Cover image for Portland Lower Courts
Agency:
Portland Lower Courts
Agency Number:
Start Date:
01 Jan 1885
End Date:
17 Jul 1989
Description:
The administration of justice in minor civil and criminal matters in the district of Portland. The local magistrate/Justices also heard cases in the Licensing Court.

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.
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