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Series ID540
Previous System LocationA/20857 - A/20860. RSI1046; RSI15186.; SRS540
TitleRegisters of Miscellaneous Files [Proceedings Commenced Otherwise Than by Writ] - Supreme Court, Brisbane
Parent Series
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Start Date Circa 1/1/1857
End Date Circa 31/12/1991
Date Statement N/A
Date Notes N/A

Miscellaneous registers - Supreme Court, Southern District, Brisbane

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Items Total Items: 40
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System of Arrangement Items 512041-4: These registers relate only to Miscellaneous Files. The first volume is an index only, providing file number and name. Volumes 2-4 are chronological registers that include an index at the front. The other volumes relate to Originating Summonses, Miscellaneous Files and other series; entries are alphabetical.
Departmental numbers: from 1857 to 1883 file numbers are 1-694; from June 1883 to December 1896 file numbers are 1-1798; from 1897 onwards there are annual running file numbers.
How To Use Series Researchers of any series of civil files may find these registers useful. To begin a search, the researcher should know the full name of the person who lodged the application (ie. petition, motion, deed poll, originating summons, etc.), as well as the year. Within the register/index for that year locate the person's surname and note the file number. To locate the files consult the appropriate controlled series.

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Agency IDTitleFromTo
1163Supreme Court, Moreton Bay 1/4/1857 10/12/1859
4628Supreme Court of Queensland 10/12/1859 30/6/1874
191Supreme Court, Southern District, Brisbane 30/6/1874 31/12/1991
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Access Category0 Years
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Agency ID: 4628
Supreme Court of Queensland
Restriction DetailsN/A
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Controlled Series

Series IDTitleFromTo
5750Miscellaneous Files (proceedings started otherwise than by Writ) Supreme Court, Brisbane 15/4/1857 31/12/1991
5753Originating Summonses (Supreme Court Brisbane) 1/1/1901 31/12/1989
18030Motions 1/1/1901 31/12/1991
18029Orders to Show Cause (Supreme Court Brisbane) 1/1/1901 31/12/1991
18031Petitions 1/1/1905 31/12/1985
17980Applications for Winding Up Companies 1/1/1985 1/1/1991
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This series consists of indexed registers [colloquially called "Miscellaneous Registers"] to various series including Proceedings Commenced at the Supreme Court otherwise than by Writ (Miscellaneous files). The series indexed includes appeals, originating summons, petitions, orders to show cause, miscellaneous files, etc.

For each entry the following details are included: file number, description of originating matter (eg. motion, originating summons, petition, deed poll, miscellaneous or appeal, order to show cause), and name and nature of the application.

Note: Originating Summonses Files 1/1961 to 298/1961 were destroyed by fire.
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Queensland State Archives Series ID 540, Registers of Miscellaneous Files [Proceedings Commenced Otherwise Than by Writ] - Supreme Court, Brisbane
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Last updated 9 September 2016
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