State Records Office of WA SROWA

Government of Western Australia, Department for Culture and the Arts.

AU WA A1758 - RESIDENT MAGISTRATE - BUNBURY

Identity area

Type of entity

Corporate body

Legal Status Text

Sub-Department

Authorized form of name

RESIDENT MAGISTRATE - BUNBURY

Other form(s) of name

Description identifier

AU WA A1758

Description area

Dates of existence

1838-03-14 -

History

The first appointment to the position of Resident Magistrate (RM), Bunbury (Leschenault) was signed at the Colonial Secretary's Office, Perth, on 14 March 1838, Henry Bull being the appointee ("Perth Gazette" 17 March 1838). Combined with the position of Resident Magistrate was that of the Sub-collector of Customs which remained so until 31 December 1900 when the Commonwealth became responsible for shipping and customs. Both positions were always held simultaneously by the same person.

In Series 4527, letterbooks, from June 1905 the signatory was the Clerk of Courts, Bunbury (Agency #1759), who also held the office of Government Land Agent and Treasury Officer. Letters over all titles are in the volumes. However, from volume 9 (1908-1909) to volume 21 (1916-17) W Lambden Owen signs as Resident Magistrate, with some volumes being dedicated to other functions of the office such as Electoral Registrar and Government Land Agent.

Places

Functions, occupations and activities

Mandates/sources of authority

Creation: Magisterial Districts Act 1886, No 50 Vict No. 17 (from 16/8/1886)
Local Courts Act 1904, No 51 of 1904 (from 1/1/1905).

Internal structures/genealogy

General context

Relationships area

Related entity

AU WA A1759 - BUNBURY CLERK OF COURTS (1838-03-14 -)

Identifier of the related entity

AU WA A1759

Category of the relationship

Succeeding

Dates of the relationship

-

Description of relationship

Related entity

AU WA A103 - COLONIAL SECRETARY'S OFFICE (1828-12-30 - 1924-04-16)

Identifier of the related entity

AU WA A103

Category of the relationship

Superior

Dates of the relationship

-

Description of relationship

Related entity

AU WA A68 - CROWN LAW DEPARTMENT (1909-01-01 - 1993-01-01)

Identifier of the related entity

AU WA A68

Category of the relationship

Superior

Dates of the relationship

-

Description of relationship

Related entity

AU WA A69 - DEPARTMENT OF ATTORNEY GENERAL (1891-01-01 - 1909-01-01)

Identifier of the related entity

AU WA A69

Category of the relationship

Superior

Dates of the relationship

-

Description of relationship

Related entity

AU WA A70 - JUDICIAL DEPARTMENT (1881-01-01 - 1890-01-01)

Identifier of the related entity

AU WA A70

Category of the relationship

Superior

Dates of the relationship

-

Description of relationship

Related function

Related unit of description

Series S4527 - LETTERBOOKS - RESIDENT MAGISTRATE AND CLERK OF COURTS

Role

Creation

Description of relationship

Dates of relationship

1838-03-14 -

Control area

Rules and/or conventions used

Status

Final

Level of detail

Dates of creation, revision and deletion

Sources

Archivist's notes

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