Tag Archives: John Lewes Pedder

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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Third Charter of Justice establishes a Supreme Court in Van Diemen’s Land

One of the major recommendations of the Bigge Reports  was the need for Van Diemen’s Land to have its own court system. The 1823 Act for the Administration of Justice in New South Wales and Van Diemen’s Land established Supreme … Continue reading

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