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INDEX TO PROBATE AND ADMINISTRATION FILES

  • AU WA S55
  • Series
  • 1832-01-01 - 1939-12-31

Index cards to Grants of Probate and to Grants of Letters of Administration. The cards are arranged alphabetically and cover the period 1832 - c. 1939.Typically, the index cards which constitute this series show 1) the name of the deceased 2) the ...

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FILES - MINING ACT 1904

  • AU WA S869
  • Series
  • 1909-01-01 - 1939-01-01

The Mining Act (No. 15 of 1904) permitted any person claiming an interest in a lease or mining venture to lodge a caveat forbidding any transfer, change of proprietorship or other activity affecting that interest. A lessee, applicant, shareholder ...

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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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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The Mining Act (No. 15 of 1904) repealed the 1895 Goldfields Act, and hence apparently discontinued the Court of Mining Appeals which had previously heard appeals on decisions of Wardens' Courts.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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REGISTER - PROTECTION ORDERS

  • AU WA S1476
  • Series
  • 1931-01-01 - 1935-12-31

Register of Protection orders under the Tenants, Purchasers and Mortgagors Relief Act of 1930 to comply with S.29 of the Bills of Sale Act 1899. Listed chronologically and numerically and providing the names of the mortgagor and mortgagee.

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REGISTERS - RECORD OF PROCEEDINGS

  • AU WA S184
  • Series
  • 1897-01-01 - 1933-01-01

Bankruptcy Act 1892. Arranged alphabetically, record of proceedings kept by registrar's office, shows bankrupt's name and file number, and result of court hearing. Includes: applications for discharge, appeals against trustee's reje...

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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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REGISTERS - APPEALS FROM OTHER COURTS

  • AU WA S190
  • Series
  • 1903-01-01 - 1931-01-01

Register of appeals from convictions in other courts. The Supreme Court is the Court of Appeal. Shows file number, appellant, respondent, subject, dates of notice of appeal, result.For only some of these entries there will be a file in the series ...

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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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FILES - PROBATE OFFICE CORRESPONDENCE

  • AU WA S886
  • Series
  • 1899-01-01 - 1930-01-01

These are the general correspondence files of the Probate Office. This includes general enquiries, supply of forms to solicitors and records kept in accordance with the Stamp Act 1902. These records concerned duties charged for instruments registe...

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REGISTERS - RECEIVING ORDERS

  • AU WA S150
  • Series
  • 1892-01-01 - 1928-01-01

1892 Bankruptcy ActRegisters of Receiving Orders made. When the petition has been filed at the Court a Receiving Order is made and the debtor is declared bankrupt. Registers follow through the course of bankruptcy proceedings. Arranged by case num...

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REGISTERS - COMPOSITIONS OR SCHEMES OF ARRANGEMENT

  • AU WA S169
  • Series
  • 1899-01-01 - 1928-01-01

Under the Bankruptcy Act Amendment Act 1898 a debtor could "trade out" of his insolvency and two means of this were:scheme of arrangement - where debtors affairs were arranged to trade out, and composition - where creditor(s) agree to take a certa...

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REGISTERS - TRUSTEES

  • AU WA S176
  • Series
  • 1899-01-01 - 1928-01-01

Bankruptcy Act Amendment Act 1898. Item one consists of an alphabetical register of trustees to whom were assigned estates of debtors by deed of assignment. Arranged alphabetically and chronologically, register shows name of trustee, name and fil...

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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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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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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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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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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 - 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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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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REGISTERS - PROCEEDINGS IN COURT AND IN CHAMBERS

  • AU WA S155
  • Series
  • 1903-01-01 - 1926-01-01

Bankruptcy Act 1892Records of proceedings heard in court or in chambers, before a judge or a registrar. The registrar is given certain powers by the court to perform certain judicial functions, such as holding public examinations, hearing applicat...

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FILES - PRIVY COUNCIL APPEALS

  • AU WA S879
  • Series
  • 1860-06-07 - 1924-01-22

In addition to the provision for appeals in civil matters made by the Civil Court Act, there was a common law right of appeal to the Privy Council in England, over decisions of lower courts. Criminal matters require an application to the Privy Cou...

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INDEXES - BANKRUPTCY PROCEEDINGS

  • AU WA S147
  • Series
  • 1892-01-01 - 1923-01-01

1892 Bankruptcy Act.Indexes (by name of debtor) to Bankruptcy proceedings, giving file number only. Indexes seem to duplicate each other, as first volume was completed information was transposed into new volume. This occurred twice. After 1923 the...

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REGISTERS - TAXATION OF SOLICITOR'S COSTS

  • AU WA S173
  • Series
  • 1910-01-01 - 1922-01-01

Books kept by the Registrar's office recording taxation of solicitor's costs after debtor has been declared bankrupt. He has to pay the creditor's petition costs in the court action which declared him bankrupt. Shows name of solicit...

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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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REGISTERS - PROCEEDINGS UNDER BANKRUPTCY ACT AMENDMENT ACT 1898

  • AU WA S171
  • Series
  • 1910-01-01 - 1922-01-01

Bankruptcy Amendment Act 1898.Register of proceedings relating to debtors (not bankrupts) under Amendment Act 1898. Shows name and file number of debtor and proceedings relating to resolution and deeds etc.This register and register of proceedings...

