Agency Details

Click on the series title to view series details.
Agency ID1374
TitleMagistrates Court, Wynnum
Agency TypeMagistrates Court
Start Date 3/4/1922
End Date Current
Date NotesN/A
Abstract

The Magistrates Court is the local court where all criminal and many civil cases first enter the court system.

Go to Description...

Series

Series IDTitleFromTo
4604Judgment Books 1/1/1922 31/3/1987
8156Minute Books 3/4/1922 24/3/1953
8154Bailiff's Summons Books [Wynnum] 3/4/1922 30/10/1958
4837Debt Attachment Books 1/6/1922 4/11/1988
4606Plaint Books [Magistrates Court, Wynnum] 2/1/1923 28/2/1986
4608Execution Books 1/1/1924 29/9/1989
8155Bailiff's Warrant of Execution Book [Wynnum] 1/1/1928 31/12/1957
4880Farmers' Assistance Registers 3/12/1936 6/11/1940
4605Index to Plaint Books [Magistrates Court, Wynnum] 1/1/1937 31/12/1979
4847Australian Register of Judgments 13/2/1939 13/5/1977
4829Foreign Execution Re-Issue Books 1/1/1943 26/6/1973
4609Bench Record and Summons Books [Court of Petty Sessions/Magistrates Court, Wynnum] 1/1/1965 26/2/1968
4879Record of Applications [Wynnum] 1/1/1965 2/6/1970
4610Index to Bench Record and Summons Books [Court of Petty Sessions/Magistrates Court, Wynnum] 1/1/1965 31/12/1971
4836Police Charge Bench Books 1/1/1965 31/12/1971
4857Register of Liquor Licences [South Brisbane, Wynnum] 1/1/1965 31/12/1973
4839Register of Maintenance Orders 1/1/1965 30/6/1976
4844Index to Charge Sheets 1/3/1968 31/12/1971
4851Register of Auctioneers' Licence Applications [Wynnum] 15/10/1968 20/4/1970
4885Register of Interstate and Overseas Maintenance Orders 6/10/1970 12/12/1975
4838Registers of Summons and Arrest Cases - Magistrates Court, Wynnum 1/1/1972 31/3/1981
4849Bench Record Book (Applications) [Wynnum] 14/1/1972 17/7/1990
4888Record of Proceedings, Family Law Act 29/1/1976 16/6/1983
4831Foreign Oral Examinations Index 1/7/1976 31/12/1981
4889Family Law Registrations Register 14/10/1976 29/5/1979
  Back to Top

Controlling Agencies

Agency IDTitleFromTo
19Department of Justice (I) 3/4/1922 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
  Back to Top

Controlled Agencies

Details of controlled agencies do not exist or are unavailable.
  Back to Top

Previous Agencies

Subsequent Agencies

Details of subsequent agencies do not exist or are unavailable.
  Back to Top

Related Agencies

Details of related agencies do not exist or are unavailable.
  Back to Top

Finding Aids

This agency has no finding aids.
  Back to Top
Publication Notes
This agency has no publication notes.
  Back to Top

Remarks

Information Sources

Small Debts Courts Acts 1867-1894
Justices Act 1886
Justices Act Amendment Act 1964
Penberthy Fry, T., Australian Courts and Administrative Tribunals, University of Queensland, 1946
Back to Top

Legislation

Establishing Magistrates Courts Act 1921
Queensland Government Gazette 1922, Vol CXVIII, No 99, p. 999
Abolishing N/A
Administered N/A
Back to Top
Description
Establishment:

Under the Magistrates Courts Act 1921, from 3 April 1922 onwards: all small debts courts established under the Small Debts Courts Acts 1867-1894 were deemed to be magistrates courts, all officers of small debts courts were deemed to be officers of magistrates courts. Under this legislation, from 3 April 1922 the Small Debts Court, Wynnum was deemed to be the Magistrates Court, Wynnum.

Under the Justices Act Amendment Act 1964, from 1 January 1965 onwards: all courts of petty sessions districts were deemed to be magistrates courts districts, all places previously appointed for the holding of courts of petty sessions were deemed to be places for the holding of magistrates courts, all clerks of petty sessions were deemed to be registrars of magistrates courts. Under this legislation, from 1 January 1965 onwards, the Court of Petty Sessions, Wynnum was deemed to be the Magistrates Court, Wynnum.

Functions:

Under the Magistrates Courts Act 1921, magistrates courts inherited the civil functions of small debts courts. With the abolition of district courts by this same Act, their jurisdiction increased to claims of 200 or less in the following civil actions: personal actions, actions for the unliquidated balance of a partnership account, actions for a distributive share under an intestacy or for a legacy under a will, equity suits for recovery of money or damages, actions for replevin concerning distress for rent, summary actions for ejectment between lessors and lessees, and complaints for maintenance.

Under the Justices Act Amendment Act 1964, magistrates courts inherited the petty criminal jurisdiction of courts of petty sessions. Petty criminal jurisdiction is a complicated matter of law involving numerous Commonwealth and State statutes but can be briefly described as jurisdiction over summary trials of simple offences and committal proceedings for indictable offences sent to the Supreme Court.
Back to Top

Preferred Citation

Queensland State Archives Agency ID1374, Magistrates Court, Wynnum
Back to Top
Last updated 9 September 2016
Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia (CC BY 3.0) ( http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/au/ )
Feedback
Share :

Is your feedback about:


Page feedback

How satisfied are you with your experience today?*












Comments*

Feedback on government services, departments and staff

Please use our complaints and compliments form

>