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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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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...

SUPREME COURT OF WESTERN AUSTRALIA

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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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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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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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...

SUPREME COURT OF WESTERN AUSTRALIA

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...

SUPREME COURT OF WESTERN AUSTRALIA

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.

SUPREME COURT OF WESTERN AUSTRALIA

FILES - RAILWAY ACT

  • AU WA S934
  • Series
  • 1880-01-01 -

The Railways Act 42 Vic 31 of 1878 made provisions for land to be taken, entered on, used or resumed for certain purposes relating to the building of railways.Persons affected had to establish title to the land and submit a claim to the Commission...

SUPREME COURT OF WESTERN AUSTRALIA

FILES - PETITIONS OF RIGHT

  • AU WA S937
  • Series
  • 1881-10-19 - 1947-02-27

The Petition of Right was the form used under the Crown Suits Act 31 Vic No. 7 of 1867 for proceedings against the Crown for damages for breach of contract or for the recovery of property.Access to these files is through the registers (WAS 892). F...

SUPREME COURT OF WESTERN AUSTRALIA

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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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...

SUPREME COURT OF WESTERN AUSTRALIA

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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FILES - CIVIL WRITS

  • AU WA S201
  • Series
  • 1832-01-01 - 1888-01-01

The Civil Court of Western Australia was established in 1832 to deal with all cases as did the Courts of Westminister in England. Suits were to be commenced in the Court by summons and not by arrest. Pleadings in the court were to be oral and made...

SUPREME COURT OF WESTERN AUSTRALIA

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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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.

SUPREME COURT OF WESTERN AUSTRALIA

FILES - DEFUNCT STATE COMPANIES

  • AU WA S4066
  • Series
  • 1893-01-13 -

This series comprises files of State owned companies that have been registered as defunct. The files typically contain memorandum and articles of association related to the dissolution of the company, but may also contain initial company registrat...

COMPANIES REGISTRATION OFFICE

REGISTER - CASES IN EQUITY

  • AU WA S297
  • Series
  • 1858-01-01 - 1889-01-01

Cases heard in the Court in Equity. This register records orders and decrees given for cases in equity. Equity is a division within common law which is the body of law inherited by the Colony of Western Australia from England. Equity is a system o...

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FILES - DEFUNCT FOREIGN COMPANIES

  • AU WA S4153
  • Series
  • 1893-01-13 -

This series comprises files of Foreign owned companies that have been registered as defunct. The files typically contain memorandum and articles of association related to the dissolution of the company, but may also contain initial company registr...

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REGISTERS - CRIMINAL RECORDS OF CONVICTION

  • AU WA S193
  • Series
  • 1870-01-05 - 1870-04-06

Record of criminal proceedings in Supreme Court sittings. Gives number and name of person charged and details of court proceedings.

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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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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 - 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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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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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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INDEXES - CAUSE BOOKS

  • AU WA S186
  • Series
  • 1891-01-01 - 1894-01-01

Nominal index to Cause Book 5, 1891-1894. (WAS 185). Indexed by name of defendant only. (For plaintiff look in cause book itself, which is arranged alphabetically). Gives name of defendant and cause number (file number, WAS 201).

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REGISTERS - PUBLIC PROSECUTIONS

  • AU WA S195
  • Series
  • 1861-01-01 - 1863-01-01

Record of Public Prosecutions kept by Attorney General's office. Includes statements of evidence by accused or witnesses followed by the opinion of the Attorney General as to whether prosecution should proceed. Gives case number and name of a...

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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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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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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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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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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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CORRESPONDENCE - OFFICIAL RECEIVER IN BANKRUPTCY

  • AU WA S264
  • Series
  • 1909-01-01 -

Correspondence files including some general correspondence, but mainly correspondence to and from the Under Secretary for Law dealing with departmental business (staff matters etc).

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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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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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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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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 - 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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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 - 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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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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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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REGISTER - PETITIONS OF RIGHT

  • AU WA S892
  • Series
  • 1905-01-01 - 1947-01-01

The Petition of Right was the form used under the Crown Suits Act 31 Vic. No. 7 of 1867 for proceedings against the Crown for damages for breach of contract or for the recovery of property. The alphabetical index at the front of the volume is arra...

SUPREME COURT OF WESTERN AUSTRALIA

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 - POWERS OF ATTORNEY

  • AU WA S893
  • Series
  • 1897-01-01 - 1969-01-01

The Power of Attorney Act (60 Vic. No. 2 of 1896) provided that an instrument creating a power of attorney might be deposited in the Supreme Court Office. A person living in another country, state or town would appoint someone in 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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