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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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ADMINISTRATIVE FILES

  • AU WA S2980
  • Series
  • 1990-05-01 - 1993-02-18

Files created by the Royal Commission Registry relating to the administrative and operational aspects of the Royal Commission into the Commercial Activities of Government and Other Matters.

ROYAL COMMISSION INTO COMMERCIAL ACTIVITIES OF GOVERNMENT AND OTHER ACTIVITIES

ADMINISTRATIVE PROCEDURES

  • AU WA S2981
  • Series
  • 1985-11-25 - 1993-03-26

Administrative procedures of the operational aspects of the Royal Commission into the Commercial Activities of Government and Other Matters.

ROYAL COMMISSION INTO COMMERCIAL ACTIVITIES OF GOVERNMENT AND OTHER ACTIVITIES

ANTHONY CURTIS LETTERBOOK

  • AU WA S63
  • Series
  • 1843-01-01 - 1853-01-01

Letterbook of Fremantle merchant Anthony Curtis who died in 1853, allegedly with debts of 5,000 pounds. Curtis' estate was not wound up until 1860 and it is likely that this volume was submitted as evidence following the death of the executor...

CIVIL COURT OF WESTERN AUSTRALIA

APPEALS - MINING ACT 1904

  • AU WA S870
  • Series
  • 1913-01-01 - 1936-01-01

The Mining Act (No. 15 of 1904) repealed the 1895 Goldfields Act, and hence apparently discontinued the Court of Mining Appeals which had previously heard appeals on decisions of Wardens' Courts. The 1904 Act provided for appeals to the Supre...

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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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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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BANKRUPTCY FILES - STAY OF PROCEEDINGS

  • AU WA S227
  • Series
  • 1898-01-01 - 1928-01-01

Bankruptcy Act Amendment Act 1898A series of unregistered files, comprising a stay of proceedings.(A) creditor(s) may have taken the debtor to court but having obtained a hearing he would have gained preference over any other creditor. So any othe...

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CAUSE BOOKS

  • AU WA S185
  • Series
  • 1881-01-01 -

Cause Books record civil action from its generation to the end of the action, including the judgement given, unless the case has been discontinued, abandoned or dismissed, in which case that will be stated. If subsequent to the judgement, an appea...

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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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COMMITTEE OF INQUIRY INTO LIQUOR LAWS - SUBMISSIONS

  • AU WA S228
  • Series
  • 1969-01-01 -

Original submissions presented to the Committee of Inquiry into Liquor Laws by interested bodies on matters relating to or affected by liquor laws. Also exhibits which accompanied the submissions in the form of plans, photographs, reports etc.

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COMPANIES PETITION FILES

  • AU WA S2242
  • Series
  • 1897-01-01 - 1987-12-31

Files containing details of petitions by individual companies to the Supreme Court. To find a file number, it is necessary to ckeck in the Registers at WAS 2227, Cons 5805.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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DECREES NISI BECOMING ABSOLUTE

  • AU WA S2434
  • Series
  • 1968-10-01 -

Lists of persons for whom decrees nisi became absolute

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DIARIES - REGISTRAR OF SUPREME COURT

  • AU WA S209
  • Series
  • 1872-01-01 -

Daily diary kept by the Registrar of the Supreme Court. Gives date and brief notes of daily business, court sittings etc.

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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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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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EXHIBITS

  • AU WA S2781
  • Series
  • 1992-01-01 - 1992-12-31

Exhibits which were tendered in evidence to the Royal Commission into Commercial Activities of Government and Other Matters as part of formal proceedings.The exhibits consist of original papers together with photocopies (where the Royal Commission...

ROYAL COMMISSION INTO COMMERCIAL ACTIVITIES OF GOVERNMENT AND OTHER ACTIVITIES

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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FILES - APPEALS

  • AU WA S202
  • Series
  • 1867-01-01 -

The files are mostly concerned with appeals from Local Courts or on matters of civil jurisdiction. However, they do include appeals from Courts of Petty Sessions or Courts of Summary Jurisdiction. Files of appeals relating to indictable offences a...

