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Appeal to the High Court about chickens and roosters

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Title: Appeal to the High Court about chickens and roosters
Date: 1930
Content creator: Arthur A Joyce
Keywords: jurisdiction, sentencing, depositions, neighbourhood disputes, dispute settlement
Record creator: High Court of Australia, Principal Registry, Brisbane
Reference: A10040, 1930/1

Appeal to the High Court about chickens and roosters, 1930

Appeal to the High Court about chickens and roosters, 1930

Appeal to the High Court about chickens and roosters, 1930


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This is a three-page typewritten deposition made by Edith Sophie Doris Ruthning, one of three sisters, outlining the legal circumstances leading to a judgement being given against them in the Supreme Court of Queensland in relation to the noisy fowls and roosters kept by their neighbour Thomas Tarran Ferguson. She also identified that the matter at issue between the neighbours was of a value greater than £300. The deposition was sworn before Justice of the Peace, Arthur A Joyce, on 28 February 1930 and forms part of a High Court of Australia file, No. 1 of 1930.

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