Series VPRS 13033
Company Application Files
About this Series Related Series Accessing the records in this Series
Date Range: Series By 1936 - cont
  Series in Custody 1948 - 1989
  Contents 1948 - 1989
Public Access: Open
Location: North Melbourne
Format of Records: Physical
 
Agency which created this SeriesAgency which created this Series
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Date Range Agency Title Agency Number
1936 - cont Supreme Court of Victoria VA 2549
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1936 - cont Supreme Court of Victoria VA 2549
Description of this SeriesDescription of this Series
  • How to use the Records
    Browse or search the records details for company names of interest.

    The cases in this series are Company Applications. The files are arranged in numerical order by application or case number.

    Researchers should not that this series does not contain Miscellaneous Applications. The Miscellaneous Applications are contained in VPRS,12024 and 13032.

    researchers can also obtain a case number using VPRS 5497 Index to Company Cases.

    Once the case number is known refer to the records details for this series to identify the unit containing the case file in which you are interested.

  • Function / Content
    Papers identified as being Company Papers involve matters relating to Supreme Court applications made under the Companies Act.

    From 1841 to 1852, all Victorian Supreme Court cases were handled by the New South Wales Supreme Court, Port Phillip District, under the Act for Further Amendment of the Law, and for the Better Advancement of Justice 5 Vic., No.9 (1841). It provided that the resident judge of the Port Phillip District should have exclusive jurisdiction to deal with civil and criminal cases. The Supreme Court had the same jurisdiction as that of the Lord High Chancellor in equity. With the creation of the Supreme Court of Victoria (Act 15 Vic., No.10 (1852)) the Master in Equity became a recognised officer in the Court in Victoria. In 1883, by the Supreme Court (Judicature) Act, the English legislation providing for the concurrent jurisdiction of law and equity came to apply in Victoria where previously the court was notionally divided into a court of law and a court of equity. The 1883 Act was later repealed, and was re-enacted with considerable procedural amendments by the Supreme Court Act 1890.

    The Master in Equity was responsible for the administration of the Supreme Court in Equity as well as holding various other positions. In 1883 under the Judicature Act the position of Prothonotary of the Supreme Court (VA 433) was established to relieve the Master in Equity of the administration of matters not related to Equity. The Prothonotary later assumed responsibility for the Equity functions of the Master in Equity.

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    All Company applications made prior to 1936 are contained in VPRS 12024, Miscellaneous and Company Applications Files.

  • Recordkeeping System
    These files are arranged in numerical order by application or case number. As part of the recordkeeping system an index to company application files was created. For index, refer to VPRS 5497.

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Indexes and RegistersIndexes and Registers
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1936 - 1989 Index to Company Cases VPRS 5497
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Previous SeriesPrevious Series
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0 - 1936 Companies and Miscellaneous Applications Files VPRS 12024
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Consignment Number Contents Date Range Public Access No. of Units
P0001 1969 - 1983 Open 369
P0002 1984 - 1989 Open 399
P0003 1957 - 1984 Open 8
P0004 1948 - 1984 Open 83
Indexes and RegistersIndexes and Registers
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1936 - 1989 Index to Company Cases VPRS 5497
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