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District Court of Timaru & Oamaru, Oamaru, In Bankruptcy, Minutes of Proceedings [indexed] (R8828324) 1872 - 1880

Item ID Agency Series Accession Record group Box / Item Sep Record no. Part Alternative no. Record type
R8828324 CAHX 12500 CH942 4 / d Text



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12500
Timaru and Oamaru Early District Court Oamaru Bankruptcy Registers more detail…


The 19th century District Courts had jurisdiction in cases of a civil nature, including bankruptcies. The registers in this series were used by the Timaru and Oamaru District Court to record each Oamaru case, and included case notes and other details.


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1872? - 1909?

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Christchurch High Court more detail…

The Christchurch High Court had civil and criminal jurisdiction in its local area, with the judges travelling to outlying areas.


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Timaru Court Office more detail…


A Resident Magistrate's office was established in Timaru by 1857, and by the 1860s a Supreme Court judge was visiting on circuit from Christchurch. A District Court was established in Timaru in 1870 and dealt with matters intemediate between the Magistrate's Court and Supreme Court jurisdictions, until a Supreme Court registry was established in Timaru, circa 1908. The court office was also home to other government functions over the years.



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Version Number: 11
Date Approved: 04/11/2019