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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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NOMINAL INDEX TO PROBATE AND ADMINISTRATION RECORDS

  • AU WA S64
  • Series
  • 1832-01-01 - 1920-01-01

Nominal (name-based) indexes to Probate and Administration Records.Volume 1 indexes Probate records, 1832 - August 1920. This volume records:i. name of deceased,ii. page number of volume containing copy of will & grant of probate (Record Series No...

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REGISTERS - LOCAL COURT JUDGEMENTS

  • AU WA S134
  • Series
  • 1895-01-01 - 1919-01-01

Register of Local Court judgements with cross reference to consecutive number in Supreme Court judgements registers.

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INDEXES - BANKRUPTCY ACT AMENDMENT ACT 1898

  • AU WA S167
  • Series
  • 1899-01-01 -

The Bankruptcy Act Amendment Act 1898 made provision for debtors to enter into compositions, schemes of arrangement or deeds of assignment outside of bankruptcy. It is the first comprehensive code for these types of proceedings and matters could p...

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REGISTER - NEWSPAPER PROPRIETORS

  • AU WA S127
  • Series
  • 1885-01-01 - 1917-01-01

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 (Supreme Court) - Registration had to take place ...

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LISTS OF CRIMINAL SITTINGS

  • AU WA S401
  • Series
  • 1903-01-01 - 1916-01-01

Lists of criminal cases heard in the Supreme Court, including criminal appeals. Cases are listed in numerical order as they came before the Court. These lists are similar to the Criminal Calendars (WAS 122, Cons 3660), however the criminal calenda...

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REGISTERS - CROWN SUITS DEPARTMENTAL REGISTERS

  • AU WA S198
  • Series
  • 1909-01-01 - 1914-01-01

Cases brought by or against government agencies eg, (Commissioner of Taxation, Perth Public Hospital, Commonwealth Military Forces of W.A. etc) acting on behalf of the Crown. Deals mainly with suits for unpaid accounts (taxes, hospital fees etc). ...

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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 - PROCEEDINGS IN BANKRUPTCY

  • AU WA S175
  • Series
  • 1905-06-01 - 1913-04-26

Daily record of proceedings under Bankruptcy Act 1892 and Amendment Act 1898. Shows date of entry, name and file number of debtor, document (ie, document filed at/issued by Court) eg, copy of deed of assignment, dividend, notice opposing petition,...

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LISTS OF CIVIL SITTINGS

  • AU WA S400
  • Series
  • 1898-01-01 - 1912-01-01

Lists of cases heard in the Supreme Court - civil sittings before a judge, a judge and jury, the Full Court, in Divorce. Cases are listed in numerical order as they came before the Court. The lists show date of hearing, cause number (WAS 201), par...

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INDEXES - INQUESTS

  • AU WA S161
  • Series
  • 1904-01-01 - 1911-01-01

Nominal index of inquests. Gives name of deceased, number (not known to what this refers), verdict (ie, cause of death - suicide, drowning, natural causes, accidental etc).

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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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REGISTERS - OFFICIAL RECEIVER IN BANKRUPTCY

  • AU WA S180
  • Series
  • 1906-01-01 - 1910-01-01

Bankruptcy Act Amendment Act 1898. Record book of the Official Receiver in Bankruptcy. It was the Official Receiver's duty to enforce observance of duties by trustees. The Official Receiver was given responsibility for trustees' accounts...

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INDEXES - BANKRUPTCY PROCEEDINGS

  • AU WA S152
  • Series
  • 1892-01-01 - 1910-01-01

1892 Bankruptcy Act.Indexes to registers of notices, petitions and receiving orders. Index (by debtor's name) register, giving petition file number. Entries from 1892-1905 give book & page numbers for registers of notices, petitions and recei...

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RECORDS OF CONVICTION

  • AU WA S272
  • Series
  • 1866-01-01 - 1909-01-01

Records of conviction transmitted by convicting magistrates or Justices to the Registrar of the Supreme Court. Many relate to Aboriginal Natives and others relate to summary convictions. In either case the record of the conviction was required by ...

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INDEXES - CORRESPONDENCE

  • AU WA S162
  • Series
  • 1902-01-01 - 1908-01-01

Nominal indexes to (inward) correspondence (whereabouts of which is unknown) of the Supreme Court.Shows name of writer, a (file) number, and the subject (in first volume only).

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REGISTERS - TRUSTEES

  • AU WA S177
  • Series
  • 1899-01-01 - 1908-01-01

Register of trustees appointed under the Bankruptcy Act Amendment Act 1898. Trustees were appointed to administer the debtor's estate under the Amendment Act. Register shows: file number, name and address of debtor, date of special resolution...

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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 - 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 - SPECIAL CASES STATED - MINING

  • AU WA S865
  • Series
  • 1888-01-01 - 1906-01-01

The Wardens' Courts heard cases on the goldfields. Many early Wardens had no legal training, so the Goldfields Acts of 1886 and 1895 made provision for them to reserve points of law for the opinions of the Supreme Court on any case before a ...

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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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