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Magistrate's Court, Palmerston - District Old Age Pension Certificates Register (R22177823) 1897 - 1897

Item ID Agency Series Accession Record group Box / Item Sep Record no. Part Alternative no. Record type
R22177823 DAAC D256 1040 / Text



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ACCESSION period responsible
D256
Supreme / High Court, Dunedin - Civil Case Files, Miscellaneous Case Files, Criminal Trial Files, Criminal Sentencing Files, Bankruptcy Files, Judges Notebooks, Habeas Corpus Files, various registers, etc., [and] Magistrate's / District Court, Dunedin - Criminal Record Books, Children's Criminal Record Books, Civil Record Books, Plaint Books, Maintenance Order Files, Adoption Case Files, Licensing Files, various Registers, etc., [and] Case Files, Registers and other Records of Lawrence Circuit Court, Oamaru Circuit Court, Timaru and Oamaru District Court, Palmerston Magistrate's Court, Official Assignee in Bankruptcy Dunedin, Land Sales Court Dunedin, Land Valuation Court Dunedin, Court of Arbitration Dunedin, Court of Compensation Dunedin, and others, [and] Palmerston Police Station - Charge Books more detail…
1849 - 1992

CONTROLLING AGENCY / DEPARTMENT period responsible
AAJH
Naseby Warden's Court more detail…


The Naseby Warden's Court was responsible for the administration of gold fields in the Naseby, Mt Ida and Taieri regions of the Otago Mining District.



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AAJC
Lawrence Warden's Court more detail…


The Lawrence Warden's Court was responsible for the administration of gold mining in the Lawrence Mining District, which included: Tuapeka, Gabriels Gully, Wetherstons (Weatherstons or Weatherstones), Woolshed, Waitahuna, Waipori, Beaumont, and later the Mt Benger and Roxburgh areas. The business most commonly heard at the court was the registration or enforcement of miners' rights, as well as applications for mining privileges such as water races, head races, tail races, etc. Disputes often arose over claim jumping, water races, roading and between partners operating joint claims. The Warden had powers to hear and adjudicate on these complaints. The Warden was also the Resident Magistrate for the area. The District Court of the Otago Gold Fields had the jurisdiction to hear appeals against the decision of the Warden.



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AAIV
Arrowtown Warden's Court more detail…


The Warden at Arrowtown had jurisdiction over gold mining in the Arrow District of the Wakatipu Goldfield.



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AAJD
Roxburgh Warden's Court more detail…


The Roxburgh Warden's Court was responsible for the administration of gold mining on the Mt Benger Goldfields. 



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DADT
Dunedin District Court more detail…


The Dunedin District Court (formerly the Resident Magistrate's Court and Magistrate's Court) had a combined civil and criminal jurisdiction. The District (Magistrate's) Courts constituted the lowest rung on the New Zealand court hierarchy.



 



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AAIW
Queenstown Warden's Court more detail…


The Queenstown Warden's Court was responsible for the administration of gold fields in the Wakatipu region of the Otago Mining District.



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DAAC
Dunedin High Court more detail…


The role of the Dunedin High Court was to try the more serious criminal and civil cases, to administer the probating of wills, the hearing of divorce cases and bankruptcy cases as well as a number of other duties including maintaining criminal registers, miscellaneous registers, Writs of Sale and Chattels.



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DABP
Oamaru District Court more detail…


The Oamaru District (formerly Magistrate's) Court had a combined civil and criminal jurisdiction. Family Court and Youth Court hearings, civil actions, criminal and traffic offences constituted the business undertaken by the Oamaru District Court.



In 2013, as a result of  the Courts restructuring and earthquake strengthening of buildings, the Oamaru District Court became a hearing court only. The Registry functions were taken over by Timaru District Court.



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DADS
District Court of Timaru and Oamaru more detail…

The District Court of Timaru was established in 1870, and extended in 1872 to include the Oamaru District.  It could hear civil matters, criminal trials for some offences, and administrative matters such as Probate/Administration of Estates and bankruptcies. The court was abolished in 1909.


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DACU
Hampden Magistrate's Court more detail…

The Hampden Magistrate's Court had a combined civil and criminal jurisdiction. The Magistrate's Court constituted the lowest rung on the New Zealand court hierarchy.


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DACW
Palmerston Magistrate's Court more detail…

The Palmerston Magistrate's Court had a combined civil and criminal jurisdiction. The Magistrate's Court constituted the lowest rung on the New Zealand court hierarchy.


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DACX
Palmerston Police Station more detail…
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DAHX
Dunedin Land Sales Court more detail…

The Dunedin Land Sales Court had the dual responsibility of providing machinery for the compulsory acquisition of land for settlement of discharged servicemen and for the control of sales and leases of land in Otago.


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DAHY
Dunedin Land Valuation Court more detail…

The Dunedin Land Valuation Court was responsible for administering claims for compensation under various land acts, applications for sale or lease of land, and appeals or objections against land valuations.


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DADR
Dunedin Court of Review more detail…

The Dunedin Court of Review was set up to take over the function of the Supreme Court in cases of mortgage relief for the Dunedin region.  It could also issue general directions to the Adjustment Commissions, and exercise any power or function of the commissions.


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DACM
Balclutha District Court more detail…

Magistrate's/District Courts were the lowest rung on the New Zealand court hierarchy. Magistrate's/District Courts dealt with minor criminal cases and civil suits.



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Version Number: 30
Date Approved: 12/03/2019