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Series ID6226
Previous System LocationJUS/S1-JUS/S29; PRV9203; SRS6226
TitleRegisters of Criminal Depositions Received
Parent Series
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Start Date 22/6/1861
End Date 18/12/1970
Date Statement N/A
Date Notes N/A

Registers of persons committed for trial in criminal courts

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Items Total Items: 45
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Departmental Numbers1/1891 - 111/1970
System of Arrangement Chronological by date depositions received (except for the register 1861 - 1865, by committal date); numerical from 1891, mostly by annual running number. Each register (except for that of 1861 - 1865) contains an alphabetical index by name of accused, usually in the front of the register (some are separate booklets which may be in the back)
How To Use Series Consult the index for the year, name and register page number. Locate the page in the register and note the court place and trial date. Proceed to the series of depositions for that place or relevant court district. Search the item list for the year and number. Request the item. (Sometimes the numbers do not match the deposition file numbers, so it may be necessary to search the files of the year required or previous and subsequent years).


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Agency IDTitleFromTo
730Crown Solicitor's Office I 22/6/1861 11/4/1922
147Solicitor General's Office I 11/4/1922 22/4/1925
8781Crown Solicitor's Office II 22/4/1925 5/8/1937
7339Solicitor General's Office II 5/8/1937 18/12/1970
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Access Category30 Years
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Agency ID: 8620
Department of Justice and Attorney-General (II)
Restriction DetailsN/A
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This series consists of registers of criminal depositions received by the Crown Solicitor's Office, later Solicitor General's Office . Each double-page of the three registers 1861 - 30 May 1887 is headed "depositions etc received", but from 1 June 1887 the registers contain the heading (with some variations over time) "list of persons committed for trial or sentence at the several criminal courts of the state, together with statement of the result of the trial during the year...". Under this heading, entry details also vary over time but usually include: number, name of accused, offence for which committed, committing magistrate and bench, place of trial, when, court, witnesses, bail, depositions when received, despatched to, when, judge, verdict, sentence and date of sentence or discharge, and remarks. Adjournments are included while applications for leave to appeal are noted in red.

The Courts are the Supreme Court, and Circuit Courts and District Courts in various places throughout the state.

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Queensland State Archives Series ID 6226, Registers of Criminal Depositions Received
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Last updated 9 September 2016
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