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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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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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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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DECREES NISI BECOMING ABSOLUTE

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

Lists of persons for whom decrees nisi became absolute

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MINUTE BOOKS - CIVIL COURT

  • AU WA S136
  • Series
  • 1832-01-01 - 1884-01-01

Minute books of the Civil Court from its inception in March 1832, kept by the Registrar.Volumes contain cause lists for each court sitting giving names of plaintiff and defendant, followed by minutes of proceedings, and judgement or outcome (eg st...

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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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MINUTE BOOK - MARITIME PRIZE COURT

  • AU WA S939
  • Series
  • 1914-08-18 - 1915-06-14

Maritime Prize CourtWhen enemy vessels and cargo are captured in port or at sea at the declaration of war or during a war by the naval forces of a belligerent power, they have to be taken to a port in the captor's court.A Prize Court is speci...

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FILES - MARITIME PRIZE COURT

  • AU WA S938
  • Series
  • 1914-01-01 -

Maritime Prize CourtWhen enemy vessels and cargo are captured in port or at sea at the declaration of war or during a war by the naval forces of a belligerent power, they have to be taken to a port in the captor's country for 'adjudicati...

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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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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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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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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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PROBATE FILES (PUBLIC TRUSTEE)

  • AU WA S2233
  • Series
  • 1942-01-01 -

This series constitutes files raised by the Supreme Court regarding probate matters which were then forwarded to the Public Trustee for granting of probate.

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FILES - FULL COURT LISTS

  • AU WA S203
  • Series
  • 1897-01-01 -

Files of Full Court Lists, being lists of cases being heard by the Full Court of the Supreme Court for each sitting (March, May, July, September, November for most years). Cases include motions for admission (by solicitors/barristers) and appeals ...

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RETURNS OF PRISONERS COMMITTED FOR TRIAL

  • AU WA S261
  • Series
  • 1860-01-01 - 1887-01-01

Returns of prisoners committed for trial at the Supreme Court. The returns were sent to the Court initially by the Comptroller of convicts and later they were sent from Perth Gaol. The returns list the men accused with their registration number, i...

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INDEXES - BILLS OF SALE

  • AU WA S1475
  • Series
  • 1863-01-01 - 1900-12-31

Alphabetical indexes to some of the Registers of Bills of Sale. Details include name, Book no and page no in the book. See WAS 1434.

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REGISTERS - PAPERS RECEIVED FROM ASSOCIATES

  • AU WA S205
  • Series
  • 1897-01-01 -

Register, possibly kept by Registrar, of papers relating to civil cases (Record Series No. 201), divorce, local court appeals etc. Papers included appeal book, copy papers for judge, affidavits, summons etc and were received from various clerks in...

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INDEXES - REGISTERS OF CORRESPONDENCE

  • AU WA S207
  • Series
  • 1886-01-01 -

Indexes to register (WAS 208) of correspondence which came through the Attorney General's office.

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INDEXES TO REGISTERS OF FULL COURT ORDERS (APPEALS)

  • AU WA S208
  • Series
  • 1897-01-01 -

Index to registers of Full (Supreme) Court orders or appeals. (Whereabouts of registers now known at this stage). Refers to number of action, parties, page in registers. There is no direct relationship between this index and the Appeals files (WAS...

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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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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 - 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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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 - 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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REGISTERS - ARTICLES RECEIVED BY THE SUPREME COURT

  • AU WA S220
  • Series
  • 1909-01-01 -

Register of articles received at the Supreme Court, apparently from people who have been declared insane under the Lunacy Act (No. 15 of 1903). Under this Act the Court may make arrangement for control of the persons property, for discharge of deb...

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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

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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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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MINUTES OF INSOLVENCY PROCEEDINGS

  • AU WA S51
  • Series
  • 1859-01-01 - 1870-01-01

By authority of the Insolvent Ordinance of 1856 (20 Vic, No. 10) the Civil Court was constituted as a Court of Insolvency. Jurisdiction was transferred to the Supreme Court, when that court was established in 1861. The records which comprise this ...

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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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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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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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INDEX TO ADMINISTRATIONS/FORM AND PROCEDURES BOOK

  • AU WA S58
  • Series
  • 1832-01-01 - 1842-01-01

Index to Administration files and copies of Grants of Letters of Administration, (Nos. 1-22), 1832-1840. The second half of this volume contains copies of Forms of Plaints to be filed in Civil actions, 1836, and Rules & Orders for the regulation o...

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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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