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Collected Vanuatu Unreported Judgments

Collection compiled by Professor Don Paterson
Index Compiled by Robynne Blake
University of the South Pacific

Volume 1 (1911-1912)

JOINT COURT OF THE NEW HEBRIDES
(Sitting from 15 October 1910)

* Indicates the Judgment is in the French language.
† Indicates the judgment is handwritten.

  • 1911

    Case name

        

    Action

        

    Date of judgment

    Public Prosecutor v. Sylvain & Ors

    Criminal - No. 39

    23 Feb 1911

    Public Prosecutor v. Casimin

    Criminal - No. 3

    18 April 1911

    *Tomarker c. Ambong & Ors

    Civil

    18 April 1911

    Public Prosecutor v. Hai or Joseph

    Criminal - No. 2

    21 April 1911

    Public Prosecutor v. Doutreleau

    Criminal - No. 4

    21 April 1911

    Public Prosecutor v. Chazot

    Criminal - No. 6

    21 April 1911

    Public Prosecutor v. Cayrol

    Criminal - No. 5

    25 April 1911

    Public Prosecutor v. Marie Toutaud Colvert

    Criminal - No. 7

    28 April 1911

    Public Prosecutor v. Chazot

    Criminal - No. 8

    5 May 1911

    Public Prosecutor v. Albert Remereau or Ossy or Albrecht

    Criminal - No. 9

    5 May 1911

    Public Prosecutor v. Pouang Ba Van Nyeme

    Criminal - No. 10

    9 May 1911

    Public Prosecutor v. Raguet & Chazot
    Jurisdiction of Joint Court before 15 November 1910.

    Criminal - No. 11

    9 May 1911

    Public Prosecutor v. Raguet

    Criminal - No. 12

    9 May 1911

    Public Prosecutor v. Guillaume, (Casimir)
    Jurisdiction of Joint Court before 15 November 1910.

    Criminal - No. 13

    9 May 1911

    Tibari & Pousse Pousse v. Public Prosecutor
    Remission of fine.

    Criminal Appeal

    12 May 1911

    Public Prosecutor v. Balembois

    Criminal - No. 14

    12 May 1911

    Public Prosecutor v. Gentil

    Criminal - No. 15

    12 May 1911

    Guillaume v. Public Prosecutor

    Criminal Appeal - No. 16

    12 May 1911

    Public Prosecutor v. Tari of Aoba (sentencing)
    Attempted Murder

    Criminal - No. 17

    30 May 1911

    Public Prosecutor v. Bomasang of Tutuba (sentencing)
    Murder and provocation.

    Criminal - No. 18

    16 Sept 1911

    Public Prosecutor v. Bah Minh & Tew or Dew

    Criminal - No. 19

    26 Sept 1911

    Public Prosecutor v. Mace

    Criminal - No. 20

    24 Oct 1911

    *Ferry c. Tristani & Ors

    Civil

    27 & 31 Oct 1911

    Ferry v. Tristani & Ors

    Civil - No. 21    

    31 Oct 1911

    Public Prosecutor v. Chazot

    Criminal - No. 22

    31 Oct 1911

    Public Prosecutor v. Ba-Nui & Van-Tu

    Criminal - No. 23

    17 Nov 1911

    Public Prosecutor v. Mme Habert alias Mme Douyere

    Criminal - No. 24

    25 Nov 1911

    Public Prosecutor v. Douyere

    Criminal - No. 25

    25 Nov 1911

    Public Prosecutor v. Douyere
    Supply of liquor to indigenous New Hebrideans.

    Criminal - No. 26

    25 Nov 1911

    Public Prosecutor v. Vezia

    Criminal - No. 27

    25 Nov 1911

    Public Prosecutor v. Douyere

    Criminal - No. 28

    25 Nov 1911

    Public Prosecutor v. Fessard

    Criminal - No. 29

    26 Nov 1911

    Public Prosecutor v. Fessard

    Criminal - No. 30

    26 Nov 1911

    Public Prosecutor v. Fessard

    Criminal - No. 31

    26 Nov 1911

    Public Prosecutor v. Pesnel
    Giving false evidence.

    Criminal - No. 32

    27 Nov 1911

    Public Prosecutor v. Boulerand

    Criminal - No. 33

    27 Nov 1911

    Public Prosecutor v. Meriault

    Criminal - No. 34

    27 Nov 1911

    Public Prosecutor v. Patient

    Criminal - No. 35

    30 Nov 1911

    Public Prosecutor v. Florens

    Criminal - No. 36

    1 Dec 1911

    Public Prosecutor v. Naturel & L'Eplattenier

    Criminal - No. 37

    1 Dec 1911

    Public Prosecutor v. Watt & Chauviere
    Case adjourned.

    Criminal - No. 54

    8 Dec 1911

    Public Prosecutor v. Schoeffer

    Criminal - No. 38

    15 Dec 1911

  • 1912

    Case name

        

    Action

        

    Date of judgment

    Public Prosecutor v. Chauviere & Watt
    Service of summons.

    Criminal - No. 54

    20 Feb 1912

    Public Prosecutor v. Blainieres & Christy

    Criminal - No. 40

    15 March 1912

    Public Prosecutor v. Leclanche
    Supply of liquor to indigenous New Hebrideans.

    Criminal - No. 41

    26 March 1912

    Public Prosecutor v. Largeau
    Supply of liquor to indigenous New Hebrideans.

    Criminal - No. 42

    29 March 1912

    Public Prosecutor v. Roziers
    Supply of liquor to indigenous New Hebrideans.

    Criminal - No. 43

    9 April 1912

    Public Prosecutor v. Nguyen Van Hoi
    Supply of liquor to indigenous New Hebrideans.

    Criminal - No. 44

    9 April 1912

    Public Prosecutor v. Leclanche
    Supply of liquor to indigenous New Hebrideans.

    Criminal - No. 45

    12 April 1912

    Public Prosecutor v. Rodin
    Supply of liquor to indigenous New Hebrideans.

    Criminal - No. 46

    26 April 1912

    Public Prosecutor v. Chazot
    Supply of liquor to indigenous New Hebrideans.

    Criminal - No. 47

    3 May 1912

    Public Prosecutor v. Payet
    Supply of liquor to indigenous New Hebrideans; application of laws to indigenous New Hebrideans; perjury; sentencing.

    Criminal - No. 48

    7 May 1912

    Public Prosecutor v. Hai alias Joseph
    Supply of liquor to indigenous New Hebrideans; sentencing.

    Criminal - No. 49

    10 May 1912

    Public Prosecutor v. Gane
    Supply of liquor to indigenous New Hebrideans.

    Criminal - No. 50

    10 May 1912

    Public Prosecutor v. Hoarau
    Supply of liquor to indigenous New Hebrideans.

    Criminal - No. 51

    21 May 1912

    Public Prosecutor v. Demene
    Supply of liquor to indigenous New Hebrideans.

    Criminal - No. 52

    31 May 1912

    Public Prosecutor v. Galmes & Costant 1
    Recruiting

    Criminal - No. 53

    4 June 1912

    Public Prosecutor v. Galmes v Costant 2
    Recruiting

    Criminal - No. 53

    5 June 1912

    Public Prosecutor v. Watt & Chauviere
    Recruiting - authorisation by husband

    Criminal - No. 54

    6 June 1912

    Public Prosecutor v. Fauque & Draghicevitz
    Jurisdiction of Joint Court before 15 Oct 1910

    Criminal - No. 55

    18 June 1912

    Public Prosecutor v. Payet
    Supply of alcohol to indigenous New Hebrideans

    Criminal - No. 56

    21 June 1912

    *Ministère Public c. Frouin 1

    Criminal & Civil - No. 57

    22 June 1912

    † Public Prosecutor v. Frouin
    Recruiting - joint regulation

    Criminal & Civil- No. 57

    22 June 1912

    *Ministère Public c. Frouin 2

    Criminal & Civil- No. 57

    22 June 1912

    Public Prosecutor v. Etienne
    Supply of alcohol to indigenous New Hebrideans

    Criminal - No. 58

    25 June 1912

    *Ministère Public c. Galmès

    Criminal - No. 59

    26 June 1912

    †Public Prosecutor v. Galmès        
    Ill treatment of labourers; recruiting - repatriation of labourers

    Criminal - No. 59

    26 June 1912

    Re: Smith
    Supply of alcohol to indigenous New Hebrideans

    Criminal - No. 60

    19 June 1912

    *Ministère Public c. Willie

    Criminal - No. 180

    16 July 1912

    *Ministère Public c. Baudin & Ténère

    Criminal - No. 61

    26 July 1912

    Public Prosecutor v. Baudin & Ténère
    Supply of alcohol to indigenous New Hebrideans

    Criminal - No. 61

    26 July 1912

    *Ministère Public c. Simon

    Criminal - No. 62

    9 Aug 1912

    †Public Prosecutor v. Simon
    Supply of alcohol to indigenous New Hebrideans

    Criminal - No. 62

    9 Aug 1912

    *Ministère Public c. Colas

    Criminal - No. 63

    9 Aug 1912

    †Public Prosecutor v. Colas
    Supply of alcohol to indigenous New Hebrideans

    Criminal - No. 63

    9 Aug 1912

    Re: James
    Sale of dynamite to indigenous New Hebrideans

    Criminal - No. 64

    9 Aug 1912

    Re: Smith
    Supply of liquor to indigenous New Hebrideans

    Criminal - No. 65

    13 Aug 1912

    *Ministère Public c. Leclerc

    Criminal - No. 66

    13 Aug 1912

    †Public Prosecutor v. Leclerc
    Recruiting

    Criminal - No. 66

    13 Aug 1912

    *Ministère Public c. Leclerc

    Criminal & Civil - No. 67

    16 Aug 1912

    †Public Prosecutor v. Leclerc
    Recruiting

    Criminal & Civil- No. 67

    16 Aug 1912

    *Béténié & Lasserre c. Ministère Public

    Criminal - No. 68

    16 Aug 1912

    †Béténié & Lasserre v. Public Prosecutor
    Appeal against fine - failure to appear

    Criminal - No. 68

    16 Aug 1912

    *Ministère Public c. Wright

    Criminal - No. 69

    20 Aug 1912

    †Public Prosecutor v. Wright
    Detaining labourers after contract terminated

    Criminal - No. 69

    20 Aug 1912

    *Ministère Public c. Mouna

    Criminal - No. 70

    23 Aug 1912

    †Public Prosecutor v. Mouna
    Attempted murder

    Criminal - No. 70

    23 Aug 1912

    Re: Munro
    Breach of quarantine of a boat

    Criminal - No. 71

    26 Aug 1912

    *Re: Munro

    Criminal - No. 71

    26 Aug 1912

    *Re: Jerome

    Criminal - No. 72

    27 Aug 1912

    †Re: Jerome
    Supply of alcohol to indigenous New Hebrideans

    Criminal - No. 72

    27 Aug 1912

    *Re: Theuil

    Criminal - No. 73

    30 Aug 1912

    †Re: Theuil
    Sale of dynamite to indigenous New Hebrideans

    Criminal - No. 73

    30 Aug 1912

    *Ministère Public c. Willy & Moussé

    Criminal - No. 74

    3 Sept 1912

    †Public Prosecutor v. Willy & Moussé
    Supply of alcohol to indigenous New Hebrideans

    Criminal - No. 74

    3 Sept 1912

    *Ministère Public c. Guitel

    Criminal - No. 75

    6 Sept 1912

    †Public Prosecutor v. Guitel
    Judgment in default of appearance - faulty charge

