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Quo Warranto Briefs

Public Record Office Victoria
Supreme Court of Victoria (Owned by, Has creator )
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Quo Warrant briefs relate to inquiries into the basis of the authority by which a person exercised a franchise or an office. They may be used against those who may be deemed to claim or usurp an office unlawfully. This writ is able to be brought by both the Crown and a person.

This series consists of the applications for writs of Quo Warranto brought in the Supreme Court . Files may include the Writ of Quo Warranto or the Information filed with the Court, affidavits in support of the application, recognizances to appear, Rules Nisi and Rules Absolute brought down by the Court and orders for Costs. Many of the Quo Warranto briefs in this series are to do with individuals believed to be wrongfully occupying and exercising the functions of municipal councillors or elected members of District Roads Boards.

Created: 1860 to 1920

Data time period: 1860 to 1920

Data time period: Series date range : ? - continuing
Series in custody date range : 1860 - 1920
Contents in custody date range : 1860 - 1920

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  • Local : VPRS 276