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Decisions of the Nineteenth Century Tasmanian Superior Courts

Castles' Van Diemen's Land index

Alex Castles'

Index to Van Diemen's Land Case Law, 1840-1857

Professor Alex Castles was fascinated by the law of Van Diemen's Land (later Tasmania). He prepared a very long index to the colony's case law which had been published in contemporary newspapers. The index was part of the preparation for his book Lawless Harvests or God Save the Judges: Van Diemen's land 1803-55, a Legal History (published postumously in 2003 with the aid of Stefan Petrow). The index is published here by the permission of Alex's daughter, Margaret Castles.

Index to Subject Headings and Introduction

Pages 4-50

Pages 51-100

Pages 100-end

Published by the Division of Law, Macquarie University and the School of History and Classics, University of Tasmania