    Criminal - No. 75

    6 Sept 1912

    * Ministère Public c. Chauvière & Watt
    * Ministère Public c. Willy & Marin

    Criminal - No. 76 & 77

    10 Sept 1912

    †Public Prosecutor v. Chauvière & Watt
    †Public Prosecutor v. Willy & Marin

    Criminal - No. 76 & 77

    10 Sept 1912

    Re: Robins
    Supply of alcohol to indigenous New Hebrideans

    Criminal - No. 78

    13 Sept 1912

    †Jacomb (acting for Joseph) v. Salvin
    Restitution of property

    Civil - No. 79

    13 Sept 1912

    *Jacomb (agissant au nom de Joseph) c. Salvin

    Civil - No. 79

    13 Sept 1912

    *Makekon c. Mattei

    Civil

    13 & 17 Sept 1912

    †Makekon v. Mattei
    Claim for damages for kidnapping; application of French law; civil & criminal procedure.
    (See Civil Case no. 103 below)

    Civil

    13 & 17 Sept 1912

    * Ministère Public c. Pineau

    Criminal - No. 80, 81 & 82

    17 Sept 1912

    † Public Prosecutor v. Pineau
    Sale of cartridges and rifle to indigenous New Hebrideans
    Supply of alcohol to indigenous New Hebrideans

    Criminal - No. 80, 81 & 82

    17 Sept 1912

    Re: Latrobe
    Supply of alcohol to indigenous New Hebrideans

    Criminal - No. 85

    24 Sept 1912

    * Ministère Public c. Rodin

    Criminal - No. 86

    24 Sept 1912

    † Public Prosecutor v. Rodin
    Sale of cartridges to indigenous New Hebrideans

    Criminal - No. 86

    24 Sept 1912

    †Willy Wonjulia v. Roux
    Action to recover unpaid wages; Plaintiff from Solomon Islands - jurisdiction of Joint Court

    Civil - No. 83 & 84

    24 Sept 1912

    * Willy Wonjulia v. Roux

    Civil - No. 83 & 84

    24 Sept 1912

    * Ministère Public c. Salvin

    Criminal - No. 87

    27 Sept 1912

    † Public Prosecutor v. Salvin
    Supply of alcohol to indigenous New Hebrideans

    Criminal - No. 87

    27 Sept 1912

    Re: Barclay
    Failure to produce a bill of health
    Failure to exhibit a yellow flag on boat

    Criminal - No. 88

    27 Sept 1912

    * Ministère Public c. Chazot

    Criminal - No. 89

    27 Sept 1912

    † Public Prosecutor v. Chazot
    Supply of alcohol to indigenous New Hebrideans

    Criminal - No. 89

    27 Sept 1912

    * Ministère Public c. Chazot

    Criminal - No. 90

    28 Sept 1912

    † Public Prosecutor v. Chazot
    Supply of alcohol to indigenous New Hebrideans

    Criminal - No. 90

    28 Sept 1912

    * Ministère Public c. Chazot

    Criminal - No. 92

    1 Oct 1912

    † Public Prosecutor v. Chazot
    Supply of alcohol to indigenous New Hebrideans

    Criminal - No. 92

    1 Oct 1912

    * Ministère Public c. Chazot

    Criminal - No. 93

    1 Oct 1912

    † Public Prosecutor v. Chazot
    Supply of alcohol to indigenous New Hebrideans

    Criminal - No. 93

    1 Oct 1912

    * Ministère Public c. Chazot

    Criminal - No. 94

    1 Oct 1912

    † Public Prosecutor v. Chazot
    Supply of alcohol to indigenous New Hebrideans

    Criminal - No. 94

    1 Oct 1912

    *Kalsakau c. Courtois

    Civil - No. 91

    1 Oct 1912

    † Kalsakau c. Courtois
    Customary land - action to evict lessee; application of French law.

    Civil - No. 91

    1 Oct 1912

    * Ministère Public c. Omas alias Joseph

    Criminal - No. 95

    3 Oct 1912

    † Public Prosecutor v. Omas alias Joseph
    Trespass with threats or violence - extenuating circumstances.

    Criminal - No. 95

    3 Oct 1912

    * Ministère Public c. Chazot

    Criminal - No. 99

    4 Oct 1912

    † Public Prosecutor v. Chazot
    Supply of alcohol to indigenous New Hebrideans

    Criminal - No. 99

    4 Oct 1912

    * Ministère Public c. Rodin

    Criminal - No. 100

    4 Oct 1912

    † Public Prosecutor v. Rodin
    Supply of alcohol to indigenous New Hebrideans

    Criminal - No. 100

    4 Oct 1912

    *Neai c. de Béchade

    Civil - No. 96

    4 Oct 1912

    †Neai c. de Béchade
    Claim for damages for illegal recruitment and wrongful detention; jurisdiction of Joint Court re detention in Noumea.

    Civil - No. 96

    4 Oct 1912

    † Jack v. Repiquet
    Claim for moneys owed; role of French Resident Commissioner.

    Civil - No. 97

    4 Oct 1912

    *Jack c. Repiquet

    Civil - No. 97

    4 Oct 1912

    *Kotoui c. Sicard

    Civil - No. 98

    4 Oct 1912

    † Kotoui v. Sicard
    Claim for unpaid wages.

    Civil - No. 98

    4 Oct 1912

    *Lacon c. Hoarau

    Civil - No. 101

    8 Oct 1912

    †Lacon v. Hoarau
    Claim for unpaid wages.

    Civil - No. 101

    8 Oct 1912

    *Manou c. Tristani

    Civil - No. 102

    8 Oct 1912

    †Manou v. Tristani
    Claim for unpaid wages and other benefits.

    Civil - No. 102

    8 Oct 1912

    *Makekon c. Mattei

    Civil - No. 103

    8 Oct 1912

    †Makekon v. Mattei
    Claim for damages for kidnapping.
    (See also Civil Case 112 below)

    Civil - No. 103

    8 Oct 1912

    Re: Roche
    Illegal keeping and employment of labourers.

    Criminal - No. 104

    11 Oct 1912

    * Ministère Public c. "Nam" Van Guyen

    Criminal - No. 105

    15 Oct 1912

    †Public Prosecutor v. "Nam" Van Guyen
    Supply of alcohol to indigenous New Hebrideans

    Criminal - No. 105

    15 Oct 1912

    Re: Barclay
    Ommission of declaration of engagement of labourers

    Criminal - No. 106

    25 Oct 1912

    * Ministère Public c. Montaigne

    Criminal - No. 107

    11 Nov 1912

    †Public Prosecutor v. Montaigne
    Illegal recruitment.

    Criminal - No. 107

    11 Nov 1912

    Re: Fraser
    Illegal recruitment - procedure.

    Criminal - No. 108

    12 Nov 1912

    * Ministère Public c. Montaigne

    Criminal - No. 109

    13 Nov 1912

    †Public Prosecutor v. Montaigne
    Supply of alcohol to indigenous New Hebrideans

    Criminal - No. 109

    13 Nov 1912

    Re: Young
    Supply of alcohol to indigenous New Hebrideans

    Criminal - No. 110

    15 Nov 1912

    *Mattei c. Makekon

    Criminal - No. 112

    15 Nov 1912

    †Mattei v. Makekon
    Appeal against default judgment; defence to kidnapping charge - arrest made in good faith.

    Criminal - No. 112

    15 Nov 1912

    Re: Capel
    Taking on board a boat an indigenous New Hebridean without a travelling permit.

    Criminal - No. 111

    19 Nov 1912

    *Larlisarly & Kalwater c. Juillet

    Civil - No. 113

    26 Nov 1912

    †Larlisarly & Kalwater v. Juillet
    Claim for damages for killing pigs.

    Civil - No. 113

    26 Nov 1912

    *Bob c. Vieux

    Civil - No. 114

    26 Nov 1912

    †Bob v. Vieux
    Claim for unpaid wages.
    (See also Civil Case 117)

    Civil - No. 114

    26 Nov 1912

    * Ministère Public c. Déméné

    Criminal - No. 115

    29 Nov 1912

    †Public Prosecutor v. Déméné
    Supply of alcohol to indigenous New Hebrideans

    Criminal - No. 115

    29 Nov 1912

    * Ministère Public c. Chazot

    Criminal - No. 116

    29 Nov 1912

    † Public Prosecutor v. Chazot
    Supply of alcohol to indigenous New Hebrideans

    Criminal - No. 116

    29 Nov 1912

    * Ministère Public c. Denage

    Criminal - No. 118

    6 Dec 1912

    † Public Prosecutor v. Denage
    Supply of alcohol to indigenous New Hebrideans

    Criminal - No. 118

    6 Dec 1912

    Re: Huxumah or Focomah
    Supply of alcohol to indigenous New Hebrideans   

    Criminal - No. 119

    6 Dec 1912

    *Bob c. Vieux

    Civil - No. 117

    6 Dec 1912

    † Bob v. Vieux
    Claim for unpaid wages
    (See also Civil Case 122)

    Civil - No. 117

    6 Dec 1912

    * Ministère Public c. Paul

    Criminal - No. 120

    10 Dec 1912

    † Public Prosecutor v. Paul
    Illegal recruiting

    Criminal - No. 120

    10 Dec 1912

    * Ministère Public c. Guilloneau

    Criminal - No. 121

    10 Dec 1912

    † Public Prosecutor v. Guiiloneau
    Supply of alcohol to indigenous New Hebrideans

    Criminal - No. 121

    10 Dec 1912

    * Ministère Public c. Cariou

    Criminal - No. 124

    13 Dec 1912

    † Public Prosecutor v. Cariou
    Supply of alcohol to indigenous New Hebrideans

    Criminal - No. 124

    13 Dec 1912

    * Ministère Public c. Cariou

    Criminal - No. 125

    13 Dec 1912

    † Public Prosecutor v. Cariou
    Supply of alcohol to indigenous New Hebrideans

    Criminal - No. 125

    13 Dec 1912

    * Ministère Public c. Cariou

    Criminal - No. 126

    13 Dec 1912

    † Public Prosecutor v. Cariou
    Supply of alcohol to indigenous New Hebrideans

    Criminal - No. 126

    13 Dec 1912

    * Ministère Public c. Cariou

    Criminal - No. 127

    13 Dec 1912

    † Public Prosecutor v. Cariou
    Supply of alcohol to indigenous New Hebrideans

    Criminal - No. 127

    13 Dec 1912

    * Ministère Public c. Anger

    Criminal - No. 128

    13 Dec 1912

    † Public Prosecutor v. Anger
    Supply of alcohol to indigenous New Hebrideans

    Criminal - No. 128

    13 Dec 1912

    * Ministère Public c. Vigoreux

    Criminal - No. 129

    13 Dec 1912

    † Public Prosecutor v. Vigoreux
    Illegally transporting indigenous New Hebrideans - procedure

    Criminal - No. 129

    13 Dec 1912

    *Bob c. Vieux et Picot

    Civil - No. 122

    13 Dec 1912

    † Bob v. Vieux et Picot
    Claim for unpaid wages

    Civil - No. 122

    13 Dec 1912

    *Santoa et Totoa c. Vieux et Picot

    Civil - No. 123

    13 Dec 1912

    † Santo & Totoa v. Vieux et Picot
    Claim for unpaid wages    

    Civil - No. 123

    13 Dec 1912

Volume 2 (1913-1915)

JOINT COURT OF THE NEW HEBRIDES
(Sitting from 15 October 1910)

Index Compiled by Robynne Blake & Geoff Boon
University of the South Pacific

* Indicates the Judgment is in the French language.
† Indicates the judgment is handwritten.

