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CLR Volume 1

CLR Volume 1

Volume Reporters: Barton, W. A.; Langton, Bennet; Manning, H. E.; White, C. A.

Sponsored by BarNet.

CLR Volume 2

CLR Volume 2

Volume Reporters: Langton, Bennet; Manning, H. E.; White, C. A.

Sponsored by Gregory Burton SC.

CLR Volume 3

CLR Volume 3

Volume Reporters: Langton, Bennet; Manning, H. E.; Pilcher, N. G.; White, C. A.

Sponsored by Richard Howard Weinstein.

CLR Volume 4 (Parts 1 and 2)

CLR Volume 4 (Parts 1 and 2)

Volume Reporters: Langton, Bennet; Pilcher, N. G.; White, C. A.

Sponsored by BarNet.

CLR Volume 5

CLR Volume 5

Volume Reporters: Jacques, H. V.; Langton, Bennet; White, C. A.

Sponsored by David Talintyre.

CLR Volume 6

CLR Volume 6

Volume Reporters: Jacques, H. V.; Langton, Bennet; White, C. A.

Sponsored by Fuji Xerox Australia.

CLR Volume 7

CLR Volume 7

Volume Reporters: Jacques, H. V.; Langton, Bennet; White, C. A.

Sponsored by Fuji Xerox Australia.

CLR Volume 8

CLR Volume 8

Volume Reporters: Jacques, H. V.; Langton, Bennet; White, C. A.

Sponsored by Fuji Xerox Australia.

CLR Volume 9

CLR Volume 9

Volume Reporters: Jacques, H. V.; Langton, Bennet; Weigall, C. E.; White, C. A.

Sponsored by Fuji Xerox Australia.

CLR Volume 10

CLR Volume 10

Volume Reporters: Jacques, H. V.; Langton, Bennet; Weigall, C. E.; White, C. A.

Sponsored by Fuji Xerox Australia.

CLR Volume 11

CLR Volume 11

Volume Reporters: Jacques, H. V.; Langton, Bennet; Weigall, C. E.; White, C. A.

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CLR Volume 12

CLR Volume 12

Volume Reporters: Jacques, H. V.; Langton, Bennet; Weigall, C. E.

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CLR Volume 13

CLR Volume 13

Volume Reporters: Langton, Bennet

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CLR Volume 14

CLR Volume 14

Volume Reporters: Langton, Bennet

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CLR Volume 15

CLR Volume 15

Volume Reporters: Langton, Bennet

Sponsored by Gilbert + Tobin.

CLR Volume 16

CLR Volume 16

Volume Reporters: Langton, Bennet; McGhie, Norman

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CLR Volume 17

CLR Volume 17

Volume Reporters: Gavan Duffy, D.; Langton, Bennet; McGhie, Norman

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CLR Volume 18

CLR Volume 18

Volume Reporters: Campbell, A.L.; Gavan Duffy, D.; Langton, Bennet; McGhie, Norman

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CLR Volume 19

CLR Volume 19

Volume Reporters: Campbell, A.L.; Gavan Duffy, D.; Langton, Bennet; McGhie, Norman

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CLR Volume 20

CLR Volume 20

Volume Reporters: Gavan Duffy, D.; Gore, R T.; Langton, Bennet

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CLR Volume 21

CLR Volume 21

Volume Reporters: Gore, R T.; Langton, Bennet; Weston, C. A.

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CLR Volume 22

CLR Volume 22

Volume Reporters: Gore, R T.; Langton, Bennet; Weston, C. A.

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CLR Volume 23

CLR Volume 23

Volume Reporters: Langton, Bennet; Weston, C. A.

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CLR Volume 24

CLR Volume 24

Volume Reporters: Langton, Bennet; Weston, C. A.

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CLR Volume 25

CLR Volume 25

Volume Reporters: Langton, Bennet; McTague, Neil; Weston, C. A.

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CLR Volume 26

CLR Volume 26

Volume Reporters: Langton, Bennet; McTague, Neil; Weston, C. A.

Sponsored by Fuji Xerox Australia.

CLR Volume 27

CLR Volume 27

Volume Reporters: Langton, Bennet; McTague, Neil

Sponsored by Edmund Barton Chambers, Adelaide.

CLR Volume 28

CLR Volume 28

Volume Reporters: Langton, Bennet; McTague, Neil

Sponsored by Fuji Xerox Australia.

CLR Volume 29

CLR Volume 29

Volume Reporters: Langton, Bennet; McTague, Neil

Sponsored by Fuji Xerox Australia Pty Ltd.

