Tasmania's Heritage

Agency Details

Agency Number: TA1044
Title: DEVONPORT MAGISTRATES COURT (ALSO KNOWN AS DEVONPORT LOWER COURT)
Start Date: 01 Jan 1866
End Date:
Description:

The administration of justice in minor civil and criminal matters in the district of Devonport. The local magistrate/Justices also presided over hearings in the Childrens and Licensing and Mining Court. Administrative reponsibility for Ulverstone Lower Courts was held by the Devonport Magistrates Court.

By 1989 with the establishment of the Magistrates Court of Tasmania, there were only four local courts remaining, Burnie, Devonport, Launceston & Hobart. Some rural areas were serviced by the Local Court on Circuit from one of these four courts. At this time the Devonport Lower Courts became known as the Devonport Magistrates Court.

By 2012 the Devonport Court had filing and administrative responsibility for the Currie Country Court.

Information Sources:

Magistrates Court of Tasmania website 2012, Website Department of Justice 2006,

Records Section Department of Justice 2006

Legislation Administered:

Legislation Creating:

Legislation Abolishing Agency:

Functions Performed:
13 JUSTICE AND LEGAL ADMINISTRATION [1]
Controlling Agencies:
TA1032 MAGISTRACY AND LOWER COURTS ADMINISTRATION BRANCH 01 Jan 1860 17 Jul 1989
TA1714 MAGISTRATES COURT OF TASMANIA 17 Jul 1989
Series Created By Agency:
LC567  MINUTES OF MEETINGS OF JUSTICES FOR VARIOUS PURPOSES. 01 Jan 1866 31 Dec 1917
LC568  MINUTES OF MEETINGS OF THE LICENSING BENCH. 01 Jan 1866 31 Dec 1918
LC121  REGISTER OF THE ISSUE OF BAILIFF'S SUMMONSES. 01 Mar 1868 31 Oct 1930
LC129  REGISTER OF APPEALS HEARD UNDER THE ASSESSMENT ACT. 01 Jan 1889 31 Dec 1895
LC124  RECORD OF CASES HEARD IN PETTY SESSIONS 01 May 1890 30 Jun 1981
LC119  REGISTER OF THE EXECUTION OF BAILIFF'S WARRANTS. 01 Oct 1900 31 Dec 1967
LC22  REGISTER OF JUDGEMENT SUMMONSES ISSUED. 01 Feb 1901 31 Dec 1946
LC602  REGISTRAR'S LEDGER. 23 Sep 1901 28 Aug 1924
LC122  REGISTER OF FEES LEVIED IN COURT OF REQUESTS. 01 Sep 1909 31 May 1942
LC125  RECORD OF CASES HEARD IN CHILDREN'S COURT. 01 Oct 1909 31 Dec 1981
LC564  APPLICATION FOR A SEARCH WARRANT. 09 Nov 1916 09 Nov 1916
LC118  REGISTRAR'S RECORD OF ACTIONS FOR RECOVERY OF MONEY IN MINOR COURTS. 01 Jul 1921 31 Aug 1970
LC123  REGISTRAR'S CASH BOOK. 01 Sep 1924 31 Dec 1974
LC120  INDEX TO RECORD OF THE EXECUTION OF WARRANTS. 01 Jan 1926 31 Dec 1941
LC566  COMPLAINTS, CHARGES AND ASSOCIATED PAPERS RELATING TO CASES DEALT WITH IN THE CHILDREN'S COURT. 01 Jan 1930 31 Dec 1933
LC565  COMPLAINTS, CHARGES, SUMMONSES, ORDERS RELATING TO CASES DEALT WITH IN THE COURT OF PETTY SESSIONS. 01 Oct 1930 31 Jan 1942
LC128  DOCUMENTS IN CASES HEARD IN MINING COURT. 01 Jan 1932 31 Dec 1937
AD895  RECORD OF CASES HEARD IN COURT OF REQUESTS 19 May 1932 07 Jul 1955
LC126  REGISTER OF FEES AND FINES LEVIED IN THE COURT OF PETTY SESSIONS. 01 Dec 1948 28 Feb 1966
AD896  INDEXES TO MATTERS HEARD IN PETTY SESSIONS 01 Jan 1950 31 Dec 1980
LC127  APPLICATIONS FOR HOTEL LICENCES. 01 Oct 1951 28 Feb 1953
AE913  COURT OF REQUESTS REGISTER CARDS (NUMERICAL) 01 Jan 1966 31 Dec 1988
AE468  RECORD OF PROCEEDINGS (COMPLAINTS) IN THE COURT OF PETTY SESSIONS. 01 Jan 1980 31 Dec 1989
AE917  COURT OF REQUESTS REGISTER CARDS (ALPHABETICAL) 01 Jan 1989 31 Dec 1990
AE914  SMALL CLAIMS REGISTER CARDS 01 Jan 1989 31 Dec 1990