The development and application of Masters and Servants legislation in New South Wales - 1845 to 1930
Masters and Servants legislation was received into New South Wales at settlement in 1788. Subsequently the New South Wales legislature passed its own Masters and Servants Acts in 1828, 1840, 1845, 1847, 1857 and 1902. Though Petty Sessions reports are incomplete, there are 8199 surviving records of Masters and Servants Act cases, and the total number of cases between 1845 and 1930 amounted to (a possible) 160,000. The majority of these cases were brought by employees against employers....[Show more]
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