CLR Volume 30

CLR Volume 30

Volume Reporters: Langton, Bennet; McTague, Neil; Wassell, J. L

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CLR Volume 31

CLR Volume 31

Volume Reporters: Langton, Bennet; McTague, Neil; Wassell, J. L

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CLR Volume 32

CLR Volume 32

Volume Reporters: Langton, Bennet; McTague, Neil; Wassell, J. L

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CLR Volume 33

CLR Volume 33

Volume Reporters: Langton, Bennet; McTague, Neil; Wassell, J. L

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CLR Volume 34

CLR Volume 34

Volume Reporters: Langton, Bennet; McTague, Neil; Wassell, J. L

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CLR Volume 35

CLR Volume 35

Volume Reporters: Langton, Bennet; McTague, Neil; Wassell, J. L

Sponsored by Michael Green.

CLR Volume 36

CLR Volume 36

Volume Reporters: Langton, Bennet; McTague, Neil; Wassell, J. L

Sponsored by Francis Burt Chambers.

CLR Volume 37

CLR Volume 37

Volume Reporters: Langton, Bennet; McTague, Neil; Wassell, J. L

Sponsored by Francis Burt Chambers.

CLR Volume 38

CLR Volume 38

Volume Reporters: Feltham, P. V.; Langton, Bennet; McTague, Neil; Wassell, J. L

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CLR Volume 39

CLR Volume 39

Volume Reporters: Feltham, P. V.; Healy, E. F.; Jeffriess, B. J.; Langton, Bennet; Reed, G. S.

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CLR Volume 40

CLR Volume 40

Volume Reporters: Bales, Joseph; Healy, E. F.; Jeffriess, B. J.; Langton, Bennet; Reed, G. S.

Sponsored by Minter Ellison.

CLR Volume 41

CLR Volume 41

Volume Reporters: Bales, Joseph; Brebner, C. C.; Healy, E. F.; Jeffriess, B. J.; Langton, Bennet; Wiseman, H. Dallas

Sponsored by Minter Ellison.

CLR Volume 42

CLR Volume 42

Volume Reporters: Bales, Joseph; Brebner, C. C.; Healy, E. F.; Jeffriess, B. J.; Wiseman, H. Dallas

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CLR Volume 43

CLR Volume 43

Volume Reporters: Bales, Joseph; Brebner, C. C.; Jeffriess, B. J.; Wiseman, H. Dallas

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CLR Volume 44

CLR Volume 44

Volume Reporters: Bales, Joseph; Brebner, C. C.; Jeffriess, B. J.; Wiseman, H. Dallas; Wright, R. C.

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CLR Volume 45

CLR Volume 45

Volume Reporters: Bales, Joseph; Brebner, C. C.; Jeffriess, B. J.; Wiseman, H. Dallas; Wright, R. C.

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CLR Volume 46

CLR Volume 46

Volume Reporters: Bales, Joseph; Brebner, C. C.; Jeffriess, B. J.; Wiseman, H. Dallas; Wright, R. C.

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CLR Volume 47

CLR Volume 47

Volume Reporters: Bales, Joseph; Brebner, C. C.; Jeffriess, B. J.; Wiseman, H. Dallas; Wright, R. C.

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CLR Volume 48

CLR Volume 48

Volume Reporters: Bales, Joseph; Brebner, C. C.; Jeffriess, B. J.; Wiseman, H. Dallas; Wright, R. C.

Sponsored by Patricia Lane.

CLR Volume 49

CLR Volume 49

Volume Reporters: Bales, Joseph; Brebner, C. C.; Jeffriess, B. J.; Wiseman, H. Dallas; Wright, R. C.

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CLR Volume 50

CLR Volume 50

Volume Reporters: Bales, Joseph; Brebner, C. C.; Jeffriess, B. J.; Wiseman, H. Dallas; Wright, R. C.

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CLR Volume 51

CLR Volume 51

Volume Reporters: Bales, Joseph; Brebner, C. C.; Jeffriess, B. J.; Wiseman, H. Dallas; Wright, R. C.

Sponsored by Fuji Xerox Australia.

CLR Volume 52

CLR Volume 52

Volume Reporters: Bales, Joseph; Brebner, C. C.; Jeffriess, B. J.; Wiseman, H. Dallas; Wright, R. C.

Sponsored by Fuji Xerox Australia.

CLR Volume 53

CLR Volume 53

Volume Reporters: Bales, Joseph; Brebner, C. C.; Jeffriess, B. J.; Wiseman, H. Dallas; Wright, R. C.

Sponsored by Sarah McNaughton.

