Cap. LXXXIII. An Act to Provide for the Administration of Justice in New South Wales and Van Diemen's Land…. PARLIAMENT OF GREAT BRITAIN.

An Act to Provide for the Administration of Justice in New South Wales and Van Diemen's Land…
Cap. LXXXIII. An Act to Provide for the Administration of Justice in New South Wales and Van Diemen's Land…

London: George Eyre and Andrew Strahan, 25 July 1828.

Folio, pp. [925]-942pp., armorial letterhead, fine.

Pivotal document in Australian legal history

'A statute of the highest importance to students of Australian law and constitutional development' (Ferguson). This Act covers a wide range of fundamental issues regarding the structure of the Supreme Courts in the colonies of New South Wales and Van Diemen's Land, and the power of the Governor in relation to a range of legal matters.

'A statute of the highest importance to students of Australian law and constitutional development' (Ferguson). This Act covers a wide range of fundamental issues regarding the structure of the Supreme Courts in the colonies of New South Wales and Van Diemen's Land, and the power of the Governor in relation to a range of legal matters.

Matters of significance here enacted include: jurisdiction of the Supreme Court; appointment of judges by the Crown (and temporary appointments by the Governor in the event of death or absence of any one judge); admission of evidence in criminal trials from any person; ecclesiastical jurisdiction of the Supreme Court; the role of the Governor in authorizing juries; remission of sentences by the Governor and the status of general convict pardons.

Ferguson 1197.

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