  • 1913

    Case name

        

    Action

        

    Date of judgment

    *Ministere Public c. Chazot
    Supply of alcohol to indigenous New Hebrideans

    Criminal - No. 155

    15 Feb 1913

    * Ministere Public c. Lané
    Supply of alcohol to indigenous New Hebrideans

    Criminal - No. 156

    15 Feb 1913

    * Ministere Public c. Fessard
    Supply of alcohol to indigenous New Hebrideans

    Criminal - No.s 130-131

    18 Feb 1913

    The Public Prosecutor v. Fessard
    Supply of alcohol to indigenous New Hebrideans

    Criminal - No.s 132-146

    18 Feb 1913

    * Ministere Public c. Fessard
    Supply of alcohol to indigenous New Hebrideans

    Criminal - No.s 147-149

    18 Feb 1913

    * Ministere Public c. Chazot
    Supply of alcohol to indigenous New Hebrideans

    Criminal - No.s 150-153

    21 Feb 1913

    * Ministere Public c. Peyras
    Supply of alcohol to indigenous New Hebrideans

    Criminal - No. 154

    21 Feb 1913

    * Ministere Public c. Raguet
    Supply of alcohol to indigenous New Hebrideans

    Criminal - No. 157

    21 & 28 Feb 1913

    * Ministere Public c. Chazot
    Supply of alcohol to indigenous New Hebrideans

    Criminal - No. 158

    28 Feb 1913

    Ministere Public c. Paama
    Fraudulently obtaining an item

    Criminal - No. 159

    4 Mar 1913

    * Ministere Public c. Lasserre
    Ill treatment of an employee

    Criminal - No. 160

    4 Mar 1913

    Re: Fraser
    Engaging a New Hebridean woman without the consent of her husband

    No. 161

    11 Mar 1913

    *Taoui c. Frouin

    Civil - No. 162

    14 Mar 1913

    † Taoui v. Frouin
    Claim for unpaid wages

    Civil - No. 162

    14 Mar 1913

    *Ministère Public c L’Epplattenier
    Illegal recruitment & Engaging a New Hebridean woman without the consent of her husband or chief

    Criminal - No. 165

    15 Mar 1913

    *Ministère Public c L’Epplattenier

    Criminal - No. 165

    25 Mar 1913

    *Jack c Mathieu
    Claim for unpaid wages

    Civil - No. 163

    25 Mar 1913

    †Jack v Mathieu
    Claim for wages and repatriation to Pentecost

    Civil - No. 163

    25 Mar 1913

    *Ministère Public c Draghicewicz
    Sale of alcohol to indigenous New Hebrideans

    Criminal - No. 164

    29 Mar 1913

    The Public Prosecutor v Roche
    Supply of alcohol to indigenous New Hebrideans

    Criminal - No. 166

    1 Apr 1913

    *Ministère Public c Frouin
    Payment in tokens rather than money contrary to regulations

    Criminal - No. 167

    29 Mar 1913

    *Ministère Public c Frouin
    Payment in tokens rather than money

    Criminal - No. 167

    4 Apr 1913

    *Ministère Public c Chaniel
    Captain of a vessel unloading cargo at different ports in the archipelago without authorisation

    Criminal - No. 169

    4 Apr 1913

    *Ministère Public c Chaniel
    Captain of a vessel unloading cargo at different ports in the archipelago without authorisation

    Criminal - No. 169

    8 Apr 1913

    *Ministère Public c Chaniel
    Captain of an incoming  vessel must land first at Port Vila, as a port open to commerce or receive authorisation

    Criminal - No. 170

    8 Apr 1913

    *Kalmet c Roux
    Judgment by default; Recovery of Arrears of wages

    Civil - No. 168

    8 Apr 1913

    †Kalmet v Roux

    Civil - No. 168

    8 Apr 1913

    *Ministère Public c Colvert
    Supply of alcohol to indigenous New Hebrideans

    Criminal - No. 175

    16 Apr 1913

    *Ministère Public c Naturel
    Obstruction in the course of his duties

    Criminal - No. 171

    25 Apr 1913

    *Ministère Public c Kanakouine
    Supply of alcohol to indigenous New Hebrideans

    Criminal - No. 172

    29 Apr 1913

    *Roux c Kalmet
    Appeal of case of 8 Apr 1913 due to non-representation

    Civil - No. 173

    29 Apr 1913

    †Roux v Kalmet
    Appeal; Judgment confirmed

    Civil - No. 173

    29 Apr 1913

    *Ministère Public c Cronstedt
    Supply of alcohol to indigenous New Hebrideans

    Criminal - No. 174

    6 May 1913

    The Public Prosecutor v Campbell
    Captain of a vessel entering Vila Harbour without showing a yellow flag

    Criminal - No. 176

    16 May 1913

    The Public Prosecutor v Fraser
    Supply of alcohol to indigenous New Hebrideans

    Criminal - No. 177

    16 May 1913

    The Public Prosecutor v Fraser
    Recruiting without a license

    Criminal - No. 178

    19 May 1913

    The Public Prosecutor v Fraser
    Supply of alcohol to indigenous New Hebrideans

    Criminal - No. 179

    19 May 1913

    *Ministère Public c Willie
    Engaging a New Hebridean woman without the consent of her husband

    Criminal - No. 180

    19 May 1913

    *Bombalak c Roux
    Recovery of Arrears of wages

    Civil - No. 181

    20 May 1913

    †Bombalak v Roux

    Civil - No. 181

    21 May 1913

    *Jack c Mathieux
    Recovery of Arrears of wages

    Civil - No. 182

    23 May 1913

    †Jack v Mathieux

    Civil - No. 182

    23 May 1913

    *Jack c Mathieux
    Claim for recovery of arrears of wages

    Civil - No. 182

    13 May 1913

    †Jack v Mathieux

    Civil - No. 182

    13 May 1913

    *Ministère Public c Stuart et Wright
    Illegal recruitment without free consent

    Criminal - No. 183

    30 May 1913

    *Ministère Public c Hubert
    Supply of alcohol to indigenous New Hebrideans

    Criminal - No. 184

    30 May 1913

    †Public Prosecutor v Hubert

    Criminal - No. 184

    30 May 1913

    *Ministère Public c Denage
    Supply of alcohol to indigenous New Hebrideans

    Criminal - No. 185

    24 Jun 1913

    †Public Prosecutor v Denage

    Criminal - No. 185

    24 Jun 1913

    Public Prosecutor v Jacomb
    Detaining indigenous New Hebrideans under re-engagement

    Criminal - No. 186

    1 Jul 1913

    *Ministère Public c Stuart et Wright
    Detaining indigenous New Hebrideans and non-repatriation at the expiry of their contract

    Criminal - No. 187

    11 Jul 1913

    *Ministère Public c Mayaud
    Supply of alcohol to indigenous New Hebrideans

    Criminal - No. 188

    11 Jul 1913

    *Ministère Public c Mayaud

    Criminal - No. 188

    11 Jul 1913

    *Ministère Public c Mayaud

    Criminal - No. 188

    11 Jul 1913

    *Ministère Public c Mayaud

    Criminal - No. 188

    18 Jul 1913

    Public Prosecutor v Simondsen
    Not notifying re-engagement of labourers & recruiting without a license

    Criminal - No. 189

    11 Jul 1913

    *Ministère Public c Mayaud
    Supply of alcohol to indigenous New Hebrideans

    Criminal - No. 190

    13 Jul 1913

    *Ministère Public c Mayaud
    Appeal of earlier judgment

    Criminal - No. 190

    4 Dec 1913

    Public Prosecutor v Hokomah
    Supply of alcohol to indigenous New Hebrideans

    Criminal - No. 191

    18 Jul 1913

    *Ministère Public c Douyere
    Supply of alcohol to indigenous New Hebrideans

    Criminal - No.s 192-6

    18 Jul 1913

    Public Prosecutor v Spooner
    Supply of alcohol to New Hebrideans

    Criminal - No. 197

    18 Jul 1913

    Public Prosecutor v Thomas
    Recruiting New Hebrideans without a license

    Criminal - No. 198

    22 Jul 1913

    Public Prosecutor v Thomas & Thomas
    Employment of natives without restriction for more than 3 months

    Criminal - No. 199

    22 Jul 1913

    Public Prosecutor v Thomas & Thomas
    Employment of New Hebrideans who had not previously served with a non native for 5 years

    Criminal - No. 200

    22 Jul 1913

    Public Prosecutor v Wells
    Engagement of a New Hebridean woman without the consent of her husband

    Criminal - No. 201

    1 Aug 1913

    *Ministère Public c Aleck
    Theft

    Criminal - No. 203

    8 Aug 1913

    Public Prosecutor v Mara
    Theft

    Criminal - No. 204

    8 Aug 1913

    *Ministère Public c Fessard
    Sale of alcohol to indigenous New Hebrideans

    Criminal - No.s 205-14

    12 Aug 1913

    *Ministère Public c Engosse
    Sale of alcohol to indigenous New Hebrideans

    Criminal - No. 215

    12 Aug 1913

    *Ministère Public c Estripeaut
    Contempt of court by bailiff

    Criminal - No. 216

    13 Aug 1913

    *Ministère Public c Tarmesse
    Assault

    Criminal - No. 217

    18 Aug 1913

    *Ministère Public c L’Epplattenier
    Recruiting without free consent

    Criminal - No. 218

    19 Aug 1913

    *Ministère Public c N’Guyen
    Supply of alcohol to indigenous New Hebrideans

    Criminal - No. 219

    9 Sep 1913

    *Ministère Public c Hoarau
    Supply of alcohol to indigenous New Hebrideans

    Criminal - No. 220

    9 Sep 1913

    *Ministère Public c Denage
    Supply of alcohol to indigenous New Hebrideans

    Criminal - No. 221

    9 Sep 1913

    *Ministère Public c Giron
    Supply of alcohol to indigenous New Hebrideans

    Criminal - No. 222

    3 Oct 1913

    *Ministère Public c Avelot
    Supply of alcohol to indigenous New Hebrideans

    Criminal - No. 223

    3 Oct 1913

    *Ministère Public c N’Guyen
    Supply of alcohol to indigenous New Hebrideans

    Criminal - No. 224

    3 Oct 1913

    *Ministère Public c Phan
    Supply of alcohol to indigenous New Hebrideans

    Criminal - No. 226

    7 Oct 1913

    Public Prosecutor v Martell
    Supply of alcohol to indigenous New Hebrideans

    Criminal - No. 227

    7 Oct 1913

    *Therese, Ambon, Boulet Tarry et al c L’Hopital
    Arrears of wages

    Civil - No. 225

    7 Oct 1913

    Public Prosecutor v MacDonald
    Supply of alcohol to indigenous New Hebrideans

    Criminal - No. 228

    17 Oct 1913

    *Ministère Public c M et Mme Payet
    Supply of alcohol to indigenous New Hebrideans

    Criminal - No. 229

    31 Oct 1913

    *Ministère Public c M et Mme Payet

    Criminal - No. 229

    31 Oct 1913

    *Ministère Public c Champion
    Immigration & health requirements for visiting ships

    Criminal - No. 230

    18 Nov 1913

    *Ministère Public c Roro
    Theft

    Criminal - No. 231

    18 Nov 1913

    *Ministère Public c Johns
    Sale of firearms to indigenous New Hebrideans

    Criminal - No. 232

    21 Nov 1913

    Public Prosecutor v Johns
    Supply of alcohol to indigenous New Hebrideans

    Criminal - No. 233

    21 Nov 1913

    *Ministère Public c Taritaga et consorts
    Destruction of property & coconut trees

    Criminal - No. ?