CLR Volume 54

CLR Volume 54

Volume Reporters: Bales, Joseph; Brebner, C. C.; Jeffriess, B. J.; Wiseman, H. Dallas; Wright, R. C.

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CLR Volume 55

CLR Volume 55

Volume Reporters: Bales, Joseph; Brebner, C. C.; Jeffriess, B. J.; Wiseman, H. Dallas; Wright, R. C.

Sponsored by John Maconachie QC.

CLR Volume 56

CLR Volume 56

Volume Reporters: Bales, Joseph; Brebner, C. C.; Jeffriess, B. J.; Wiseman, H. Dallas; Wright, R. C.

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CLR Volume 57

CLR Volume 57

Volume Reporters: Bales, Joseph; Brebner, C. C.; Jeffriess, B. J.; Wiseman, H. Dallas; Wright, R. C.

Sponsored by Dever’s List.

CLR Volume 58

CLR Volume 58

Volume Reporters: Bales, Joseph; Brebner, C. C.; Jeffriess, B. J.; Wiseman, H. Dallas; Wright, R. C.

Sponsored by Dever’s List.

CLR Volume 59

CLR Volume 59

Volume Reporters: Bales, Joseph; Brebner, C. C.; Jeffriess, B. J.; Wiseman, H. Dallas; Wright, R. C.

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CLR Volume 60

CLR Volume 60

Volume Reporters: Bales, Joseph; Brebner, C. C.; Jeffriess, B. J.; Wiseman, H. Dallas; Wright, R. C.

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CLR Volume 61

CLR Volume 61

Volume Reporters: Bales, Joseph; Brebner, C. C.; Jeffriess, B. J.; Wiseman, H. Dallas; Wright, R. C.

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CLR Volume 62

CLR Volume 62

Volume Reporters: Bales, Joseph; Brebner, C. C.; Gillard, Oliver J.; Jeffriess, B. J.; Wiseman, H. Dallas; Wright, R. C.

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CLR Volume 63

CLR Volume 63

Volume Reporters: Bales, Joseph; Brebner, C. C.; Gillard, Oliver J.; Jeffriess, B. J.; Wiseman, H. Dallas; Wright, R. C.

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CLR Volume 64

CLR Volume 64

Volume Reporters: Bales, Joseph; Brebner, C. C.; Gillard, Oliver J.; Jeffriess, B. J.; Wiseman, H. Dallas; Wright, R. C.

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CLR Volume 65

CLR Volume 65

Volume Reporters: Bales, Joseph; Brebner, C. C.; Gillard, Oliver J.; Jeffriess, B. J.; Wiseman, H. Dallas; Wright, R. C.

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CLR Volume 66

CLR Volume 66

Volume Reporters: Bales, Joseph; Brebner, C. C.; Buller Murphy, B.; Healy, E. F.; Jeffriess, B. J.; Wright, R. C.

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CLR Volume 67

CLR Volume 67

Volume Reporters: Bales, Joseph; Brebner, C. C.; Healy, E. F.; Jeffriess, B. J.; Wright, R. C.

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CLR Volume 68

CLR Volume 68

Volume Reporters: Bales, Joseph; Brebner, C. C.; Healy, E. F.; Jeffriess, B. J.; Wright, R. C.

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CLR Volume 69

CLR Volume 69

Volume Reporters: Bales, Joseph; Brebner, C. C.; Healy, E. F.; Jeffriess, B. J.; Wright, R. C.

Sponsored by Whittens Lawyers.

CLR Volume 70

CLR Volume 70

Volume Reporters: Bales, Joseph; Brebner, C. C.; Healy, E. F.; Jeffriess, B. J.; Wright, R. C.

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CLR Volume 71

CLR Volume 71

Volume Reporters: Bales, Joseph; Brebner, C. C.; Healy, E. F.; Jeffriess, B. J.; Wright, R. C.

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CLR Volume 72

CLR Volume 72

Volume Reporters: Bales, Joseph; Brebner, C. C.; Healy, E. F.; Jeffriess, B. J.; Wright, R. C.

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CLR Volume 73

CLR Volume 73

Volume Reporters: Bales, Joseph; Brebner, C. C.; Healy, E. F.; Jeffriess, B. J.; Wright, R. C.

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CLR Volume 74

CLR Volume 74

Volume Reporters: Bales, Joseph; Brebner, C. C.; Healy, E. F.; Jeffriess, B. J.; Wright, R. C.

Sponsored by King & Wood Mallesons.

CLR Volume 75

CLR Volume 75

Volume Reporters: Bales, Joseph; Brebner, C. C.; Healy, E. F.; Jeffriess, B. J.; Wright, R. C.

