The notebooks contained the Judge's notes made during proceedings at both the Roxburgh Warden's and Magistrate's Courts.
The Roxburgh Warden's Court was responsible for the administration of gold mining on the Mt Benger Goldfields.
The Roxburgh Magistrate's Court was previously the Resident Magistrate's Court. The Resident Magistrate for Roxburgh was appointed in 1862. Magistrate's Courts dealt with minor criminal cases and civil suits.
The District and Magistrate's Court had a combined civil and criminal jurisdiction. The District and Magistrate's Courts were the lowest rung on the New Zealand court hierarchy.
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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