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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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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The Insolvent Ordinance of 1856 was repealed and replaced by the Bankruptcy Act of 1871 (34 Vic., No. 20).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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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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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 - 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 - 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 This Code was repealed and re-enacted with amendments bet...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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FILES - RECIPROCAL ENFORCEMENT OF MAINTENANCE ORDERS ACT

  • AU WA S854
  • Series
  • 1941-06-18 -

The W.A. Reciprocal Enforcement Maintenance Orders Act, No. 27 of 1921, provided for the enforcement of maintenance orders in W.A. where the divorce and order were granted outside W.A. and vice-versa. The orders had to be registered with the Supre...

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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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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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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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FILES - CONSCIENTIOUS OBJECTORS FROM MILITARY SERVICE

  • AU WA S125
  • Series
  • 1942-01-01 - 1943-01-01

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

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FILES - CIVIL WRITS

  • AU WA S577
  • Series
  • 1889-01-01 -

This series of civil writs files continues on from WAS 576. From 1889 the system of arrangement becomes alpha numerical with files taking the plaintiff's initial followed by a number (A1, A2, B1, B2 etc) within each year.File numbers can be f...

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LETTERBOOK - REGISTRARS OFFICE SUPREME COURT

  • AU WA S210
  • Series
  • 1870-01-01 -

Office letterbook of the Registrar's Office, Supreme Court. Index of addressees at front.(Volume is in fragile condition due to ink of the writing corroding through the paper).

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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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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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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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REGISTERS - RETURNS OF CIVIL AND CRIMINAL BUSINESS

  • AU WA S196
  • Series
  • 1851-01-01 - 1879-01-01

Various statistical returns of civil and criminal business heard in the Supreme Court for the information of H.E. the Governor. Includes: returns of Ticket of Leave and conditional pardon men (gives names) tried, and nature and amount of expense o...

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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 - 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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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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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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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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FILES - CRIMINAL INDICTMENT

  • AU WA S122
  • Series
  • 1830-01-01 -

In order to deal with criminal offences Captain Stirling created the appointments of Justices of the Peace on 9 December 1829 under the 1535 Act Hen. VIII, excluding the "caution clause". A further Proclamation was made on 20 January 1830 appointi...

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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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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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COPIES OF GRANTS OF PROBATE

  • AU WA S56
  • Series
  • 1832-01-01 -

These volumes contain copies of Grants of Probate (which show date of testators' death and the names of executors) and certified copies of Wills. Unlike WAS 34 (Original Probate files), these records may be consulted and copied without writte...

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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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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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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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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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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 - 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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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 - 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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INDEXES - SUPREME COURT JUDGEMENTS (CIVIL)

  • AU WA S130
  • Series
  • 1861-01-01 - 1894-01-01

Indexes to Vols 7, 8, 9 of Cause Books and/or Record of Judgements of Supreme Court (WAS 131).1. Index for Vols 7 & 8 by plaintiff's name2. Index for Vols 7 & 8 bhy defendant's name3. Index for Vol 9 by defendant's name(Beginning in...

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MINUTE BOOKS - COURT OF QUARTER SESSIONS

  • AU WA S204
  • Series
  • 1830-01-01 - 1890-01-01

On 9 December 1829, Captain Stirling appointed Justices of the Peace to deal with civil and criminal matters. The greater part of their work was in connection with criminal offences and they held courts of Petty and Quarter Sessions as in England....

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REGISTERS - JUDGEMENTS OF SUPREME COURT OF W.A.

  • AU WA S131
  • Series
  • 1861-01-01 - 1894-01-01

This series commences part way through Vol 7 of WAS 129, Civil Court Records of Plaints. With the establishment of the Supreme Court in 1861 the volume became Cause Book and/or Record of Judgements for the Supreme Court. Cases are listed in the or...

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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