Series S2335 - CIVIL COURT - RULES, ETC

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AU WA S2335

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CIVIL COURT - RULES, ETC

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  • 1836-05-01 - (Creation)

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AU WA A101 - CIVIL COURT OF WESTERN AUSTRALIA (1832-01-01 - 1860-12-31)

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The Legislative Council passed an Act for establishing the Court of Civil Judicature (2 Wm IV No. 1) on the 10 February 1832, to be known as the Civil Court of Western Australia. The Court was to be held before one Judge, called "The Commissioner of the Civil Court of Western Australia". The Court was to deal with all cases as the Courts of Westminister in England, with authority to appoint Guardians and Committees over persons and property of infants, idiots and lunatics, and to grant probates of Wills, and commit letters of Administration. Suits were to be commenced in the Court by Summons and not by arrest.

Pleadings in the Court were to be oral and made in person. In 1861 all the powers of the Civil Court were transferred to the Supreme Court by the Supreme Court Ordinance (24 Vic. No. 15) on 18 June 1861.

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Rules and orders for the regulation of proceedings in the Civil Court of Western Australia.

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Range Control Symbol = 1
Copies: Microfilm copy available in the State Records Office of Western Australia

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