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Cairns Courthouse 1919 (former), QLD

Cairns Courthouse, Australian courthouses The Cairns Courthouse constructed in 1919 was described as a ‘graceful and imposing structure’. A far cry from the previous ‘disgraceful courthouse’.

Bangalow Courthouse NSW

BangalowThe Bangalow Courthouse and Police Station were originally constructed in 1909 and 1905.

Northam Courthouse, Western Australia

Northam Courthouse, early Australian Courthouses Northam Courthouse, Wellington Street, Northam; a Magistrates Court of Western Australia.
The Northam Courthouse is an operating Magistrates Court serving the agricultural community of Northam, west of Perth in Western Australia.

Holbrook Courthouse (former) 1873, NSW

Holbrook Courthouse, early Australian Courthouses, old Australian Courthouses, colonial Australian courthouses, Australian legal history, administration of justice
In 1872 the Courthouse at Holbrook, once known as Germanton, housed a very small courtroom, described as an “apology”. Despite the cramped conditions, many matters were dealt within it.

Gundagai Courthouse, c1861, Gundagai, New South Wales

Gundagai-sideGundagai is a country town on the Murrumbidgee River in southern NSW. Famous for its statue of a dog sitting on a tuckerbox, immortalised in a song, Gundagai has a long history of settlement. The Gundagai Courthouse occupies an elevated position above the main street, affording it a commanding view over the township and the surrounding picturesque river valley.

Willunga Courthouse (former), 1855, South Australia

Willunga Courthouse, early Australian courthouses, old Australian courthouses When the local magistrate felt that it was no longer possible to maintain the required order and decorum for a court of justice in the local Bush Inn, the drive was on for a purpose built courthouse.