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PROBATE RECORDS [SELECTED EXTRACTS ONLY]

  • AU WA S2059
  • Series
  • 1926-01-01 - 1995-12-31

This series consists of microfilm copies of selected documents from the Probate files. The documents were filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah (GSU) as part of their microfilming program. The documents were selected by the GSU in conjunction...

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INDEX TO PROBATE AND ADMINISTRATION RECORDS

  • AU WA S1766
  • Series
  • 1900-01-01 - 1993-12-31

Card index on microfilm to grants of probate and letters of administration. This index continues on from the index at Record Series No. 55 which ceased at 1940. However, there is some overlap as this index includes some entries as early as 1900, ...

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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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POLICY FILES - COMPANIES CODE

  • AU WA S2498
  • Series
  • 1953-01-01 - 1993-12-31

Policy files relating to reviews of the Companies Code and possible amendments and regulations relating to companies and corporations.

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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

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

REGISTERS - BILLS OF SALE

  • AU WA S1434
  • Series
  • 1863-07-30 -

A Bill of Sale includes any document which notifies the transfer, or the intention to transfer, property or goods. A Bill of Sale Act was passed in 1899 which required the registration of all bills of sale. The Bills of Sale registers include the ...

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SOURCE DOCUMENTATION

  • AU WA S2979
  • Series
  • 1991-01-01 - 1992-12-31

Source documentation created by the Royal Commission into the Commercial Activities of Government and Other Matters. The documentation provides a summary of the GENERAL DOCUMENTS (Series No. 2984, Consignment 7333) submitted to the Commission by ...

ROYAL COMMISSION INTO COMMERCIAL ACTIVITIES OF GOVERNMENT AND OTHER ACTIVITIES

GENERAL DOCUMENTS

  • AU WA S2984
  • Series
  • 1991-01-01 - 1992-12-31

General documents may be described as evidentiary material sourced both externally and internally for the Royal Commission into the Commercial Activities of Government and Other Matters. Externally sourced documents were gathered from public offic...

ROYAL COMMISSION INTO COMMERCIAL ACTIVITIES OF GOVERNMENT AND OTHER ACTIVITIES

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

TRANSCRIPTS FROM HEARINGS

  • AU WA S2982
  • Series
  • 1991-01-01 - 1992-12-22

Printed sets of audited transcripts of open hearings, in-camera hearings and private hearings heard before the Royal Commission into the Commercial Activities of Government and Other Matters.The transcripts are copied into two sequences:1 set of t...

ROYAL COMMISSION INTO COMMERCIAL ACTIVITIES OF GOVERNMENT AND OTHER ACTIVITIES

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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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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REPORTS, ETC - SPECIAL INVESTIGATIONS

  • AU WA S2440
  • Series
  • 1933-01-01 - 1986-12-31

Reports of investigations carried out by Inspectors into companies.

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NEWSPAPER PROPRIETORS RETURNS OF SCHEDULES FOR REGISTRATION

  • AU WA S126
  • Series
  • 1837-01-01 - 1986-01-01

Under "The Newspaper Libel and Registration Act, 1884 Amendment Act 1888" provision is made for the Registration of Newspaper Proprietors to be established under the superintendence of the Registrar (S.C.). Registration had to take place on or bef...

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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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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 - 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...

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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 - 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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DECREES NISI BECOMING ABSOLUTE

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

Lists of persons for whom decrees nisi became absolute

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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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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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REGISTERS - POWERS OF ATTORNEY

  • AU WA S893
  • Series
  • 1897-01-01 - 1969-01-01

The Power of Attorney Act (60 Vic. No. 2 of 1896) provided that an instrument creating a power of attorney might be deposited in the Supreme Court Office. A person living in another country, state or town would appoint someone in Western Australia...

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FILES - POWERS OF ATTORNEY

  • AU WA S935
  • Series
  • 1897-01-01 - 1969-01-01

The Powers of Attorney Act (60 Vic No. 2 of 1896) provides that an instrument creating a power of attorney may be deposited in the Supreme Court Office. These files consist of these deposited instruments.Many early powers of attorney were granted ...

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REGISTRATION - STOCKBROKERS

  • AU WA S1407
  • Series
  • 1948-01-01 - 1962-12-31

Applications for registration as an authorised sharebroker together with relevant supporting documentation.

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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 - NATIONAL SECURITY - APPLICANTS FOR EXEMPTION FROM MILITARY SERVICE

  • AU WA S121
  • Series
  • 1916-01-01 - 1955-01-01

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

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REGISTERS - ACTIONS REMITTED FROM LOCAL COURTS

  • AU WA S163
  • Series
  • 1931-01-01 - 1955-01-01

Actions where the amount exceeds that dealt with in the Local Court were referred to the Supreme Court and then returned to the Local Court for judgement extraction. Shows local court number, date received from local court, plaintiff and defendant...

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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 - 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 - 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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REGISTERS - CAUSE LISTS

  • AU WA S187
  • Series
  • 1890-01-01 - 1954-01-01

Registers of causes heard before each sitting of the court (Full Court, Civil sittings, in Bankruptcy, Divorce). Gives civil writ number, parties, solicitors, claim and the judgement given (in red ink), also the name of the judge hearing the case ...

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REGISTERS - JUDGEMENTS OF SUPREME COURT

  • AU WA S133
  • Series
  • 1897-01-01 - 1953-01-01

Registers of judgements in civil matters handed down in Supreme Court including appeals. Information given: no of cause (or civil writ file number), date, plaintiff and defendant, abstract of judgement, any remarks. Volumes are indexed by defendan...

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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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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 - 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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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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FILES - PETITIONS OF RIGHT

  • AU WA S937
  • Series
  • 1881-10-19 - 1947-02-27

The Petition of Right was the form used under the Crown Suits Act 31 Vic No. 7 of 1867 for proceedings against the Crown for damages for breach of contract or for the recovery of property.Access to these files is through the registers (WAS 892). F...

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REGISTER - PETITIONS OF RIGHT

  • AU WA S892
  • Series
  • 1905-01-01 - 1947-01-01

The Petition of Right was the form used under the Crown Suits Act 31 Vic. No. 7 of 1867 for proceedings against the Crown for damages for breach of contract or for the recovery of property. The alphabetical index at the front of the volume is arra...

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MISCELLANEOUS REGISTERS CONCERNED WITH DECEASED ESTATES

  • AU WA S219
  • Series
  • 1892-01-01 - 1947-01-01

A series of miscellaneous registers concerned with deceased estates. It is not always clear how these registers relate to other series such as the probate and administration registers (WAS 56, WAS 57) or files (WAS 34, WAS 59) or the card index (W...

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INDEXES - CAUSE LIST BOOKS

  • AU WA S188
  • Series
  • 1896-01-01 - 1947-01-01

Indexes to Cause List books (WAS 187) giving number of action (civil writ number), plaintiff and defendant, page reference in cause list book.

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REGISTERS - FULL COURT ORDERS

  • AU WA S298
  • Series
  • 1898-01-01 - 1947-01-01

The Supreme Court of W.A. has wide appellate jurisdiction - everything dealt with elsewhere has a final appeal to the Supreme Court. Registers of Full Court Orders record orders handed down by the Full Court which fulfills the appeal function of t...

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