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Agency ID2122
TitleCircuit Court, Stanthorpe
Agency TypeSupreme Court
Start Date 24/10/1922
End Date 10/4/1959
Date NotesN/A

Circuit Courts were the Supreme Court on circuit in towns other than those where judges resided

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Information Sources

Queensland Government Gazette 1922, vol. CXVIII, no. 193, p. 1646
Queensland Government Gazette 1959, vol. CC, no. 95, p. 1846
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Establishing N/A
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Administered Supreme Court Act 1921
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Following the abolition of District Courts under the "Supreme Court Act 1921", the number of Circuit Courts was increased and the first criminal and civil sittings of the Circuit Court, Stanthorpe were gazetted to be held on 24 October 1922.

The jurisdiction of Circuit Courts was both civil and criminal, and the Judges were deemed to be Supreme Court judges on circuit, and not a separate inferior court to the Supreme Court. Under the "Supreme Court Act of 1921", and subsequent acts, the Supreme Court has criminal jurisdiction in the most serious criminal offences and civil jurisdiction in cases involving large sums of money.

The Circuit Court, Stanthorpe was within the boundaries of the Supreme Court, Southern District with the judge residing in Brisbane and travelling on circuit to Stanthorpe.

With the re-establishment of District Courts in 1959, the number of Circuit Courts was reduced and the Circuit Court, Stanthorpe was abolished on 10 April 1959 and the resitry transferred to Toowoomba.
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Queensland State Archives Agency ID2122, Circuit Court, Stanthorpe
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Last updated 9 September 2016
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