LIQUOR)

Role

Creation

Description of relationship

Dates of relationship

1836-12-24 -

Related unit of description

Series S4436 - CHARGE SHEETS - FOREIGN COURTS (Draft)

Role

Creation

Description of relationship

Dates of relationship

-

Related unit of description

Series S2135 - COMPLAINTS (CHARGE SHEETS)

Role

Creation

Description of relationship

Dates of relationship

-

Control area

Rules and/or conventions used

Status

Final

Level of detail

Dates of creation, revision and deletion

Sources

Archivist's notes

AN Cross Reference = 17/PERTH