    28 Nov 1913

    *Ministère Public c Banga, Saamaroubou et Quoique
    Murder, theft & use of explosives to destroy property

    Criminal - No. 234

    5 Dec 1913

  • 1914

    Case name

        

    Action

        

    Date of judgment

    Johns v Supa
    Claim for costs

    Civil - No. 235

    13 Feb 1914

    Public Prosecutor v Young
    Supply of alcohol to indigenous New Hebrideans

    Criminal - No. 237

    20 Feb 1914

    *Ministère Public c Mathieux
    Supply of alcohol to indigenous New Hebrideans

    Criminal - No. 238

    20 Feb 1914

    Johns v Te Tongoa
    Document rendered void by lack of consent in which it was executed and damages

    Civil - No. 239

    10 Mar 1914

    *Ministère Publicc Ongouè et Robert
    Causing grievous bodily harm  upon settlers

    Criminal - No. 240

    10 Mar 1914

    *Ministère Public c La Société des Comptoirs Français des Nouvelle-Hébrides
    Importation of goods without payment of duty

    Criminal - No. 241

    17 Apr 1914

    *Ministère Public c de Bechade
    Importation of goods without payment of duty

    Criminal - No. 242

    17 Apr 1914

    Public Prosecutor v Numbus
    Breaking & entering with intent to steal

    Criminal - No. 243

    17 Apr 1914

    *Ministère Public c Olhen
    Supply of alcohol to indigenous New Hebrideans

    Criminal - No. 244

    21 Apr 1914

    Natives of Tahi (Paama) v Natives of Tavalie (Paama)
    Land claim re occupation following conquest

    Civil - No. 245

    26 May 914

    *Ministère Public c Etman, Arthur et Jimmy
    Theft of alcohol

    Criminal - No. 247

    22 May 1914

    *Ministère Public c Rodin
    Supply of alcohol to indigenous New Hebrideans

    Criminal - No. 248

    7 Jul 1914

    *Ministère Public c Pesnel
    Sale of ammunition to indigenous New Hebrideans

    Criminal - No. 249

    10 Jul 1914

    *Ministère Public c Ludeau
    Supply of alcohol to indigenous New Hebrideans

    Criminal - No. 250

    24 Jul 1914

    *Ministère Public c Ludeau
    Supply of alcohol to indigenous New Hebrideans

    Criminal - No. 250

    24 Jul 1914

    *Alfred, Joë, Karoona et Silas c Gauthier
    Illegal engagement of labour

    Criminal - No. 251

    11 Sep 1914

    *Alfred, Joë, Karoona et Silas c Mazoyer
    Illegal recruiting of labour

    Criminal - No. 252

    11 Sep 1914

    *Ministère Public c Pesnel
    Sale of firearms & ammunition to indigenous New Hebrideans

    Criminal - No. 253

    15 Sep 1914

  • 1915

    Case name

        

    Action

        

    Date of judgment

    *Ministère Public c Doutreleau
    Supply of alcohol to indigenous New Hebrideans

    Criminal - No.s 254-6

    2 Jul 1915

    *Ministère Public c Avelot
    Supply of alcohol to indigenous New Hebrideans

    Criminal - No. 257

    2 Jul 1915

    *Ministère Public c Léon
    Use of dynamite for fishing in Port Vila

    Criminal - No. 258

    2 Jul 1915

    *Ministère Public c Salvin
    Assault on an indigenous woman employee

    Criminal - No. 259

    6 Jul 1915

    *Ministère Public c Fauque
    Engaging an indigenous New Hebridean woman without the consent of her husband or in his absence the chief

    Criminal - No. 260

    9 Jul 1915

    *Ministère Public c Payet
    Supply of alcohol to indigenous New Hebrideans

    Criminal - No. 261

    6 Aug 1915

    *Ministère Public c Anger
    Boats to display navigation lights at night in Port Vila

    No. 262

    10 Aug 1915

    *Ministère Public c La Société des Comptoirs Français des Nouvelles-Hébrides
    Illegal engagement of labour

    Criminal - No. 263

    20 Aug 1915

    *Ministère Public c Coursin
    Failure to remit unpaid wages & effects to the relevant authority following the death of an employee

    Criminal - No. 264

    14 Sep 1915

    *Ministère Public c Ludeau
    Importation of a consignment of rum before a tariff was declared; whether the tariff is payable

    Civil - No. 270

    17 Sep 1915

    *Ministère Public c Coursin
    Failure to remit unpaid wages & effects to the relevant authority following the death of an employee

    Criminal - No. 264

    21 Sep 1915

    *Ministère Public c Carmichael
    Detaining and removing contracted labourer without the approval of his employer

    Criminal - No. 265

    21 Sep 1915

    *Ministère Public c Volcy
    Supply of alcohol to indigenous New Hebrideans

    Criminal - No. 266

    21 Sep 1915

    *Ministère Public c Fessard
    Supply of alcohol to indigenous New Hebrideans

    Criminal - No. 267

    28 Sep 1915

    *Ministère Public c Ludeau
    Supply of alcohol to indigenous New Hebrideans

    No. 268

    8 Oct 1915

    *Ministère Public c Balbang
    Assault causing grievous bodily harm

    No. 269

    19 Oct 1915

    *Ministère Public c Ludeau
    Importation of a consignment of rum before a tariff was imposed; whether a tariff is payable

    No. 270

    22 Oct 1915

    *Ministère Public c Meriau
    Supply of alcohol to indigenous New Hebrideans

    No. 271

    19 Nov 1915

    *Ministère Public c Renevier
    Supply of alcohol to indigenous New Hebrideans

    No. 272

    19 Nov 1915

    *Ministère Public c Charlot
    Captain of an incoming vessel must fly a yellow flag during day and a green light at night in Port Vila and comply with health quarantine regulations

    Criminal - No. 273

    23 Nov 1915

    *Ministère Public c Naturel
    Illegal recruiting of indigenous New Hebrideans

    Criminal - No. 275

    23 Nov 1915

    *Ministère Public c Langlois
    Use of explosives in fishing

    Criminal - No. 274

    30 Nov 1915

Volume 3 (1916-1919)

JOINT COURT OF THE NEW HEBRIDES
(Sitting from 7 January 1916)


Index Compiled by Jenny Binihi
University of the South Pacific

* Indicates the judgment is in the French language
† Indicates the judgment is handwritten

  • 1916

    Case name

        

    Action

        

    Date of judgment

    *Ministère Public c Naturel
    Illegal recruiting

    Criminal No. 275

    7 Jan 1916

    Public Prosecutor v Jack Alla,  Macmor and Tavanata
    Malicious damage

    Criminal No. 276

    7 Jan 1916

    Public Prosecutor v MacPherson
    Supply of alcohol to indigenous New Hebrideans

    Criminal No. 278

    10 Jan 1916

    *Ministère Public c Carmichael
    Requirement for boats in Port Vila to display a light at night

    Criminal No. 277

    11 Jan 1916

    *Ministère Public c Doutreleau
    Supply of alcohol to indigenous New Hebrideans

    Criminal No. 279

    18 Jan 1916

    *Ministère Public c Rodin
    Maritime offence

    Criminal No. 280

    18 Jan 1916

    Ministère Public c Carmichael
    Supply of alcohol to indigenous New Hebrideans

    Criminal No. 281

    25 Jan 1916

    Ministère Public c Rodin
    Supply of explosives to indigenous New Hebrideans

    Criminal No. 282

    28 Jan 1916

    *Ministère Public c Kabar
    Supply of alcohol to indigenous New Hebrideans

    Criminal No. 2"83"

    5 May 1916

    *Ministère Public c Hassler
    Supply of alcohol to indigenous New Hebrideans

    Criminal No. 284

    9 May 1916

    *Ministère Public c Sakai
    Supply of alcohol to indigenous New Hebrideans

    Criminal No. 285

    16 Jun 1916

    Public Prosecutor v Tassow
    Theft; necessary period to service of summons not observed so case dismissed

    Criminal No. 286

    16 Jun 1916

    *Ministère Public c Lelecone
    Assault causing grievous bodily harm

    Criminal No. 287

    27 Jun 1916

    *Ministère Public c Patient
    Supply of alcohol to indigenous New Hebrideans

    Criminal No.s 288-9

    27 Jun 1916

    *Ministère Public c Sakai
    Supply of alcohol to indigenous New Hebrideans

    Criminal No. 290

    18 Jul 1916

    *Ministère Public c Ohlen
    Supply of alcohol to indigenous New Hebrideans

    Criminal No. 291

    18 Jul 1916

    Public Prosecutor v Coleman
    Supply of cartridges to indigenous New Hebrideans

    Criminal No. 293

    21 Jul 1916

    *Ministère Public c Pfeiffer
    Supply of alcohol to indigenous New Hebrideans

    Criminal No. 294

    21 Jul 1916

    *Ministère Public c Ossi
    Sale of alcohol without a licence

    Criminal No. 295

    21 Jul 1916

    *Ministère Public c Uguenin ; et Sakai, civilt. responsible
    Supply of alcohol to indigenous New Hebrideans

    Criminal No. 296

    25 Jul 1916

    *Ministère Public c Ha Van Gioi
    Supply of alcohol to indigenous New Hebrideans

    Criminal No. 297

    28 Jul 1916

    *Ministère Public c Poui
    Assault on employer

    Criminal No. 298

    1 Aug 1916

    *Ministère Public c Ha Van Gioi
    Supply of alcohol to indigenous New Hebrideans

    Criminal No. 299

    1 Aug 1916

    *Ministère Public c Arrighi
    Supply of alcohol to indigenous New Hebrideans

    Criminal No. 300

    8 Aug 1916

    *Ministère Public c Frouin
    Assault on a labourer in his service & mistreatment

    Criminal No. 301

    11 Aug 1916

    *Ministère Public c Pfeiffer
    Supply of alcohol to indigenous New Hebrideans

    Criminal No. 302

    11 Aug 1916

    Public Prosecutor v Kakae
    Supply of alcohol to indigenous New Hebrideans; defence of Article 59 of Convention of 20/10/1906 is applicable to non-natives and not natives

    Criminal No. 303

    25 Aug 1916

    *Ministère Public c Kakae

    Criminal No. 303

    25 Aug 1916

    *Ministère Public c Gautier
    Supply of alcohol to indigenous New Hebrideans

    Criminal No. 304

    5 Sep 1916

    *Ministère Public c Denage
    Supply of alcohol to indigenous New Hebrideans

    Criminal No. 305

    8 Sep 1916

    Public Prosecutor v Grube
    Supply of explosives to indigenous New Hebrideans

    Criminal No. 306

    22 Sep 1916

    *Ministère Public c Faucher
    Use of explosives for fishing in Port Vila

    Criminal No. 307

    22 Sep 1916

    *Ministère Public c Courtois
    Roaming of a horse in Port Vila

    Criminal No. 308

    31 Oct 1916

    *Ministère Public c Ihine
    Roaming of a horse in Port Vila

    Criminal No. 309

    31 Oct 1916

    *Ministère Public c Ihine
    Roaming of a horse in Port Vila

    Criminal No. 309

    31 Oct 1916

    *Ministère Public c De Barros
    Supply of alcohol to indigenous New Hebrideans

    Criminal No. 310

    24 Nov 1916

    Public Prosecutor v Dubbay
    Roaming of a horse in Port Vila

    Criminal No. 311

    19 Dec 1916

    *Ministère Public c Frouin
    Roaming of a horse in Port Vila

    Criminal No. 312

    22 Dec 1916

    *Ministère Public c Sari
    Use of explosives for fishing in the Erakor lagoon

    Criminal No. 313

    22 Dec 1916

    *Ministère Public c De Barros
    Supply of explosives to indigenous New Hebrideans

    Criminal No. 314

    22 Dec 1916

    *Ministère Public c Mosset
    Supply of alcohol to indigenous New Hebrideans

    Criminal No. 315

    22 Dec 1916

    *Ministère Public c Ouénéghène
    Supply of alcohol to indigenous New Hebrideans

    Criminal No. 316

    29 Dec 1916

    *Ministère Public c Ug Ickcho
    Supply of alcohol to indigenous New Hebrideans

    Criminal No. 317

    29 Dec 1916

    1918

    Case name

        

    Action

        

    Date of judgment

    *Ministère Public c Doutreleau
    Supply of alcohol to indigenous New Hebrideans

