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Series ID5161
Previous System LocationA/28762-A/28765; RSI2259/1; SRS5161
TitlePlaint Books [Small Debts Court/Magistrates Court, Springsure]
Parent Series
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Start Date 12/1/1885
End Date 19/9/1989
Date Statement N/A
Date Notes N/A

Civil case books, Springsure

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Items Total Items: 6
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Departmental Numbers1/1885-12/[19]89
System of Arrangement Chronological by date of receipt of plaint and then by plaint number.

Indexes (where included) are arranged alphabetically by defendant and sequentially by plaint number.
How To Use Series Where an Index is available, obtain the plaint number from the Index to trace the case in the Plaint Book.

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Agency IDTitleFromTo
2472Small Debts Court, Springsure 12/1/1885 3/4/1922
2338Magistrates Court, Springsure 3/4/1922 19/9/1989
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Access Category0 Years
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Agency Now Responsible
Agency ID: 10841
Director of Courts Office, Magistrates Branch
Restriction DetailsN/A
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Series IDTitleFromTo
5290Indexes to Plaint Books [Magistrates Court, Springsure] 1/1/1961 19/9/1989
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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.
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Queensland State Archives Series ID 5161, Plaint Books [Small Debts Court/Magistrates Court, Springsure]
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Last updated 9 September 2016
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