Early inheritance issues and family provision

sandstone carving, Parkes Courthouse, New South Wales, An early inheritance of a mortgage-free home was given to the younger daughter at the time of her marriage. It was well understood by all family members at the time that the other older daughter would receive her inheritance when the last parent died. This would be the parent’s home. Evidence was put of their parents’ expressed wishes to treat their two children fairly and to give each of them a property. They made wills to give effect to this. What could go wrong?


Manly Courthouse 1909, Manly, New South Wales

The Manly Courthouse is an operating local court.  If you need to contact the Court, its contact information may be found here.

Manly Courthouse, early Australian courthouses, old Australian courthouses

The Manly Courthouse, 2 Belgrave Street, Manly, New South Wales was first constructed in 1909.

Manly Courthouse – “Manly can now boast a courthouse”

A courthouse at Manly was first constructed soon after Federation and opened in 1909.  Present at the ‘formal opening’1 were the Solicitor-General, Magistrates, Mayor and Aldermen.  It was reported that:

“Manly can now boast a courthouse, the building having been formally opened yesterday morning.  It is situated on the Sydney-road, just at the foot of the hill, and is built on the site of portion of the famous old Ivanhoe Hotel.”1