Cover image for Fingal Lower Courts
Agency:
Fingal Lower Courts
Agency Number:
Start Date:
01 Jan 1842
End Date:
17 Jul 1989
Description:
The administration of justice in minor civil and criminal matters in the district of Fingal. The local magistrate/Justices also presided over hearings in the Licensing and Childrens Courts.
By 1989 with the establishment of the Magistrates Court of Tasmania, there were only four local courts remaining, Burnie, Devonport, Launceston & Hobart. Some rural areas were serviced by the Local Court on Circuit from one of these four courts.
Administrative responsibility for Fingal Lower Court is held by Launceston Lower Courts~
Information Sources:
Website Department of Justice 2006;;Records Section Department of Justice 2006
Controlling Agencies:
Magistracy and Lower Courts Administration Branch (TA1032)01 Jan 186017 Jul 1989