Legal Info

Courts | Dramatis Personae | Links | Ordinances | Legal Terms of the Time

Courts: The Courts page contains information on date, location and judge for the following courts: the Supreme Court, Court of Appeal, Court of Quarter Sessions, Court of Petty Sessions, Court of Requests and the County Court.

Dramatis Personae: The Dramatis Personae page contains biographical details for the following positions: Supreme Court Judges, Supreme Court Registrars, Chief Justices, Colonial Secretaries, Attornies-General, Minor Court appointments, Native Land Court Judges, Police Magistrates, Protectors of Aborigines and an index of Barristers in the colony.

Links: The Links page provides a series of links to other case law projects and repositories of primary source material.

Ordinances: The Ordinance page provides a list of relevant ordinances and acts in New Zealand during the 1840s and 1850s.

Legal Terms of the Time: This section provides a link to the criminal definitions published by the Proceedings of the Old Bailey, 1674-1913, website. From the homepage, select the link entitled "About the Proceedings" and then select "Crime, Justice and Punishment" and finally select "Crimes tried at the Old Bailey".


The Banner Image is taken from C.W. Richmond Judge's Notebooks, Vol.1-3, 1864-1873, MSS R532,
J.C. Beaglehole Room, Victoria University of Wellington