    Criminal No. 365

    28 Mar 1918

    Public Prosecutor v Joseph
    Riding of a horse at an immoderate pace in the streets of Port Vila

    Criminal No. 366

    2 Apr 1918

    Public Prosecutor v Hunt
    Supply of alcohol to indigenous New Hebrideans

    Criminal No. 367

    2 Apr 1918

    Public Prosecutor v Charlie
    Theft as a servant

    Criminal No. 368

    2 Apr 1918

    *Ministère Public c Huguenin
    Supply of alcohol to indigenous New Hebrideans

    Criminal No. 369

    9 Apr 1918

    *Ministère Public c Huguenin
    Supply of alcohol to indigenous New Hebrideans

    Criminal No. 370

    19 Apr 1918

    *Ministère Public c Andrè et Apou
    Theft

    Criminal No. 371

    26 Apr 1918

    *Ministère Public c Lecaime
    Supply of alcohol to indigenous New Hebrideans

    Criminal No. 372

    3 May 1918

    *Ministère Public c Charpentier
    Supply of alcohol to indigenous New Hebrideans

    Criminal No. 373

    7 Jun 1918

    *Ministère Public c Vincent
    Supply of alcohol to indigenous New Hebrideans

    Criminal No. 374

    21 Jun 1918

    *Ministère Public c Payet
    Supply of alcohol to indigenous New Hebrideans

    Criminal No.s 375-6

    9 Aug 1918

    *Ministère Public c Dillenseger
    Supply of alcohol to indigenous New Hebrideans

    Criminal No. 377

    20 Aug 1918

    *Ministère Public c Doutreleau
    Supply of alcohol to indigenous New Hebrideans

    Criminal No. 378

    30 Aug 1918

    *Ministère Public c Baudin
    Recruiting an indigenous woman without the consent of her husband

    Criminal No. 379

    10 Sep 1918

    *Ministère Public c Peyrolles
    Recruiting an indigenous New Hebridean who is already under contract of employment

    Criminal No. 380

    13 Sep 1918

    *Ministère Public c Russet
    Recruiting an indigenous New Hebridean who is already under contract of employment

    Criminal No. 381

    13 Sep 1918

    *Ministère Public c Ohlen
    Supply of alcohol to indigenous New Hebrideans

    Criminal No. 382

    27 Sep 1918

    *Ministère Pubic c Bladinnieres
    Supply of alcohol to indigenous New Hebrideans

    Criminal No. 3"83"

    1 Oct 1918

    *LeClerc c Ministère Public
    Appeal of an earlier sentence for illegal recruiting of indigenous New Hebrideans

    Criminal No. 384

    3 Oct 1918

    *LeClerc c Ministère Public
    Appeal of an earlier sentence for illegal recruiting of indigenous New Hebrideans

    Criminal No. 385

    3 Oct 1918

    *Ministère Public c Ohlen
    Supply of alcohol to indigenous New Hebrideans

    Criminal No. 387

    11 Oct 1918

    *Ministère Public c Kalobof
    Theft

    Criminal No. 388

    11 Oct 1918

    Alcide v Kalmet

    Civil No. 386

    11 Oct 1918

    *Ministère Public c Louis, Tom et al
    Theft of a vessel

    Criminal No. 389

    18 Oct 1918

    *Marquis c Kaloa
    Custody of an illegitimate daughter

    Civil No. 390

    25 Oct 1918

    †Marquis v Kaloa

    Civil No. 390

    25 Oct 1918

    *Ministère Public c Watt
    Supply of alcohol to indigenous New Hebrideans

    Criminal No. 391

    5 Nov 1918

    *Ministère Public c Farraoul
    Supply of alcohol to indigenous New Hebrideans

    Criminal No. 392

    5 Nov 1918

    *Ministère Public c Quere
    Supply of alcohol to indigenous New Hebrideans

    Criminal No. 393

    15 Nov 1918

    *Ministère Public c Gunzo Izano
    Supply of alcohol to indigenous New Hebrideans

    Criminal No. 394

    19 Nov 1918

    *Ministère Public c Robet et Tesicone
    Careless use of a firearm injuring a studboar

    Criminal No. 395

    22 Nov 1918

    *Ministère Public c Scié
    Theft

    Criminal No. 396

    6 Dec 1918

    *Ministère Public c Ratard
    Distillation of alcohol for indigenous New Hebrideans

    Criminal No. 397

    17 Dec 1918

    *Ministère Public c Baudin
    Illegal recruiting and using violence to recruit

    Criminal No. 398

    17 Dec 1918

    *Ministère Public c Baudin
    Recruiting an indigenous New Hebridean woman without the consent of her husband

    Criminal No. 399

    18 Dec 1918

    *Ministère Public c Balen
    Recruiting indigenous New Hebridean women without the consent of their husbands

    Criminal No. 400

    18 Dec 1918

    *Ministère Public c Goudard
    Supply of alcohol to indigenous New Hebrideans

    Criminal No. 401

    31 Dec 1918

  • 1917

    Case name

        

    Action

        

    Date of judgment

    Public Prosecutor v Stronge
    Roaming of a cow in Port Vila

    Criminal No. 336

    27 Apr 1917

    Public Prosecutor v Hunt
    Roaming of a horse in Port Vila

    Criminal No. 337

    27 Apr 1917

    *Ministère Public c Sablan
    Supply of alcohol to indigenous New Hebrideans

    Criminal No. 318

    10 Apr 1917

    *Ministère Public c Pouy 11, Toe, Tom & Youap
    Theft from their employer

    Criminal No. 319

    10 Apr 1917

    *Ministère Public c Poignand
    Supply of explosives to indigenous New Hebrideans

    Criminal No. 320

    13 Apr 1917

    *Ministère Public c Rousseau
    Roaming of a horse in Port Vila

    Criminal No. 321

    17 Apr 1917

    *Ministère Public c Rousseau
    Roaming of a cow in Port Vila

    Criminal No. 322

    17 Apr 1917

    *Ministère Public c Nicolas
    Roaming of a horse in Port Vila

    Criminal No. 323

    17 Apr 1917

    *Ministère Public c Agez
    Roaming of a mare and her foal in Port Vila

    Criminal No. 324

    17 Apr 1917

    *Ministère Public c Courtois
    Roaming of a horse in Port Vila

    Criminal No. 325

    20 Apr 1917

    *Ministère Public c Kabard
    Roaming of a horse in Port Vila

    Criminal No. 326

    20 Apr 1917

    *Ministère Public c Austin
    Roaming of a horse in Port Vila

    Criminal No. 327

    20 Apr 1917

    *Ministère Public c Faucher
    Roaming of a horse in Port Vila

    Criminal No. 328

    20 Apr 1917

    *Ministère Public c Blanchard
    Supply of cartridges to indigenous New Hebrideans

    Criminal No. 329

    24 Apr 1917

    *Ministère Public c Nicolas
    Roaming of a horse in Port Vila

    Criminal No. 330

    24 Apr 1917

    *Ministère Public c Rolland
    Roaming of a horse in Port Vila

    Criminal No. 331

    24 Apr 1917

    *Ministère Public c Ug Chi Khuong
    Supply of alcohol to indigenous New Hebrideans

    Criminal No. 332

    24 Apr 1917

    *Ministère Public c Pfeiffer
    Supply of alcohol to indigenous New Hebrideans

    Criminal No. 333

    24 Apr 1917

    Public Prosecutor v MacKenzie
    Roaming of a cow in Port Vila

    Criminal No.s 334-5

    27 Apr 1917

    *Ministère Public c Tesserac
    Supply of alcohol to indigenous New Hebrideans

    Criminal No. 338

    8 May 1917

    *Ministère Public c Pouillet
    Supply of alcohol to indigenous New Hebrideans

    Criminal No. 339

    8 May 1917

    *Ministère Public c Louis
    Supply of alcohol to indigenous New Hebrideans

    Criminal No. 340

    11 May 1917

    Public Prosecutor v Kara
    Supply of alcohol to indigenous New Hebrideans

    Criminal No. 341

    18 May 1917

    *Ministère Public c Tabicanboy
    Supply of alcohol to indigenous New Hebrideans

    Criminal No. 343

    22 May 1917

    *Ministère Public c Leconte
    Supply of alcohol to indigenous New Hebrideans

    Criminal No. 344

    22 May 1917

    *Ministère Public c Vincent
    Supply of alcohol to indigenous New Hebrideans

    Criminal No. 345

    25 May 1917

    *Ministère Public c Huguenin
    Supply of alcohol to indigenous New Hebrideans

    Criminal No. 346

    25 May 1917

    *Ministère Public c Ohlen
    Keeping a bar after hours

    Criminal No. 347

    29 May 1917

    *Ministère Public c Frank
    Supply of alcohol to indigenous New Hebrideans

    Criminal No. 348

    29 May 1917

    *Ministère Public c Kara
    Supply of alcohol to indigenous New Hebrideans

    Criminal No. 342

    8 Jun 1917

    *Ministère Public c Jimmy
    Supply of alcohol to indigenous New Hebrideans

    Criminal No. 349

    8 Jun 1917

    Public Prosecutor v Kara
    Supply of alcohol to indigenous New Hebrideans

    Criminal No. 350

    31 Jul 1917

    *Ministère Public c Boulerand
    Supply of alcohol to indigenous New Hebrideans

    Criminal No. 351

    31 Jul 1917

    *Ministère Public c Willie
    Supply of alcohol to indigenous New Hebrideans

    Criminal No. 352

    31 Jul 1917

    *Ministère Public c De Barros
    Supply of alcohol to indigenous New Hebrideans

    Criminal No. 353

    17 Aug 1917

    Public Prosecutor v Maeda
    Supply of alcohol to indigenous New Hebrideans

    Criminal No. 354

    14 Sep 1917

    *Ministère Public c N’guyen Van Dao
    Supply of alcohol to indigenous New Hebrideans

    Criminal No. 355

    14 Sep 1917

    *Ministère Public c Naturel
    Receiving and employing 2 labourers without the agreement of their employer

    Criminal No. 356

    13 Nov 1917

    *Ministère Public c Maele, Sonne, Mael, Tom One, Pita, Sam, Mones, Marc, Avok, Bob et Boule
    Theft of a whaleboat and abscondment

    Criminal No. 357

    4 Dec 1917

    *Ministère Public c Volcy
    Supply of alcohol to indigenous New Hebrideans

    Criminal No. 359

    4 Dec 1917

    *Ministère Public c Doutreleau
    Supply of alcohol to indigenous New Hebrideans

    Criminal No. 360

    4 Dec 1917

    Public Prosecutor v Pouy 11
    Theft from a native
    French laws imposing penalties don’t come into force until they have been published and the present Convention hasn’t been published in French

    Criminal No. 363

    14 Dec 1917

    Willy et al of Lelepa v Capt. Ashton
    Request for an order of restraint to be issued by the court over land in Havannah Harbour

    Civil No. 358

    18 Dec 1917

    Willy et al of Lelepa v Capt. Ashton
    Separate Judgment by the French Judge of the Joint Court

    Civil No. 358

    18 Dec 1917

    Willy et al of Lelepa v Capt. Ashton
    Separate Judgment of the President of the Joint Court

    Civil No. 358

    18 Dec 1917

    Willy et al of Lelepa v Capt. Ashton
    Separate Judgment of the British Judge of the Joint Court

    Civil No. 358

    18 Dec 1917

    *Willy et al of Lelepa c Capt. Ashton

    Civil No. 358

    18 Dec 1917

    *Willy et al of Lelepa c Capt. Ashton

    Civil No. 358

    18 Dec 1917

    *Willy et al of Lelepa c Capt. Ashton

    Civil No. 358

    18 Dec 1917

    *Willy et al of Lelepa c Capt. Ashton

    Civil No. 358

    18 Dec 1917

    *Ministère Public c Doutreleau
    Supply of alcohol to indigenous New Hebrideans

