South Australian Local Justices' Manual 1871


Cat No.:   AU5025:

No of pages in original: 928pp

Year published: (1871)

Author/Compiler: Daly, J.G.


Society as a whole needs laws and regulations for good management and order. Early South Australia was no exception. Police officers, law courts, and judges all play their part as South Australia became a destination for many thousands of emigrants from all corners of the globe.

As with the law today, there were rules regarding the 'administration of justice' back in the 1800s. This manual is just one example. Published in 1871, it was a guide for the courts as to what the laws and acts of the day were, together with the sentences and offences, as well as other law court duties.

Divided into four sections, part 1 is titled 'Summary Convictions and Orders', part 2 'Miscellaneous Duties of Justices', part 3 'indictable Offences', and part 4 'General Matters'. Part of the appendix contains details of actual court cases which cover a range of topics.

This is a useful guide for law historians, or for those wishing to know more about the early laws in South Australia.

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