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Agency ID10581
TitleCoroner's Court, Mount Isa
Agency TypeMagistrates Court
Start Date 1/1/1931
End Date Current
Date NotesN/A

Hears inquiries into deaths in unusual circumstances, fires and explosions

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Series IDTitleFromTo
5311Bench Record and Summons Books 20/11/1924 11/5/1979
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Controlling Agencies

Agency IDTitleFromTo
19Department of Justice (I) 1/1/1931 7/12/1989
33Department of Justice and Corrective Services 7/12/1989 11/4/1991
100Department of Justice (II) 11/4/1991 24/9/1992
34Department of Justice and Attorney-General 24/9/1992 26/2/1996
120Department of Justice (III) 26/2/1996 29/6/1998
8620Department of Justice and Attorney-General (II) 29/6/1998 Current
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Related Agencies

Agency IDTitleRelationship
7038Court of Petty Sessions, Mount IsaMagistrates Court
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Information Sources

Inquests on Fires Act 1863
Inquests of Deaths Act 1866
Blue Book of Queensland 1866, p.38
Inquests of Deaths Act 1893
Queensland Government Gazette 1930, Vol CXXXV, No.228, p.3006
Queensland Government Gazette 1991, Vol CCXCVII, No.64, p.968
Australian Courts and Administrative Tribunals, Thomas Fry, University of Queensland, 1946, pp.121-122.

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Establishing N/A
Abolishing N/A
Administered Coroners Act 1930
Coroners Act 1958
Coroners Act 2003
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"The Inquests of Deaths Act of 1866" abolished juries determining inquests and instead empowered Justices of the Peace to act as Coroners and hold inquests. "The Coroners Act of 1930" consolidated inquest legislation and established Coroner's jurisdiction within each petty sessions district constituted under the "Justices Acts 1886 to 1929". Under this legislation, a Coroner's Court could be constituted by a police magistrate, or in petty sessions districts where no police magistrate had been appointed, by a clerk of petty sessions.

The Court of Petty Sessions, Mount Isa was proclaimed by the Governor in Council on 30 September1924, and inquiries were constituted by that court until the "Coroners Act of 1930".

The Coroner's Court has jurisdiction to inquire into the manner and cause of death of any persons killed, drowned, who died of unknown causes, who died under suspicious circumstances, who had not been granted certificates of death by medical practitioners, who died in prisons, asylums or other institutions and who were unattended by medical practitioners three months prior to death. Coroners are also granted jurisdiction to inquire into the circumstances of fires and the circumstances surrounding missing persons.

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Preferred Citation

Queensland State Archives Agency ID10581, Coroner's Court, Mount Isa
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Last updated 9 September 2016
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