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State Records Office of Western Australia AU WA A44 - SUPREME COURT OF WESTERN AUSTRALIA
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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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RECORDS - VARIOUS

  • AU WA S2180
  • Series
  • 1883-01-01 - 1930-12-31

This is an artificial series created by the Public Records Office of Western Australia. It consists of estrays from other series of Supreme Court records and it is not known to which series they belong.

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REGISTERS - BANKRUPTCY NOTICES ISSUED

  • AU WA S148
  • Series
  • 1892-01-01 - 1928-01-01

1892 Bankruptcy Act.Register of bankruptcy notices issued by the Court.If a creditor claims an amount from someone he can sue him in the court. That may result in the Court making an order, or judgement, in favour of the creditor. Subsequently, th...

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REGISTERS - PETITIONS OF BANKRUPTCY

  • AU WA S149
  • Series
  • 1892-01-01 - 1928-01-01

1892 Bankruptcy Act.Registers of petition filed at the court by debtors or creditors in order to have debtor registered bankrupt. A creditor's taking out a petition is based on the debtor's failure to comply with a bankruptcy notice. A d...

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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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LISTS OF CASES HEARD IN CHAMBERS

  • AU WA S403
  • Series
  • 1889-01-01 - 1890-01-01

The lists of cases heard by the Chief Justice in Chambers (summons, applications, motions etc) show date of hearing, parties, procedure (whether summons, motion etc) solicitor. There are no references to case numbers.

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REGISTERS - CRIMINAL COURTS NOTE BOOK

  • AU WA S194
  • Series
  • 1924-01-01 - 1928-01-01

Criminal Courts note book kept by the Clerk of Arraigns. Gives details of cases heard in criminal sessions: number, name of accused, charge, plea, sentence, name of attorney, jury if there is one, witnesses, exhibits, times throughout trial.

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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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REGISTERS - CORRESPONDENCE

  • AU WA S206
  • Series
  • 1884-01-01 -

Departmental Registers of correspondence received by the Attorney General's office. Shows from whom, to whom, subject, references to departments, how disposed of. Indexes to registers are at WAS 207.

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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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REGISTER - MAINTENANCE ORDERS

  • AU WA S197
  • Series
  • 1947-01-01 -

Reciprocal Enforcement of Maintenance Orders Act 1921.Register of orders in Council reciprocal with other states and countries. Shows Divorce file number (WAS 35), names and addresses of parties, date and details of the order. Divorce number may a...

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REGISTERS - SATISFACTIONS (BILLS OF SALE)

  • AU WA S1477
  • Series
  • 1904-06-02 - 1920-09-05

"Satisfactions" would appear to be a note as to when a bill of sale has been satisfied through the handing over of goods or chattels. The satisfactions are registered in no. order, details include the Bill of Sale no, names of mortgagor and mortga...

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REGISTERS - PROCEEDINGS IN BANKRUPTCY

  • AU WA S172
  • Series
  • 1921-01-01 - 1928-01-01

Register of proceedings probably kept for statistical purposes under 1892 Bankruptcy Act and the Bankruptcy Act Amendment Act 1898 - contains separate chronological/numerical sequence for each Act. For proceedings under 1892 Act shows name and num...

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FILES - TRANSFER OF LAND ACT

  • AU WA S940
  • Series
  • 1877-01-01 -

The Transfer of Land Act, 1874, introduced the Torrens system of land registration. This simplified the title to land, guaranteed it and facilitated dealings with it.Land granted prior to 1875 could be registered under this Act. If a question aros...

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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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REGISTERS - DEEDS OF ASSIGNMENT

  • AU WA S168
  • Series
  • 1899-01-01 - 1928-01-01

Under the Bankruptcy Act Amendment Act 1898 a debtor could "trade out" of his insolvency and one means of this was to enter into a deed of assignment whereby all his assets were assigned to a trustee who liquidated them and dispensed them to credi...

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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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FILES - NOTICES OF EXECUTIONS

  • AU WA S275
  • Series
  • 1911-01-01 - 1932-01-01

These files contain certificates and declarations by the medical practitioner and witnesses of the execution of those sentenced to death at the Supreme Court 1911-1932. The declaration was subsequently published in the Government Gazette and a cop...

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JUDGES NOTES AND CORRESPONDENCE

  • AU WA S271
  • Series
  • 1884-01-01 - 1895-01-01

Inward and outward correspondence mainly concerning applications for commissions for taking affidavits, also concerning cases eg, a lawyer writing for the judge's notes on a particular case. Judge's notes consist of notes on points of la...

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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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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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REGISTERS - PROCEEDINGS IN BANKRUPTCY

  • AU WA S170
  • Series
  • 1910-01-01 - 1922-01-01

Bankruptcy Act 1892. Register of Summaries of proceedings kept for statistical purposes by the registrar's office. Arranged numerically corresponding to file numbers (WAS 166). Useful as quick reference to people who actually went to the Bank...

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INDEXES - BANKRUTPCY ACT AMENDMENT ACT 1898

  • AU WA S178
  • Series
  • 1899-01-01 - 1928-01-01

Index to debtors under Bankruptcy Act Amendment Act 1898.Appears to be a complete listing for the period 1899-1928.However, it does not relate to files (WAS 166). The number recorded is not the file number; it appears to be a number given by the O...

