These books record actions brought by plaint in the Small Debts Court and subsequently the Magistrates Court at Springsure. Actions include payment or recovery of money for goods and services, hospital treatment, arrears of rates and income tax, rent, etc.
Details recorded include: date and plaint number, date of hearing, names of plaintiff and defendant, cause of action, amount claimed, court, attorney's and bailiff's fees, defence when filed, judgment and costs, date of judgment, justice/magistrate, number of judgement, court fees, receipt number, date of issue of execution, amount received and remarks. The format of items in this series varies with successive amendments to the Rules under the Magistrates Court Act.
SRS5161/1/1 consists of both Small Debts Court and Magistrates Court plaints. SRS5161/1/3 includes a transcription of entries for 1924 and 1925 (part only) from SRS5161/1/1-2.
SRS5161/1/2-3 include index books fixed within the front cover of these volumes. SRS5161/1/4 is partly indexed to 1947 by the index included in SRS5161/1/3. These indexes list names of defendant and plaintiff and plaint number. SRS5161/2/1 is partly indexed by SRS5290/1/1-2. SRS5161/2/2 is indexed by SRS5290/1/1-2.