    Criminal No. 364

    24 Dec 1917

    1919

    Case name

        

    Action

        

    Date of judgment

    *Ministère Public c Kart
    Supply of alcohol to indigenous New Hebrideans

    Criminal No. 402

    27 May 1919

    Public Prosecutor v Martino
    Theft

    Criminal No. 403

    27 May 1919

    *Ministère Public c Doutreleau
    Supply of alcohol to indigenous New Hebrideans

    Criminal No. 404

    27 May 1919

    Public Prosecutor v Moostik
    Supply of alcohol to indigenous New Hebrideans

    Criminal No. 405

    30 May 1919

    *Ministère Public c Roussy
    Supply of alcohol to indigenous New Hebrideans

    Criminal No. 406

    30 May 1919

    *Ministère Public c Volcy
    Supply of alcohol to indigenous New Hebrideans

    Criminal No. 407

    6 Jun 1919

    *Ministère Public c Estripeaut
    Supply of alcohol to indigenous New Hebrideans

    Criminal No. 408

    6 Jun 1919

    *Ministère Public c Wallalou
    Supply of alcohol to indigenous New Hebrideans

    Criminal No. 409

    10 Jun 1919

    *Ministère Public c  Bakone
    Supply of alcohol to indigenous New Hebrideans

    Criminal No. 410

    10 Jun 1919

    *Ministère Public c Willie
    Supply of alcohol to indigenous New Hebrideans

    Criminal No. 411

    17 Jun 1919

    *Ministère Public c Louis
    Theft of a vessel

    Criminal No. 412

    20 Jun 1919

    *Ministère Public c Jack Kima et Johnny
    Theft & receiving stolen goods

    Criminal No. 413

    24 Jun 1919

    Public Prosecutor v Joseph
    Riding a horse at an immoderate pace in the streets of Port Vila

    Criminal No. 414

    27 Jun 1919

    *Ministère Public c Nagami
    Riding his horse at an immoderate pace in the streets of Port Vila

    Criminal No. 415

    27 Jun 1919

    *Ministère Public c Li Van Ni
    Supply of alcohol to indigenous New Hebrideans

    Criminal No. 417

    29 Jul 1919

    *Ministère Public c Warea
    Supply of alcohol to indigenous New Hebrideans

    Criminal No. 418

    29 Jul 1919

    Pyrame c Koevira Craie
    Custody of an illegitimate daughter

    Civil No. 416

    29 Jul 1919

    *Ministère Public c Natmoli et Bong
    Theft of a canoe

    Criminal No. 419

    8 Aug 1919

    *Ministère Public c Estripeaut
    Supply of alcohol to indigenous New Hebrideans

    Criminal No. 420

    12 Aug 1919

    *Ministère Public c Tom
    Supply of alcohol to indigenous New Hebrideans

    Criminal No. 421

    12 Aug 1919

    *Ministère Public c Capt. LeClerc
    Breach of health & quarantine requirements for a vessel in Port Vila

    Criminal No. 422

    14 Aug 1919

    *Pounsipa c Jack
    Custody of an illegitimate son

    Civil No. 423

    13 Sep 1919

    *Ministère Public c Jimmy
    Supply of alcohol to indigenous New Hebrideans

    Criminal No. 424

    7 Oct 1919

    *Ministère Public c Doutreleau
    Supply of alcohol to indigenous New Hebrideans

    Criminal No. 425

    14 Oct 1919

    *Ministère Public c Rassa, Tunka, Jack et Boyliliou
    Supply of alcohol to indigenous New Hebrideans

    Criminal No.s 426- 429

    17 Oct 1919

    *Ministère Public c Boule
    Supply of alcohol to indigenous New Hebrideans

    Criminal No. 430

    24 Oct 1919

    *Ministère Public c Bladinieres
    Supply of alcohol to indigenous New Hebrideans

    Criminal No. 431

    24 Oct 1919

    *Ministère Public c Houdie
    Supply of alcohol to indigenous New Hebrideans

    Criminal No. 432

    24 Oct 1919

    *Ministère Public c Baude
    Supply of alcohol to indigenous New Hebrideans

    Criminal No. 433

    7 Nov 1919

    *Ministère Public c Bagaie
    Supply of alcohol to indigenous New Hebrideans

    Criminal No. 434

    11 Nov 1919

Volume 4 (1923-1939)

JOINT COURT OF THE NEW HEBRIDES
(Sitting from 26th June 1923)

Collection compiled by Professor Don Paterson

Index Compiled by Jenny Binihi & Geoff Boon
University of the South Pacific

* - Indicates the judgment is in the French language
† - Indicates the judgment is handwritten

  • 1923

    Case name

        

    Action

        

    Date of judgment

    Public Prosecutor v MacCoy
    Supply of explosives to indigenous New Hebrideans

    Criminal No. 435

    26 Jun 1923

    Public Prosecutor v MacCoy
    Supply of alcohol to indigenous New Hebrideans

    Criminal No. 436

    26 Jun 1923

    Public Prosecutor v MacCoy
    Supply of alcohol to indigenous New Hebrideans

    Criminal No. 437

    26 Jun 1923

    Public Prosecutor v MacCoy
    Supply of alcohol to indigenous New Hebrideans

    Criminal No. 438

    26 Jun 1923

    *Ministère Public c Rolland
    Supply of alcohol to indigenous New Hebrideans

    Criminal No.s 439-40

    6 Jul 1923

    *Ministère Public c Colardeau

    Criminal No. 441

    10 Jul 1923

    Public Prosecutor v Melep
    Supply of alcohol to indigenous New Hebrideans

    Criminal No. 442

    10 Jul 1923

    *Ministère Public c Vincent
    Supply of alcohol to indigenous New Hebrideans

    Criminal No. 443

    17 Jul 1923

    *Ministère Public c Ohlen
    Supply of alcohol to indigenous New Hebrideans

    Criminal No. 445

    17 Jul 1923

    *Ministère Public c Ossi
    Sale of alcohol from his home

    Criminal No. 446

    17 Jul 1923

    *Ministère Public c Longabourou
    Supply of alcohol to indigenous New Hebrideans

    Criminal No. 447

    20 Jul 1923

    *Ministère Public c Patche
    Supply of alcohol to indigenous New Hebrideans

    Criminal No. 448

    20 Jul 1923

    *Ministère Public c Audrain
    Supply of alcohol to indigenous New Hebrideans

    Criminal No. 449

    20 Jul 1923

    *Ministère Public c Rolland
    Supply of alcohol to indigenous New Hebrideans

    Criminal No. 450

    27 Jul 1923

    *Ministère Public c Tuyen
    Supply of alcohol to indigenous New Hebrideans

    Criminal No. 451

    27 Jul 1923

    *Ministère Public c Scneider
    Supply of alcohol to indigenous New Hebrideans

    Criminal No. 452

    27 Jul 1923

    Public Prosecutor c Quinn
    Riding a horse at pace through the streets of Port Vila

    Criminal No. 453

    31 Jul 1923

    Public Prosecutor v Reid
    Supply of alcohol to indigenous New Hebrideans

    Criminal No. 454

    3 Aug 1923

    *Ministère Public c Tukoon
    Supply of alcohol to indigenous New Hebrideans

    Criminal No. 456

    3 Aug 1923

    Kaloas and Matakan
    Petition for divorce

    Civil No. 457

    3 Aug 1923

    *Ministère Public c Javelier
    Supply of alcohol to indigenous New Hebrideans

    Criminal No.s 458- 459

    24 Aug 1923

    *Ministère Public c Bladinieres
    Engaging an indigenous New Hebridean woman without the consent of her husband

    Criminal No. 460

    4 Sep 1923

    *Ministère Public c Bladinieres
    Engaging an indigenous New Hebridean woman without the consent of her husband

    Criminal No. 460

    11 Sep 1923

    *Ministère Public c Fogliani
    Supply of alcohol to indigenous New Hebrideans

    11 Sep 1923

    *Ministère Public c Agez
    Roaming of a horse in Port Vila

    Criminal No. 461

    14 Sep 1923

    Public Prosecutor v Asepele, Lolorave, Alo, Lepvele, Tavoni, Ronovuro, Rovsale, Avu, Levumerai, Maile, Karaitowa, Susumoli, Arususu, O’ona, Karaimele, Lulumoli & Rovatali
    Theft & receiving stolen property

    Criminal No. 465

    19 Sep 1923

    Public Prosecutor v Asepele, Lolorave, Alo, Lepvele, Tavoni & Ronovuro
    Murder of a British subject

    Criminal No. 465

    19 Sep 1923

    *Ministère Public c Sablan
    Engaging an indigenous New Hebridean woman without the consent of her husband or, if unmarried, the chief of the tribe

    21 Sep 1923

    *Ministère Public c Carmichael
    Supply of alcohol to indigenous New Hebrideans

    Criminal No.s 466- 67

    28 Sep 1923

    Ministère Public c Bambou
    Supply of alcohol to indigenous New Hebrideans

    Criminal No. 468

    28 Sep 1923

    Public Prosecutor v Ah Pow
    Supply of alcohol to indigenous New Hebrideans

    Criminal No. 469

    28 Sep 1923

    1924

    None.

    1925

    None.

    1926

    Case name

        

    Action

        

    Date of judgment

    Public Prosecutor v Ta Men
    Supply of alcohol to indigenous New Hebrideans

    Criminal No.s 472- 73

    24 Dec 1926

    Public Prosecutor v Nabeme Nakandakare
    Supply of alcohol to indigenous New Hebrideans

    Criminal No. 474

    28 Dec 1926

    Public Prosecutor v Ah Atwah

    Criminal No.s 476- 77

    28 Dec 1926

    Public Prosecutor v Ah Chung
    Supply of alcohol to indigenous New Hebrideans

    Criminal No. 478

    28 Dec 1926

    Public Prosecutor v Ah Atwah
    Supply of alcohol to indigenous New Hebrideans

    Criminal No. 479

    28 Dec 1926

    1927

    Case name

        

    Action

        

    Date of judgment

    Public Prosecutor v Nareme Nakandakare
    Sale of alcohol for consumption on unlicensed premises

    Criminal No. 480

    4 Jan 1927

    Public Prosecutor v Rossi
    Supply of alcohol to indigenous New Hebrideans

    Criminal No. 482

    7 Jan 1927

    Public Prosecutor v Frouin
    Sale of opium

    Criminal No. 485

    14 Jan 1927

    Public Prosecutor v Nakagawa Tinzo
    Permitting a game of chance to be played on licensed premises

    Criminal No. 486

    18 Jan 1927

    Rossi v Public Prosecutor
    Appeal of case about supply of alcohol to indigenous New Hebrideans. Case reheard because of defective service of summons by the bailiff. Convicted of original charges but the bailiff has to pay the costs

    Criminal No. 482

    21 Jan 1927

    Public Prosecutor v Togolo or Ham Chong
    Supply of alcohol to indigenous New Hebrideans

    Criminal No. 488

    5 Apr 1927

    Public Prosecutor v Ham Chong
    Supply of alcohol to indigenous New Hebrideans

    Criminal No. 489

    22 Apr 1927

    Public Prosecutor v Cayrol
    Supply of alcohol to indigenous New Hebrideans

    Criminal No. 490

    26 Apr 1927

    Public Prosecutor v Ham Chong
    Supply of alcohol to indigenous New Hebrideans

    Criminal No.s 491-92

    26 Apr 1927

    Public Prosecutor v Uong San Ghoi

    Criminal No. 493

    3 May 1927

    Public Prosecutor v Nakagawa Zenzo

    Criminal No. 496

    3 May 1927

    *Ministère Public c Martodikromo
    Supply of alcohol to indigenous New Hebrideans

