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Agency Details

Agency Number: TA1075
Title: SORELL LOWER COURTS
Start Date: 01 Jan 1830
End Date: 17 Jul 1989
Description:

The administration of justice in minor civil and criminal matters in the district of Sorell. The local magistrate/Justices also presided over cases in the Childrens and Licensing Courts.

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.

Information Sources:

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
Series Created By Agency:
LC449  APPLICATIONS FOR LICENCES TO SELL LIQUOR. 01 Jan 1828 31 Dec 1855
LC450  PUBLICANS RECOGNIZANCES. 01 Jan 1833 31 Dec 1848
LC488  MONTHLY RETURN OF FEES AND FINES. 01 Jul 1841 31 Aug 1846
LC484  RECORD OF CASES HEARD IN PETTY SESSIONS. 01 Jan 1846 30 Jun 1981
LC487  CONVICTIONS. 23 Dec 1848 31 Dec 1850
LC482  REGISTER OF THE SERVICE OF BAILIFF'S SUMMONSES. 01 Mar 1876 30 Jun 1954
LC480  REGISTER OF THE EXECUTION OF BAILIFF'S WARRANTS. 01 Aug 1906 31 Mar 1966
LC486  SUMMONS BOOK. 01 Aug 1914 30 Apr 1954
LC483  REGISTER OF FEES PAYABLE IN THE COURTS OF REQUESTS AND GENERAL SESSIONS. 01 May 1931 31 Dec 1966
LC479  REGISTRAR'S RECORD OF ACTIONS FOR RECOVERY OF MONEY IN MINOR COURTS. 01 Jul 1934 28 Feb 1966
LC481  REGISTER OF GARNISHEE ORDERS MADE. 01 Aug 1934 31 Mar 1966
LC491  MINUTES OF MEETINGS OF THE LICENSING COURT. 01 Dec 1934 31 Aug 1950
LC485  RECORD OF CASES HEARD IN CHILDREN'S COURT. 01 Jan 1938 30 Apr 1981
AB765  REGISTRAR'S CASH BOOK. 01 Jan 1949 31 Dec 1978
LC489  REGISTER OF FEES AND FINES LEVIED IN THE COURT OF PETTY SESSIONS. 01 May 1950 31 Dec 1979
LC490  MINUTES OF ANNUAL MEETINGS OF JUSTICES. 01 Jan 1951 31 Dec 1952