ISBN 1 876613 11 4
An index to the Queensland Supreme Court, Southern District, Brisbane, series SCT/CJ covering the period 1901 to 1906 (SCT/CJ1 - SCT/CJ36) which is held at the Queensland State Archives - a total of 4,194 entries.
This series of Court records contains documents referring to Originating Matters that are heard in 'Chambers' (which means that the proceedings are not open to the public) rather than in Open Court. It includes matters where the principal question is the construction of an Act, statutory instrument, deed, will, or other document, or some other question of law, and where there is unlikely to be any substantial dispute of fact (Supreme Court definition, 1994). Some of the matters that can be included are: summons for maintenance, application for custody, summons to commence action, protection orders, Court of Criminal Appeal summons, applications for bail, insanity, and intestacy matters, appeals from District Courts, matters relating to deed polls, mercantile securities and deceased persons estates.
The index lists: Surname, Christian name/s, Title, Date of Summons, Residence of person named, Occupation of person named, Notes, Age of person named, Source of record and Folio number. Where the widow of the person named in the summons has remarried, there are two entries — one under the original married name and on under the new married name.
The notes include (where known) dates of birth, death and marriage, relationship to the person named in the summons; type of record, eg application for bail, bill of costs, bill of sale, civil and criminal proceedings, divorce, land sale, liquidation, mortgage; type of person named, eg beneficiary of will, creditor, defendant, executor, lunatic, mortgagor, mortgagee, plaintiff, trustee, witness. Originals or copies of birth, death and marriage certificates are often included in the summons papers.