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Agency VA 914
Supreme Court of N.S.W. for the District of Port Phillip
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Date Range: 1841 - 1852
 
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When the Port Phillip District was first established the highest legal tribunal was the Supreme Court of New South Wales. This meant that criminal cases and civil litigation of any importance had to be heard in New South Wales. The highest local court was the Court of Quarter Sessions. In 1841 a Resident Judge of the Supreme Court was appointed to Port Phillip and in 1852 following separation from New South Wales, the Legislative Council passed an Act to establish the Supreme Court of Victoria (VA 2549) which assumed responsibility for criminal and civil jurisdiction in Victoria.

From 1842 prime responsibility for the administration of insolvency proceedings rested with the Chief Commissioner for insolvent estates who was subject to the direction of the Residential Judge and subsequently the Supreme Court of Victoria.

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See also List of Holdings, 1985 edition, 1994 reprint, section 2.1.0. (New South Wales Supreme Court for the District of Port Phillip).

 
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? 1841 - ? 1922 Transcriptions of Wills [Also Known As Register of Wills] (See Microfilm copy VPRS 525) VPRS 27 North Melbourne Open
? 1841 - ? 1928 Ex Parte Papers VPRS 277 North Melbourne Open
? 1841 - 1852 Criminal Court Minute Book VPRS 5698 North Melbourne Open
? 1841 - 1989 Civil Action/Cause Books VPRS 5328 North Melbourne Part Open
? 1841 - cont Habeas Corpus Files VPRS 37 North Melbourne Open
? 1841 - cont Mandamus Files VPRS 41 North Melbourne Open
? 1844 - 1987 Index to VPRS 41 Mandamus Writs and VPRS 276 Quo Warranto Briefs VPRS 16281 North Melbourne Open
? 1850 - ? 1884 Writs of Cognivit - Warrants of Attorney VPRS 279 North Melbourne Open
? 1850 - ? 1884 Index to Warrants of Attorney VPRS 5392 North Melbourne Open
1840 - cont Articles of Clerkship Files VPRS 79 North Melbourne Open
1841 - ? 1883 Equity Case Files, Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction VPRS 282 North Melbourne Open
1841 - ? 1891 Reports of Examiners for Admission of Attorneys VPRS 105 North Melbourne Open
1841 - ? 1923 Ledger VPRS 1924 North Melbourne Open
1841 - 1852 Return of Writs VPRS 12413 North Melbourne Open
1841 - 1853 Judgement Book VPRS 5331 North Melbourne Closed
1841 - 1853 Wills and Probate and Administration Files VPRS 7592 North Melbourne Open
1841 - 1854 Equity Case Files VPRS 31 North Melbourne Open
1841 - 1858 Indexes To Judgements VPRS 5330 North Melbourne Open
1841 - 1883 Equity Suit Books VPRS 1697 North Melbourne Part Open
1841 - 1891 Roll of Attorneys VPRS 16237 North Melbourne Open
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- 1852 Civil and criminal justice VF 428
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1841 - 1852 Courts VRG 4
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