    Criminal No. 495

    6 May 1927

    Public Prosecutor v Martodikromo
    Supply of alcohol to indigenous New Hebrideans

    Criminal No. 494

    6 May 1927

    Public Prosecutor v Lesle
    Theft

    Criminal No. 481

    17 May 1927

    Public Prosecutor v Kora, Frank and Joseph
    Theft

    Criminal No. 497

    17 May 1927

    Public Prosecutor v Nhu
    Supply of alcohol to indigenous New Hebrideans

    Criminal No. 498

    20 May 1927

    Public Prosecutor v Cayrol and Kaspar
    Supply of alcohol to indigenous New Hebrideans

    Criminal No. 499

    20 May 1927

    Public Prosecutor v Cayrol
    Supply of alcohol to indigenous New Hebrideans

    Criminal No. 500

    20 May 1927

    Public Prosecutor v Tran Van Lai
    Supply of alcohol to indigenous New Hebrideans

    Criminal No. 506

    14 Jun 1927

    Public Prosecutor v Marto Di Kromo
    Supply of alcohol to indigenous New Hebrideans

    Criminal No. 507

    14 Jun 1927

    Public Prosecutor v Nabeme Nakandakare
    Supply of alcohol to indigenous New Hebrideans

    Criminal No. 508

    14 Jun 1927

    Public Prosecutor v Marto Di Kromo
    Supply of alcohol to indigenous New Hebrideans

    Criminal No. 509

    14 Jun 1927

    Public Prosecutor v Nabeme Nakandakare
    Sale of alcoholic beverages without a licence

    Criminal No. 510

    14 Jun 1927

    Public Prosecutor v Kim Sam
    Supply of alcohol to indigenous New Hebrideans

    Criminal No.s 501-5

    24 Jun 1927

    Public Prosecutor v Kim Sam
    Sale of alcoholic beverages without a licence

    Criminal No. 505

    24 Jun 1927

    Public Prosecutor v Kaltong and Pango
    Killing pigs belonging to a French citizen

    Criminal No. 511

    1 Jul 1927

    Public Prosecutor v Chu Van Phuc
    Supply of alcohol to indigenous New Hebrideans

    Criminal No. 512

    9 Aug 1927

    Public Prosecutor v Dick
    Assaulting a French boy

    Criminal No. 517

    16 Aug 1927

    Public Prosecutor v Namou and Yetaou
    Committing an act of light violence

    Criminal No. 518

    6 Sep 1927

    Public Prosecutor v Lizzie
    Theft

    Criminal No. 519

    6 Sep 1927

    Public Prosecutor v Kalsale and Andrew
    Theft

    Criminal No. 520

    4 Oct 1927

    Public Prosecutor v Willy and Jack
    Theft

    Criminal No. 521

    4 Oct 1927

    Public Prosecutor v Darley
    Supply of alcohol to indigenous New Hebrideans

    Criminal No. 522

    18 Oct 1927

    Public Prosecutor v Ata and Kaspar
    Referral to Public Prosecutor in his capacity of Examining Magistrate

    Criminal No. 523

    Public Prosecutor v Nabeme Nakaandakare
    Supply of alcohol to indigenous New Hebrideans

    Criminal No. 525

    6 Dec 1927

    Public Prosecutor v Loi Tong
    Importation of opium

    Criminal No. 526

    6 Dec 1927

    Public Prosecutor v Ta Ming or Cook
    Supply of alcohol to indigenous New Hebrideans

    Criminal No. 527

    16 Dec 1927

    Public Prosecutor v Rossi
    Summons to appear as an Assessor

    Criminal No. 528

    27 Dec 1927

    Public Prosecutor v Ouare
    Attempted murder and resisting arrest

    Criminal No. 528

    27 Dec 1927

  • 1928

    Case name

        

    Action

        

    Date of judgment

    Public Prosecutor v Tam
    Adjourned sine die due to absence of witness

    Criminal No. 529

    3 Jan 1928

    Public Prosecutor v Tam or Ta Ming
    Sale of opium

    Criminal No. 529

    10 Jan 1928

    Public Prosecutor v Tausi
    Supply of alcohol to indigenous New Hebrideans

    Criminal No. 530

    10 Jan 1928

    Public Prosecutor v John
    Supply of alcohol to indigenous New Hebrideans

    Criminal No. 531

    10 Feb 1928

    Public Prosecutor v Long Wa alias Cook
    Supply of alcohol to indigenous New Hebrideans

    Criminal No. 532

    25 May 1928

    Public Prosecutor v Tam Van A
    Supply of alcohol to indigenous New Hebrideans

    Criminal No. 533

    25 May 1928

    Public Prosecutor v Ng Van Dien
    Supply of alcohol to indigenous New Hebrideans

    Criminal No. 534

    25 May 1928

    Public Prosecutor v Yetau
    Supply of alcohol to indigenous New Hebrideans

    Criminal No. 535

    25 May 1928

    Public Prosecutor v Taussi or Lar-Tann-Ri
    Supply of alcohol to indigenous New Hebrideans

    Criminal No. 539

    1 Jun 1928

    Public Prosecutor v Rodin
    Supply of alcohol to indigenous New Hebrideans

    Criminal No. 540

    1 Jun 1928

    Public Prosecutor v Kasueli
    Supply of alcohol to indigenous New Hebrideans

    Criminal No. 536

    *Ministère Public c Namu
    Supply of alcohol to indigenous New Hebrideans

    Criminal No. 537

    5 Jun 1928

    Public Prosecutor v Rodin
    Supply of alcohol to indigenous New Hebrideans

    Criminal No. 541

    17 Jul 1928

    Public Prosecutor v Boue
    Supply of alcohol to indigenous New Hebrideans

    Criminal No. 542

    17 Jul 1928

    Public Prosecutor v Jimmy
    Supply of alcohol to indigenous New Hebrideans

    Criminal No. 543

    7 Aug 1928

    Public Prosecutor v Lingie
    Supply of alcohol to indigenous New Hebrideans

    Criminal No. 544

    7 Aug 1928

    Public Prosecutor v Lucy
    Supply of alcohol to indigenous New Hebrideans

    Criminal No. 545

    14 Sep 1928

    Public Prosecutor v Jeannie
    Supply of alcohol to indigenous New Hebrideans

    Criminal No. 546

    14 Sep 1928

    Public Prosecutor v Tran Van Go
    Supply of alcohol to indigenous New Hebrideans

    Criminal No. 547

    14 Sep 1928

    Public Prosecutor v Cayrol
    Supply of alcohol to indigenous New Hebrideans

    Criminal No. 549

    9 Oct 1928

    Public Prosecutor v Ah Ting
    Supply of alcohol to indigenous New Hebrideans

    Criminal No. 550

    9 Oct 1928

    Public Prosecutor v Vinh
    Supply of alcohol to indigenous New Hebrideans

    Criminal No. 551

    9 Oct 1928

    Public Prosecutor v Colardeau
    Supply of alcohol to indigenous New Hebrideans

    Criminal No. 552

    9 Oct 1928

    Public Prosecutor v Colardeau
    Roaming of cattle in Port Vila

    Criminal No. 553

    9 Oct 1928

    Public Prosecutor v Calixte
    Attempted theft

    Criminal No. 554

    16 Oct 1928

    Public Prosecutor v Colardeau
    Roaming of cattle in Port Vila

    Criminal No. 555

    16 Oct 1928

    Public Prosecutor v Mess
    Engagement of an indigenous New Hebridean woman without the consent of her husband

    Criminal No. 556

    23 Oct 1928

    Public Prosecutor v Mesao or Misho
    Supply of alcohol to indigenous New Hebrideans

    Criminal No. 557

    4 Dec 1928

    Public Prosecutor v Lingan
    Supply of alcohol to indigenous New Hebrideans

    Criminal No.s 558-59

    4 Dec 1928

    Public Prosecutor v Colardeau
    Roaming of cattle in Port Vila

    Criminal No. 561

    11 Dec 1928

    Public Prosecutor v Tamagusako Nando
    Supply of alcohol to indigenous New Hebrideans

    Criminal No.s 562-63

    11 Dec 1928

    1929

    Case name

        

    Action

       

    Date of judgment

    Public Prosecutor v Hordi
    Supply of alcohol to indigenous New Hebrideans

    Criminal No. 565

    2 Jul 1929

    Public Prosecutor v Sablan
    Use of explosives for fishing

    Criminal No. 566

    2 Jul 1929

    Public Prosecutor v Leo, Myal, Cpl. Willie et al
    Taking part in gaming

    Criminal No. 5669

    2 Jul 1929

    Public Prosecutor v Nando Tamagusuko
    Supply of alcohol to indigenous New Hebrideans

    Criminal No. 570

    10 Sep 1929

    Public Prosecutor v Cook or Ling Wa
    Supply of explosives to indigenous New Hebrideans

    Criminal No. 572

    10 Sep 1929

    Public Prosecutor v Duong  Van  Nio
    Leaving boats unlit at night in Port Vila harbour

    Criminal No. 574

    24 Sep 1929

    Public Prosecutor v Alfred
    Leaving a boat unlit at night in Port Vila harbour

    Criminal No. 575

    24 Sep 1929

    Public Prosecutor v Ferry
    Leaving a boat unlit at night in Port Vila harbour

    Criminal No. 573

    27 Sep 1929

    Public Prosecutor  v Nabeme
    Landing goods without declaration to Customs

    Criminal No. 576

    27 Sep 1929

    Public Prosecutor v Abok
    Supply of alcohol to indigenous New Hebrideans

    Criminal No. 571

    8 Oct 1929

    Public Prosecutor v Tasso
    Supply of alcohol to indigenous New Hebrideans

    Criminal No. 577

    22 Oct 1929

    Public Prosecutor v Toa
    Supply of alcohol to indigenous New Hebrideans

    Criminal No. 578

    22 Oct 1929

    Public Prosecutor v Roe
    Supply of alcohol to indigenous New Hebrideans

    Criminal No. 579

    22 Oct 1929

    Public Prosecutor v Bunhei Isagawa
    Sale of alcohol without a licence

    Criminal No. 580

    22 Oct 1929

    Public Prosecutor v Teke and Maki
    Assault

    Criminal No. 581

    5 Nov 1929

    Court Order
    Confirmation of the decisions of the Native Court for the district of the Southern Islands to imprison 7 men from Tanna for witchcraft

    Order No. 1

    28 Nov 1929

    Public Prosecutor v Willie
    Rape

    Criminal No. 582

    3 Dec 1929

    Public Prosecutor v Tarres
    Supply of alcohol to indigenous New Hebrideans

    Criminal No. 583

    24 Dec 1929

    Public Prosecutor v Cayrol
    Supply of alcohol to indigenous New Hebrideans

    Criminal No. 584

    24 Dec 1929

    Public Prosecutor v Fututoma
    Supply of alcohol to indigenous New Hebrideans

    Criminal No. 585

    24 Dec 1929

    Public Prosecutor v Le Van Trung
    Supply of alcohol to indigenous New Hebrideans

    Criminal No. 586

    24 Dec 1929

    1930

    Case name

        

    Action

        

    Date of judgment

    Public Prosecutor v Nabeme
    Supply of alcohol to indigenous New Hebrideans

    Criminal No. 588

    21 Jan 1930

    Public Prosecutor v Shima
    Supply of alcohol to indigenous New Hebrideans

    Criminal No. 589

    21 Jan 1930

    Public Prosecutor v Tokio-Shomabocu
    Supply of alcohol to indigenous New Hebrideans

