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Title Years
Maintenance Guard Books - Pahiatua Maintenance Order Adoptions CW [Child Welfare] Act Orders (R22360622) 1908 - 1944

Item ID Agency Series Accession Record group Box / Item Sep Record no. Part Alternative no. Record type
R22360622 AAOY W3298 783 / 1 Text


ACCESSION period responsible
Palmerston North District and High Court records. more detail…
1879 - 1982

Palmerston North High Court more detail…

The role of the Palmerston North High Court, previously known as the Supreme 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. Other court business included the administration of:

  • Writs of Sale

  • Chattels and other loan agreements

  • Taxation registration

  • Mortgage sales and property ratings

  • Offenders legal aid

  • Land valuation proceedings

  • Other miscellaneous court business including companies winding up, aged and infirm persons, matrimonal property applications, changes of name by deed poll, criminal and civil appeals, domestic appeals, and applications by solicitors for admission to the bar. This business was also known as agency cases.

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Archives New Zealand, National Office, Wellington
10 Mulgrave Street
Wellington 6011

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Version Number: 25
Date Approved: 23/08/2019