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Agency ID10643
TitleDistrict Court, Maryborough 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

Series IDTitleFromTo
5524Plaints 19/3/1959 31/12/1990
5519Plaint Books [District Court, Maryborough] 28/5/1959 24/12/1990
8274Indictments, Depositions and Related Papers in Criminal Sittings [District Court, Maryborough] 1/9/1959 30/11/1973
5516Indexes to Plaints 1/1/1969 31/12/1988
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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 29/6/1996
8620Department of Justice and Attorney-General (II) 29/6/1998 Current
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Remarks

Information Sources

Queensland Government Gazette 1959, Vol. CC, No. 84, p. 1743
Queensland Government Gazette, 1959, Vol CC, No. 95, p. 1848.
District Court Act 1958
District Court of Queensland Act 1967
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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 Regualtion 2005
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Description
ESTABLISHMENT:
Under the "District Courts Act 1958", District Courts were reintroduced in 1959 after abolition under the "Supreme Court Act 1921". Maryborough 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 holds criminal jurisdiction generally for cases where the maximum term of imprisonment is less than 14 years, and civil jurisdiction where a dispute involves an amount over $50,000 but less than $250,000. Appeals my be heard from the Magistrates Courts while appeals from the District Court are to the Court of Appeal of the Supreme Court. The Children's Court of Queensland is a District Court and the Planning and Environment Court is also part of the District Court.

Between 1922 and 1959, the Supreme Court took on some functions of the District Courts during this interim period.

ADMINISTRATIVE STRUCTURE:
Under the District Court Regulation 2005, the District Court, Maryborough district covers the Magistrates Court, Maryborough district.
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Preferred Citation

Queensland State Archives Agency ID10643, District Court, Maryborough II
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Last updated 9 September 2016
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