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FILES - APPEALS - GOLDFIELDS ACT

  • AU WA S868
  • Series
  • 1896-01-01 - 1907-01-01

The 1895 Goldfields Act set up a Court of Mining Appeals consisting of 3 judges of the Supreme Court to hear appeals on decisions of the Wardens' Courts on civil cases on the goldfields.Either party could appeal on a question of law or the ad...

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FILES - BANKRUPTCY ACT 1892

  • AU WA S165
  • Series
  • 1892-01-01 - 1928-01-01

Bankruptcy Act 1892Personal bankruptcy files contain documents filed in compliance with the Bankruptcy Act 1892. In 1928 bankruptcy became a Commonwealth jurisdiction, hence the date range of this series.This Act gave the Supreme Court jurisdictio...

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FILES - BANKRUPTCY ACT AMENDMENT ACT 1898

  • AU WA S166
  • Series
  • 1899-01-01 - 1928-01-01

Bankruptcy Act Amendment Act 1898. Personal bankruptcy files contain documents filed at the court in compliance with this Act. This Act made provision for debtors to enter into Compositions, Schemes of Arrangement or Deeds of Assignment, outside o...

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FILES - BANKRUPTCY JUDGEMENTS

  • AU WA S891
  • Series
  • 1916-01-01 -

These files deal with the discharge of bankruptcies under the Bankruptcy Act 1892 and later the Bankruptcy Act 1924-1955. A memorandum of stisfaction is entered on the judgement of the party has fulfilled the conditions of discharge. The consignme...

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FILES - BUILDING SOCIETIES AND CREDIT UNIONS

  • AU WA S2500
  • Series
  • 1923-01-01 - 1993-12-31

Files maintained to register the details of building societies and credit unions.

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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 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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FILES - CASES STATED

  • AU WA S269
  • Series
  • 1890-01-01 - 1907-01-01

Cases stated are a type of appeal. They differ from ordinary appeals in being decided on a question of law as opposed to a question of fact. During a hearing/trial a question on a point of law can arise on which the magistrate/judge is unable to d...

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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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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 - 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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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 - 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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FILES - CONSCIENTIOUS OBJECTORS FROM MILITARY SERVICE

  • AU WA S125
  • Series
  • 1942-01-01 - 1943-01-01

The Defence Act 1903 - 41 and Ammended Act, 1963 is a Commonwealth Act under the Westminister System, with parts 4 & 5 referring to Conscientious Objectors. Such a person applied to their Local District Court for Exemption from Military Service. S...

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FILES - COURT FINES AND FORFEITED RECOGNISANCE

  • AU WA S881
  • Series
  • 1897-01-01 - 1940-01-01

These files record fines and forfeitures in the following cases:1. Fines imposed for persons not appearing as jurors or witnesses under 27 Vic No. 1 1863.2. Forfeited Recognisance. A recognisance was the sum pledged as surety on a bond or obl...

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FILES - COURT ORDERS AND CASES

  • AU WA S936
  • Series
  • 1841-01-01 -

These files, originally labelled "Miscellaneous", apparently concern Supreme Court activities which did not fall under the major filing sequences, such as probate, civil writs, divorce etc.The earlier files mainly consist of applications for a var...

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FILES - CRIMINAL APPEALS

  • AU WA S276
  • Series
  • 1890-01-01 - 1939-01-01

At the time of the foundation of the Swan River colony, there was no right of appeal at all in criminal proceedings under the common law and statute law of England. Two Acts in 1886, 50 Vic. No. 15 and 50 Vic. No. 28 provided for appeal in crimina...

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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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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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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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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 - 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 - ELECTIONS PETITIONS ACT

  • AU WA S880
  • Series
  • 1883-01-01 -

If a person considered that there had been corrupt practices during the conduct of elections for the Legislative Council, the Elections Petitions Act (39 Vic 10, 1875) granted the right to present a petition to the Chief Justice of the Supreme Cou...

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FILES - ESCHEAT

  • AU WA S885
  • Series
  • 1940-01-01 -

Under certain circumstances, lands become the property of the Crown:through the death of an owner who is intestate or without an heir. when there is no-one legally qualified to inherit or to claim. The land is said to have "escheated" to the Crow...

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