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South Australia, Australia
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Location of South Australia, Australia
Record Description
Record Type Court
Collection years 1802-1959
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What is in This Collection?

This collection contains records from the Insolvency Court, Adelaide, South Australia.

From the South Australia Attorney-General's Department:

"Insolvency, or bankruptcy, was handled through the Insolvency Court. Procedure varied considerably over time and from case to case. The Supreme Court of South Australia was established as a Court of Insolvency in 1841.
"The Insolvency Court heard and adjudicated matters when an individual became financially insolvent or bankrupt and still owed money to their creditors.
"Bankruptcy became a federal function with the passage in 1928 of the Bankruptcy Act (Commonwealth)."

What Can These Records Tell Me?

Information in the Register of Insolvencies may include registration number, involvent name, residence, occupation, date of petition, and date of hearing. The Register of Arrangements includes number of arrangement, name of petitioner, residence, occupation, date of filing petition/notice, and name of assignee/trustee. Volumes 1-2 are indexed.

There are two main indexes to the records of the court:

  • GRG66/13 - Index to insolvencies, 1841-1923
  • GRG66/14 - Index to arrangements, 1860-1886, 1872-1928

Indexes and records for the Insolvency Court for the Country Districts are held under GRG68.

How Do I Search This Collection?

Before searching this collection, it is helpful to know:

  • Person's name
  • Approximate date of the event
  • Residence

How Do I Analyze the Results?

Compare each result from your search with what you know to determine if there is a match. This may require viewing multiple records or images. Keep track of your research in a research log.

What Do I Do Next?

I Found the Person I Was Looking For, What Now?

  • Look at an image of the original record. The original may contain information that was not recorded in the index or transcription.
  • Use the information you have found to find the person in other records.

I Can’t Find the Person I’m Looking For, What Now?

  • If your ancestor does not have a common name, collect entries for every person who has the same surname. This can help you find possible relatives.
  • Check for other names. An individual might appear under an unexpected name for a variety of reasons:
-They might have been listed under a middle name
-A woman may have returned to her maiden name after the death of her husband.

Research Helps

The following articles will help you in your research for your family in Australia.

Citing This Collection

Citations help you keep track of places you have searched and sources you have found. Identifying your sources helps others find the records you used.

Collection Citation:
A citation will be available on the Collection Details page when the collection is published.
Record Citation:
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Image Citation:
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