Cover image for Queenstown Lower Courts
Agency:
Queenstown Lower Courts
Agency Number:
Start Date:
01 Jan 1897
End Date:
17 Jul 1989
Description:
The administration of justice in minor civil and criminal matters in the district of Queenstown. The local magistrate/Justices also presided over cases in the Childrens and 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.
Administrative responsibility for Queenstown Lower Courts is held by Burnie 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