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Supreme Court 1824 – 1828

May 1824 was a significant month in the evolution of the administration of justice in Van Diemen’s Land. After 20 years of being a dependency of the colony of New South Wales, the first step towards independence was about to … Continue reading

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Law of Outlawry

In English law an outlaw was someone who had literally been put outside the protection of the law. Outlawry normally occurred because of a criminal or civil action, although the process could occasionally begin with a petition in parliament. Criminal … Continue reading

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