Series VPRS 473
Commissions Appointing Commissioners for Taking Affidavits
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Date Range: Series ? 1852 - cont
  Series in Custody 1871 - 1953
  Contents 1871 - 1953
Public Access: Open
Location: North Melbourne
Format of Records: Physical
 
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1852 - cont Supreme Court of Victoria VA 2549
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  • How to use the Records
    Step 1
    For information regarding specific Commissions, consult VPRS 5378 Index to Commissioners for Taking Affidavits to obtain the number of the Commission.

    Step 2
    Refer to the consignment details for this series and identify the unit containing the file with that number.

  • Function / Content
    Commissioners of the Supreme Court were appointed by the Chief Justice for the taking of affidavits in Victoria, interstate and overseas. The duration of the Commission and the extent of the jurisdiction was defined in the Commission. Many of the Commissions were applicable only whilst the holder resided in a particular district or was the holder of a specific office such as Clerk of the Court or officer in charge of a police station. Commissions were also issued to practising barristers and solicitors, municipal officials and other local persons of good character and community standing.
    This series consists of documentation relating to the granting of Commissions by the Chief Justice. Files may contain the application by the individual to the Court, correspondence acknowledging the receipt of the Commission and a copy of the Commission defining the terms of appointment.

  • Recordkeeping System
    Commissions are arranged in numerical order. A consecutive number was allocated at the time of issue of the Commission and registered in VPRS 5378 Index to Commissioners for Taking Affidavits.

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1866 - cont Index To Commissioners For Taking Affidavits VPRS 5378
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Consignment Number Contents Date Range Public Access No. of Units
P0000 1871 - 1953 Open 41
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