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Agency ID10582
TitleDistrict Court, Cloncurry II
Agency TypeDistrict Court
Start Date 19/3/1959
End Date Current
Date NotesJudges' notebooks for this period are listed in Series 18553.
Abstract

District Courts deal with serious indictable offences and civil disputes.

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Series

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Controlling Agencies

Agency IDTitleFromTo
19Department of Justice (I) 19/3/1959 7/12/1989
33Department of Justice and Corrective Services 8/12/1989 11/4/1991
100Department of Justice (II) 12/4/1991 24/9/1992
34Department of Justice and Attorney-General 25/9/1992 26/2/1996
120Department of Justice (III) 27/2/1996 29/6/1998
8620Department of Justice and Attorney-General (II) 29/6/1998 Current
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Previous Agencies

Agency IDTitle
10598Circuit Court, Cloncurry
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Remarks

Information Sources

Queensland Government Gazette 1959, Vol. CC, No. 84, p. 1703
Queensland Government Gazette 1959, Vol. CC, No., 95, p. 1848
Queensland Government Gazette 1961, Vol CCVI, No.152, p.2314


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Legislation

Establishing District Courts Act 1958
Abolishing N/A
Administered District Courts Act 1958
District Court of Queensland Act 1967
District Court Regulation 1993
District Court Regulation 2005
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Description
ESTABLISHMENT:
District Courts were originally established by "The District Court Act of 1858" with the Governor-in-Council empowered to appoint districts. A District Court, Cloncurry was established on 24 July 1889. District Court jurisdiction continued until 1922 when, under the "Supreme Court Act 1921", District Courts were abolished. However, in 1959 District Courts were reintroduced, and Cloncurry was proclaimed a place to hold a District Court on19 March 1959, and a District Court judge was assigned on 2 April 1959.

FUNCTIONS:
Under the District Court of Queensland Act 1967, the District Court generally holds criminal jurisdiction for cases where the maximum term of imprisonment does not exceed 14 years; civil jurisdicion concerning claims between $50,000 and $250,000; hears appeals from Magistrates Courts. Appeals from the District Court may be made to the Court of Appeal.

The Childrens Court of Queensland, and the Planning and Environment Court are District Courts.

ADMINISTRATIVE STRUCTURE:
Under the District Court Regulation 1993 and 2005, the district of the District Court, Cloncurry comprises the Magistrates Court district of Cloncurry.
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Preferred Citation

Queensland State Archives Agency ID10582, District Court, Cloncurry II
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Last updated 9 September 2016
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