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CLR Volume 76

CLR Volume 76

Volume Reporters: Bales, Joseph; Brebner, C. C.; Healy, E. F.; Jeffriess, B. J.; Wright, R. C.

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CLR Volume 77

CLR Volume 77

Volume Reporters: Bales, Joseph; Brebner, C. C.; Healy, E. F.; Jeffriess, B. J.; Wright, R. C.

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CLR Volume 78

CLR Volume 78

Volume Reporters: Bales, Joseph; Brebner, C. C.; Burt, F. T. P.; Healy, E. F.; Jeffriess, B. J.; Wright, R. C.

Sponsored by Bennett and Co.

CLR Volume 79

CLR Volume 79

Volume Reporters: Bales, Joseph; Brebner, C. C.; Burt, F. T. P.; Healy, E. F.; Jeffriess, B. J.; Rex, J. R.; Wright, R. C.

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CLR Volume 80

CLR Volume 80

Volume Reporters: Bales, Joseph; Brebner, C. C.; Burt, F. T. P.; Healy, E. F.; Jeffriess, B. J.; Rex, J. R.

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CLR Volume 81

CLR Volume 81

Volume Reporters: Bales, Joseph; Brebner, C. C.; Burt, F. T. P.; Healy, E. F.; Jeffriess, B. J.; Rex, J. R.

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CLR Volume 82

CLR Volume 82

Volume Reporters: Bales, Joseph; Brebner, C. C.; Burt, F. T. P.; Healy, E. F.; Jeffriess, B. J.; Rex, J. R.

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CLR Volume 83

CLR Volume 83

Volume Reporters: Bales, Joseph; Brebner, C. C.; Burt, F. T. P.; Healy, E. F.; Hunter, Brian; Jeffriess, B. J.; Rex, J. R.

Sponsored by Graeme Johnson.

CLR Volume 84

CLR Volume 84

Volume Reporters: Bales, Joseph; Burt, F. T. P.; Healy, E. F.; Hunter, Brian; Jeffriess, B. J.; Rex, J. R.

Sponsored by Martin Place Chambers.

CLR Volume 85

CLR Volume 85

Volume Reporters: Bales, Joseph; Burt, F. T. P.; Healy, E. F.; Hunter, Brian; Jeffriess, B. J.; Rex, J. R.

Sponsored by Bennett and Co.

CLR Volume 86

CLR Volume 86

Volume Reporters: Bales, Joseph; Barton, Russell D.; Burt, F. T. P.; Healy, E. F.; Hunter, Brian; Jeffriess, B. J.; Rex, J. R.

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CLR Volume 87

CLR Volume 87

Volume Reporters: Bales, Joseph; Barton, Russell D.; Burt, F. T. P.; Hunter, Brian; Jeffriess, B. J.; Rex, J. R.

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CLR Volume 88

CLR Volume 88

Volume Reporters: Bales, Joseph; Barton, Russell D.; Burt, F. T. P.; Everett, M. G.; Hunter, Brian; Jeffriess, B. J.; Needham, G. D.

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CLR Volume 89

CLR Volume 89

Volume Reporters: Bales, Joseph; Barton, Russell D.; Burt, F. T. P.; Everett, M. G.; Hunter, Brian; Jeffriess, B. J.; Needham, G. D.

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CLR Volume 90

CLR Volume 90

Volume Reporters: Bales, Joseph; Barton, Russell D.; Burt, F. T. P.; Everett, M. G.; Howell, R. A.; Hunter, Brian; Jeffriess, B. J.; Needham, G. D.

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CLR Volume 91.

CLR Volume 91.

Volume Reporters: Bales, Joseph; Barton, Russell D.; Burt, F. T. P.; Cuthbert, W. J.; Everett, M. G.; Howell, R. A.; Hunter, Brian; Needham, G. D.

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CLR Volume 92

CLR Volume 92

Volume Reporters: Bales, Joseph; Barton, Russell D.; Burt, F. T. P.; Cuthbert, W. J.; Everett, M. G.; Howell, R. A.; Hunter, Brian; Needham, G. D.

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CLR Volume 93

CLR Volume 93

Volume Reporters: Bales, Joseph; Barton, Russell D.; Burt, F. T. P.; Everett, M. G.; Howell, R. A.; Hunter, Brian; Macrossan, J. M.; Needham, G. D.

Sponsored by Dauid Sibtain.

CLR Volume 94

CLR Volume 94

Volume Reporters: Bales, Joseph; Barton, Russell D.; Burt, F. T. P.; Everett, M. G.; Howell, R. A.; Hunter, Brian; Macrossan, J. M.

