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Agency:
Wynyard Lower Courts
Agency Number:
Start Date:
01 Jan 1867
End Date:
17 Jul 1989
Description:
The administration of justice in minor civil and criminal matters in the district of Wynyard. The local magistrate/Justices also presided over cases in the Childrens and Licensing Courts and heard appeals under the Assessment Act.~
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