Lunacy case files   (25135)
c.1873 - 1946  range held: c.1873 - 1956


GENERAL


This series is comprised of case files registered with the Wellington Supreme Court for hearings in relation to persons deemed to be suffering from mental illness or drunkenness.  In particular the hearings dealt with:




  • Petitions for, and hearings of, Inquisition de Lunatico (inquiries into whether a person was of unsound mind and incapable of managing themselves and their affairs);

     


  • Administration and management of the New Zealand estates of persons deemed to be suffering from mental illness;

     


  • Petitions for, and hearings of, persons deemed to be habitual drunkards.


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Dates of Holdings : c.1873 - 1956
Location of Holdings : Archives New Zealand, Head Office, Wellington
Access : Restrictions may apply see more …
Archives NZ description type : Series (see more about description types)
Version Number: 5
Date Approved: 11/12/2019