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REGISTERS - AGRICULTURAL BANK MORTGAGES

  • AU WA S181
  • Series
  • 1901-01-01 - 1906-01-01

Register of Agricultural Bank mortgages. The Agricultural Bank Act of 1895 enabled the Agricultural Bank to be established in that year as a means of enticing people to settle and cultivate the land. Advances were made within a certain limit, for ...

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REGISTERS - PETITIONS FOR LIQUIDATIONS

  • AU WA S183
  • Series
  • 1871-01-01 - 1892-01-01

Registers of petitions for liquidation by arrangement or composition (See Rule 287 of 34 Vic No. 20, 1871). There may also be files for same names at WAS 54, Bankruptcy files, 1871-1892.

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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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REGISTER - CAUSE LISTS OF APPEALS

  • AU WA S189
  • Series
  • 1919-01-01 - 1940-01-01

Lists of appeals heard in the Full court of the Supreme Court, listed by each sitting. This series is similar to the Cause List Books (WAS 187) except that it applies only to Appeals. It relates to the series of Appeals files (WAS 202) in that the...

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INSOLVENCY RECORDS (INSOLVENT ORDINANCE, 1856)

  • AU WA S52
  • Series
  • 1858-01-01 - 1871-01-01

Laws regarding insolvent debtors were first introduced in Western Australia in 1842 by 6 Vic. No. 11, which enabled any person, public body or partnership to apply to the Civil Court for an insolvency order. The Act was replaced by the Insolvent O...

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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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REGISTERS OF NATURALIZATION ACT CERTIFICATES

  • AU WA S60
  • Series
  • 1871-01-01 - 1903-01-01

Registers of Naturalization Certificates enrolled in the Supreme Court under the Naturalization Act of 1871 (35 Vic., No. 2). Prior to 1871 naturalization was effected by separate and individual Acts of the Legislative Council; after 1903, natural...

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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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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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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 - INEBRIATES ACT

  • AU WA S852
  • Series
  • 1913-10-20 -

The Inebriates Act, No. 47 of 1912, allowed a Judge or Magistrate to place an inebriate in an institution for up to 12 months. The Court could also make orders on the person's property for maintenance and for payment of debts, or appoint a ma...

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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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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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REGISTERS - LIENS ON WOOL

  • AU WA S861
  • Series
  • 1866-11-04 - 1900-03-28

In 1866 30 Vic No. 5, an Ordinance to give a preferable lien on wool, became law. Where any person (usually a merchant) made a bonafide advance of money or goods or promissory note, he was given a preferential lien on the next ensuing clip of wool...

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FILES - SETTLED LAND ACT

  • AU WA S887
  • Series
  • 1896-01-01 -

The Settled Land Act of 1892 allowed for the sale, lease or improvement of land which was the subject of a settlement.A settlement usually placed land in trust for a person, or limited land to a person for his/her lifetime by a will or a marriage ...

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FILES - REGISTRATION OF CROWN LIEN

  • AU WA S884
  • Series
  • 1977-01-01 -

Among the English laws adopted by Western Australia in the Adopting Imperial Act 3 Vic 8 of 1867, was 2 and 3 Vic C11. One of its provisions was for a "crown lien" to be taken out over property for monies owed to the Crown, such as failure to pay ...

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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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REGISTER OF BANKRUPTCIES (1871) ACT

  • AU WA S53
  • Series
  • 1871-01-01 - 1892-01-01

The Insolvent Ordinance of 1856 was repealed and replaced by the Bankruptcy Act of 1871 (34 Vic., No. 20). The registers and indexes which constitute this series were created in compliance with the 1871 Act. The registers include minutes of bankru...

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REGISTERS - CASES FILED

  • AU WA S882
  • Series
  • 1864-01-01 - 1941-01-01

Labelled "Miscellaneous", these registers apparently record cases filed and indicate where the files will be found. The registers are alphabetical, by family name or company name of parties involved.The first volume entries give the name, type of ...

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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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INDEXES - RECEIVING ORDERS MADE BY THE SUPREME COURT

  • AU WA S153
  • Series
  • 1892-01-01 - 1902-01-01

Bankruptcy Act 1892Nominal Index to Receiving Orders made by the court following a petition for bankruptcy being filed. Gives file number and date of receiving order being made.NB: Stamp on back of volume. "ORB". Therefore may have been an index f...

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REGISTERS - TRUSTEES OF BANKRUPT ESTATES

  • AU WA S154
  • Series
  • 1892-01-01 - 1905-01-01

Bankruptcy Act 1892Registers of estates each Trustee administered, the trustee usually, but not always, being the Official Receiver.Registers are indexed at front by name of trustee, entries are by bankruptcy (file) number.Show no. of case, name o...

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REGISTERS - RECEIVING ORDERS

  • AU WA S151
  • Series
  • 1892-01-01 - 1914-01-01

1892 Bankruptcy ActRegister of Receiving Orders made. This register, kept in the registrar's office, was a record of receiving orders made, and was used for statistical purposes. Shows case number, name, occupation and locality of debtor, dat...

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REGISTERS - BANKRUPTCY FILES TRANSMITTED TO THE OFFICIAL RECEIVER

  • AU WA S156
  • Series
  • 1898-01-01 - 1910-01-01

Bankruptcy Act 1892Register of files transmitted to the Official Receiver, recording date transmitted and date returned.This is an office register, entries being recorded in order of transmission, there is no index and it appears to have little va...

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