Series VPRS 7752
Register of Returns of Courts of Petty Sessions
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Date Range: Series ? 1856 - ? 1857
  Series in Custody 1856 - 1857
  Contents 1855 - 1857
Public Access: Open
Location: North Melbourne
Format of Records: Physical
 
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1856 - 1857 Attorney-General's Department (previously known as the Law Department) VA 2825
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1856 - 1992 Attorney-General's Department (previously known as the Law Department) VA 2825
1992 - cont Department of Justice VA 3085
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    Function

    The series consists of one register detailing weekly returns submitted by the Clerks of the Various Courts of Petty Sessions to the Law Department.

    Contents

    The weekly entries contain summary information about the dates of receipt of returns, number of cases, type of offences and the mode of disposal of action.

    System of Arrangement/Control

    Entries are arranged in alphabetical order by Court location on half yearly basis. An alphabetical list summarizes all entries for each court for each half yearly period.

    Date Range

    Besides the alphabetical list, a weekly list detailing the date received and the number of cases is also available for the years 1855 to July 1857 even though there are no other entries for the year 1855.

    Related Records

    It is not known whether the actual weekly returns are extant.

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P0001 1855 - 1857 Open 1
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