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CLR Volume 95

CLR Volume 95

Volume Reporters: Bales, Joseph; Barton, Russell D.; Burt, F. T. P.; Everett, M. G.; Howell, R. A.; Hunter, Brian; Macrossan, J. M.

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CLR Volume 96

CLR Volume 96

Volume Reporters: Bales, Joseph; Barton, Russell D.; Burt, F. T. P.; Howell, R. A.; Hunter, Brian; Lehane, T. J.

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CLR Volume 97

CLR Volume 97

Volume Reporters: Bales, Joseph; Barton, Russell D.; Burt, F. T. P.; Howell, R. A.; Hunter, Brian; Lehane, T. J.

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CLR Volume 98

CLR Volume 98

Volume Reporters: Bales, Joseph; Barton, Russell D.; Burt, F. T. P.; Howell, R. A.; Hunter, Brian; Lehane, T. J.

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CLR Volume 99

CLR Volume 99

Volume Reporters: Bales, Joseph; Barton, Russell D.; Burt, F. T. P.; Hunter, Brian; Lehane, T. J.; Searby, Richard H.; Smith, G. H.

Sponsored by Ninth Floor, Wentworth Chambers.

CLR Volume 100

CLR Volume 100

Volume Reporters: Bales, Joseph; Barton, Russell D.; Burt, F. T. P.; Hunter, Brian; Lehane, T. J.; Searby, Richard H.; Smith, G. H.

Sponsored by Claire Angyal.

Help us to preserve our Australian legal heritage

Over the centuries, the legal profession has always led in the preservation and enhancement of the judicial record. The emergence of the digital age presents new opportunities. BarNet's OpenLaw is committed to making it possible for the Australian legal profession to continue this important work through a series of digitisation projects. We need your assistance.

The Project

We originally started in July 2010, and recommenced in November 2011, June 2012, and January 2013. We will aim to digitise the first one hundred volumes of the Commonwealth Law Reports over the next three months. We have a firm completion date of October 2013 and we have already scanned or are in the process of having scanned all 101 volumes (volume 4 is in two parts due to its size).

Examples of the volumes are already available on JADE. There are already 78 volumes available on JADE.

 The project will digitise decisions of the High Court of Australia published in the CLRs from 1905 to 1959, being decisions of the Court from the commencement of the sittings of the Court in 1903, to about 1959.

The Plan

Using specialised equipment, expert assistance from archivists and librarians, and scanning only from first editions, we are creating accurate archival quality images of every page of every volume of the first 100 CLRs. From this, we produce high quality fully searchable PDFs and ePUB versions for legal professionals. You will be able to take these facsimile CLRs with you on your iPad, Android, Kindle, eBook Reader, laptop, or other device. The entire volume will be scanned checked and corrected, including the errata pages and indices.

The activity will result in openly accessible legal material

The scans and the corrected text will be available on JADE to legal and other scholars. The JADE research platform provides sophisticated search facilities as well as annotiation and other library tools for online legal research. BarNet will provide full access to the one to 100 project results to Court Libaries,  the National Library of Australia, and State and Territory Supreme Court Libraries, and others.

Within JADE, you will be able to search the text of these decisions and see how these decisions have been considered in later decisions. The one to 100 project will preserve the original published version for use incuding page breaks making accurate citation possible.

An example (Chanter v Blackwood 1 CLR 39)

We are making this material available in JADE after quality assurance.

Here is an example of Chanter v Blackwood [1904] HCA 2; 1 CLR 39. You will notice that the pages are linked to JADE's CaseTrace service. Also, you will note that later courts have referred to the summary of argument. For example, at [222] of Sue v Hill [1999] HCA 30; 199 CLR 462; 73 ALJR 1016; 163 ALR 648, Gaudron J refers to the summary of argument (page 43).

Why are we doing this?

Modern scanning facilities provide the opportunity to produce truly archival quality reproductions of this historic material. The results will provide material equivalent to paper versions including all material in the volumes - not just the case reports. The one to 100 project will deliver a significant advance on the quality and accessbility of presently available scans of these High Court decisions. We want to ensure that key online resources take advantage of the full possibilities of modern online legal research.  Given the cost of backsets of reports and the library shelf space necessary to house them we think that the online version of the one to 100 reports will be a welcome addition to your library.

How to Contribute

Participating in this project is easy. We are seeking both financial and in-kind contributions. Please see our contribution page. If you wish, your contribution will be publicly acknowledged. The speed of the project is dependent upon your support. We must complete the project by 30 June 2013.

We recognise the work of the law reporters of these first one hundred volumes. Their names appear above.

Any questions?

Please contact us.