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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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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

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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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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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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JUDGES' BENCH NOTES

  • AU WA S174
  • Series
  • 1883-01-01 -

Each Supreme Court judge and certain court officials kept notes during the course of proceedings. The court officials who kept records of proceedings included: 1. The Master of the Supreme Court, who was also the Registrar and the Keeper of...

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REGISTERS - COMPANIES PETITION FILES

  • AU WA S2227
  • Series
  • 1897-01-01 -

The registers contain an index at the front of each volume to companies which have petitioned the Supreme Court over a specific matter. A number on year is allocated which refers to files in WAS 2242, Cons 5802.

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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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INDEX - DEPOSITIONS IN CASES NOT PROSECUTED

  • AU WA S260
  • Series
  • 1849-01-01 - 1878-01-01

Nominal index to depositions in cases not prosecuted. Index shows name and a (deposition) number. To locate deposition consult consignment listings for WAS 122 (criminal indictment files). When the case was prosecuted the deposition was included i...

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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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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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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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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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REGISTERS - CRIMINAL CALENDARS

  • AU WA S191
  • Series
  • 1886-01-01 -

Criminal calendars for the Supreme Court Perth and Circuit Courts, being registers of cases heard in the criminal sessions. Cases are given a running number for each sitting Volume 1 shows the name, charge, district, and witnesses, with the plea, ...

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INDEXES - CRIMINAL SESSIONS

  • AU WA S192
  • Series
  • 1861-01-01 -

Index of people tried at criminal sessions of the Supreme Court. Gives name of person and date of hearing, no other information. However, it is a useful index to Vol 1 of the Criminal Registers (WAS 49) from 1861.

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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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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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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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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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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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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...

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FILES - JUDGEMENTS

  • AU WA S575
  • Series
  • 1861-01-01 - 1881-01-01

Judgements, Nos. 1-2531, for 1861-1881, are located at item number 121-147 of Consignment 3580. These documents are judgements handed down in certain cases. Indexes to the judgements are at WAS 130 and details of the judgements are also found at W...

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NATURALIZATION CERTIFICATES

  • AU WA S61
  • Series
  • 1871-01-01 - 1903-01-01

The certificates were lodged with the Supreme Court in compliance with the Naturalization Act of 1871. The certificates show the name of the naturalized British subject and the person's country of origin.The certificates verify that the appli...

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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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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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FILES - LIEN ON WOOL

  • AU WA S246
  • Series
  • 1876-01-01 - 1888-01-01

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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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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INDEXES - APPEALS

  • AU WA S311
  • Series
  • 1924-01-01 -

Nominal index to appellants in appeals from lower courts, orders to review and cases started. Volume shows appeal number, names of appellant and respondent, nature of proceedings (whether appeal, order to review or case stated etc), court appealed...

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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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SUMMONS TO ATTEND IN CHAMBERS

  • AU WA S352
  • Series
  • 1868-01-01 - 1877-01-01

Files consisting of summons to either party in a civil case, or their attorney, to attend the Chief Justice, Archibald Paull Burt in his chambers. Cases concern guardianship and maintenance, equity, divorce, ecclesiastical (deceased estates) etc.F...

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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 - 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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REGISTER - GOLDFIELDS ACT

  • AU WA S866
  • Series
  • 1896-01-01 - 1901-01-01

Under the Goldfields Act of 1895, Wardens' Courts dealt with goldfields cases. Many early Wardens had no legal training, and the Act allowed them to reserve points of law for the opinion of the Supreme Court. The case was suspended while the ...

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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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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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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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PRAECIPE FOR SUBPOENA

  • AU WA S398
  • Series
  • 1884-01-01 - 1887-01-01

Praecipe for subpoena - documents lodged with the Registrar by solicitors applying for subpoenas to be issued or sealed. Documents show Case number, names of parties, date, name of solicitor, sometimes name of witness for whom subpoena is to be is...

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REGISTERS - CASES CONDUCTED IN SUMMARY JURISDICTION COURTS

  • AU WA S140
  • Series
  • 1919-01-01 - 1940-01-01

Registers of cases brought by Government agencies (eg, Commissioner of Taxes, Education Department, Chief Inspector of Rabbits, Factories Inspector etc) and which were conducted in summary jurisdiction courts.In W.A. courts of summary jurisdiction...

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REGISTER OF PRAECIPE

  • AU WA S404
  • Series
  • 1879-01-01 - 1882-01-01

Register of praecipes lodged at the Supreme Court under both common law and criminal jurisdiction.Shows date, form of document (summons, fi fa, subpoena etc), date, names of parties (plaintiff and defendant) and the person lodging (whether plainti...

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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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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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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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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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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.

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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 - 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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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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