    Criminal No. 590

    21 Jan 1930

    Public Prosecutor v Malau, Nemeb and Tom
    Unlawful entry and assault

    Criminal No. 591

    24 Jan 1930

    Public Prosecutor v Jimmy
    Supply of alcohol to indigenous New Hebrideans

    Criminal No. 592

    24 Jan 1930

    Public Prosecutor v Kalmataku
    Supply of alcohol to indigenous New Hebrideans

    Criminal No. 593

    24 Jan 1930

    Public Prosecutor v Kalosik
    Supply of alcohol to indigenous New Hebrideans

    Criminal No. 594

    24 Jan 1930

    Public Prosecutor v Silas
    Supply of alcohol to indigenous New Hebrideans

    Criminal No. 595

    24 Jan 1930

    Public Prosecutor v Albert
    Supply of alcohol to indigenous New Hebrideans

    Criminal No. 596

    24 Jan 1930

    Court Order
    Confirmation of judgment of the Native Court for the district of the Southern Islands of imprisonment for attempted murder

    Order No. 2

    26 May 1930

    Public Prosecutor v Nati
    Careless use of a firearm causing death

    Criminal No. 597

    30 Sep 1930

    Appeal by Fung Kwan Chee v Public Prosecutor
    Supply of alcohol to indigenous New Hebrideans

    Criminal No. 598

    30 Sep 1930

    *Avocat des Indigènes agissant au nom des indigènes de la tribu d’Eretap c M.M. Delaplane frères
    Damage to native gardens and plantations

    18 Nov 1930

    1931

    Case name

        

    Action

        

    Date of judgment

    Public Prosecutor v Chinnery
    Theft

    Criminal No. 602

    9 Jan 1931

    Appeal by Chen Hung v Public Prosecutor
    Supply of alcohol to indigenous New Hebrideans

    Criminal No. 603

    12 May 1931

    Appeal by Fung Kwan Chee v Public Prosecutor
    Supply of alcohol to indigenous New Hebrideans

    Criminal No. 604

    12 May 1931

    *Raumoli, Timothy, James, Subotovi et Wotambu c Wells
    Expulsion of natives from land occupied by them

    24 Nov 1931

    1932

    Case name

        

    Action

        

    Date of judgment

    *SFNH c the Australasian Union Conference of Seventh Day Adventists
    Land case; destruction of 480 coconut trees and 20 head of cattle and building a house on disputed land by the SDA missionary

    Civil No. 606

    15 Jan  1932

    Condominium Government v Koali; Court Order
    Native Court of the district of the Southern Islands sentence of life imprisonment for attempted murder

    Order No. 3

    22 Jan 1932

    *Burns Philp c Harry et Billy
    Claim for payment of the balance of a contract for the purchase of a cutter

    Civil No. 607

    19 Feb 1932

    Appeal by Ueoka v Public Prosecutor
    Supply of alcohol to indigenous New Hebrideans

    Criminal No. 608

    15 Nov 1932

    Public Prosecutor v Langlois and Nabeme
    Engaging an indigenous New Hebridean woman without the consent of her husband and Liability of employer for acts carried out by his employee
    Confirmation of judgment

    Criminal No. 609

    22 Nov 1932

    Public Prosecutor v Nguyen Kee Wen
    Supply of alcohol to indigenous New Hebrideans

    Criminal No. 611

    15 Nov 1932

  • 1933

    Case name

        

    Action

        

    Date of judgment

    Public  Prosecutor v Sauli alias Henry
    Theft
    Confirmation of judgment

    Criminal No. 612

    6 Jun 1933

    Public Prosecutor v U Kee Weng
    Supply of alcohol to indigenous New Hebrideans

    Criminal No. 613

    18 Aug 1933

    1934

    Case name

        

    Action

        

    Date of judgment

    Public Prosecutor v Dinh Van May
    Supply of alcohol to indigenous New Hebrideans

    Criminal No. 614

    30 Jan 1934

    Public Prosecutor v Tasale
    Theft
    Confirmation of judgment

    Criminal No. 610

    9 Feb 1934

    Public Prosecutor v Uchida Kamego
    Supply of alcohol to indigenous New Hebrideans

    Criminal No. 615

    1 Jun 1934

    Appeal by Issakawa v Public Prosecutor
    Smuggling goods

    Criminal No. 616

    27 Jun 1934

    Public Prosecutor v Colardeau
    Supply of alcohol to indigenous New Hebrideans
    Revision of the charge

    Criminal No. 617

    17 Aug 1934

    Public Prosecutor v Shiguematsu
    Importation of dangerous drugs
    Revision of the charge

    Criminal No. 618

    27 Nov 1934

    Public Prosecutor
    Importation of dangerous drugs

    Criminal No. 619

    27 Nov 1934

    1935

    Case name

        

    Action

        

    Date of judgment

    Condomium Government v Naliak
    Sentence of 6 years imprisonment by the Native Court of the Southern Islands revised to life imprisonment
    Confirmation of Judgment

    Criminal No. 620

    4 Jan 1935

    Public Prosecutor v Kway Nam
    Smuggling of opium
    Confirmation of judgment

    Criminal No. 621

    22 Feb 1935

    Public Prosecutor v Doan Van Phuc called Gambetta
    Sale of opium

    Criminal No. 622

    28 May 1935

    Appeal by Kabar v Public Prosecutor
    Supply of alcohol to indigenous New Hebrideans

    Criminal No. 623

    18 Jun 1935

    Public Prosecutor v Sosoe
    Breaking and entering and theft
    Revision of judgment

    Criminal No. 624

    26 Jul 1935

    Public Prosecutor v Lomai
    Unnatural offence and rape of a child. Sentence of 1 ½ years imprisonment by Native Court revised to 3 years

    Criminal No. 625

    30 Jul 1935

    *Faillite de la Société de Bechade des Nouvelles-Hébrides c Société des Comptoirs Français des Nouvelles-Hébrides
    Enforcement of a judgment of the Tribunal Français des Port-Vila of 1932

    Civil No. 626

    27 Aug 1935

    *Société du Credit National c les sieurs Delaplane
    Revision of judgment

    Civil No. 627

    27 Aug 1935

    Public Prosecutor v Shadrack
    Murder of wife. Sentence of life imprisonment by the Native Court of the Southern Islands revised to 15 years imprisonment with hard labour.

    Criminal No. 628

    27 Aug 1935

    Public Prosecutor v Alfred
    Attempted rape
    Confirmation of judgment

    Criminal No. 629

    13 Sep 1935

    Public Prosecutor v Koiaal
    Murder and attempted murder. Sentence of life imprisonment by the Native Court for the District of the Southern Islands confirmed.
    Confirmation of judgment

    Criminal No. 630

    19 Nov 1935

    Public Prosecutor v Iasu
    Adultery (2nd offence) and assault and abusive and threatening language, contempt of court. Confirmation of sentence of 18 months imprisonment.

    Criminal No. 631

    26 Nov 1935

    1936

    Case name

        

    Action

        

    Date of judgment

    Public Prosecutor v Zeitler
    Misappropriation. Adjourned to establish nationality of accused.

    Criminal No. 632

    14 Jan 1936

    Appeal by Uchida Kamego v Public Prosecutor
    Judgment of the Court of First Instance of the 2nd Subdivision of the Central District. Appeal dismissed.

    Criminal No. 633

    14 Jan 1936

    1937

    Case name

        

    Action

        

    Date of judgment

    *Ministère Public c Roche
    Engagement of 2 workers who left their employer without permission

    Criminal No. 634

    24 Aug 1937

    *Tom, Moli et tous autres indigènes occupants de Samarade c Société Française des Nouvelles-Hébrides
    Malo land case

    Civil No. 635

    31 Aug 1937

    Appeal by Tsoi Hau or Chiog Hoa
    Judgment of the Court of 1st Instance, Central District on a charge of supply of alcohol to an indigenous New Hebridean. Judgment declared null.

    Criminal No. 636

    3 Sep 1937

    Public Prosecutor v Zacharie
    Theft

    Criminal No. 637

    3 Sep 1937

    Public Prosecutor v Alene
    Theft

    Criminal No. 638

    24 Sep 1937

    Public Prosecutor v Boule
    Causing a fire on a property

    Criminal No. 640

    1 Oct 1937

    Appeal by Agez v Public Prosecutor
    Judgment of the Court of 1st Instance, Central District No. 1 on a charge of neglecting to pay his car tax.

    Criminal No. 641

    1 Oct 1937

    Ali v Lienessor
    Claim for damages for a turkey killed on land rented by the owner of the animal

    Civil No. 642

    1 Oct 1937

    *Tom, Moli Vagaroua et autres indigènes occupants de Samarade c Société Française des Nouvelles-Hébrides
    Malo land case. Court found that the claimants should have a reserve of nearly 10 acres of the property in question.

    Civil No. 639

    15 Oct 1937

    Public Prosecutor v Vouti
    Theft

    Criminal No. 643

    22 Oct 1937

    Public Prosecutor v Woua
    Theft

    Criminal No. 644

    29 Oct 1937

    Public Prosecutor v Sakari
    Theft

    Criminal No. 645

    29 Oct 1937

    1938

    Case name

        

    Action

        

    Date of judgment

    *Burns Philp & Co. Ltd. et S.C. Axam c Havet
    South Santo land case

    Civil No. 646

    21 Jan 1938

    *Molivagarua et autres indigènes de Malo c Société Française des Nouvelles-Hébrides
    Samarade title, Malo land case. Native reserve increased to 18 acres by agreement of the property manager, Monsieur Gardel
    Confirmation of judgment

    Civil No. 647

    8 Feb 1938

    Public Prosecutor v Nguyen Huu Yet
    in the Court of the 1st Instance, Vila
    Supply of alcohol to indigenous New Hebrideans
    Confirmation of judgment

    Criminal No. 648

    27 May 1938

    Public Prosecutor v Cao Huu Loi
    in the Court of the 1st Instance, Vila
    Supply of alcohol to indigenous New Hebrideans
    Confirmation of judgment

    Criminal No. 649

    27 May 1938

    Public Prosecutor v Ann Lai
    Supply of alcohol to indigenous New Hebrideans

    Criminal No. 650

    9 Sep 1938

    *Ministère Public c Zeitler
    Misappropriation

    Criminal No. 651

    20 Sep 1938

    Public Prosecutor v Tom
    Manslaughter and assault with a weapon
    Confirmation of judgment

    Criminal No. 652

    Public Prosecutor v Tam Ming
    in the Court of the 1st Instance,
    Central District No. 1
    Sale of opium

    Criminal No. 653

    28 Oct 1938

    Appeal by Henin v Public Prosecutor
    Judgment in the Court of the 1st Instance of Malekula District
    Supply of alcohol to indigenous New Hebrideans

    Criminal No. 654

    22 Nov 1938

    Appeal by Yashisuki Kanaya v Public Prosecutor
    Judgment of the Court of the 1st Instance, Central District No. 1
    Arriving in the Hew Hebrides and anchoring in a place not a Port of Entry and failing to produce a Bill of Health
    Confirmation of judgment

    Criminal No. 655

    16 Dec 1938

    1939

    Case name

        

    Action

        

    Date of judgment

    Confirmation of judgment
    Public Prosecutor v Tran Hoa
    in the Court of 1st Instance, Central District
    Supply of alcohol to indigenous New Hebrideans

    Criminal No. 656

    12 May 1939

    Dismissal of judgment
    Public Prosecutor v Vu Van Huyen
    in the Court of 1st Instance, Central District
    Attempted supply of alcohol to indigenous New Hebrideans

    Criminal No. 657

    12 May 1939

    Appeal of judgment
    Public Prosecutor v Naturel
    in the Court of 1st Instance of the Northern District
    Fishing with explosives

    Criminal No. 658

    25 Jul 1939

    Dismissal of judgment
    Public Prosecutor v Do Van Cam
    in the Court of 1st Instance, Central District No. 1
    Customs offence

    Criminal No. 659

    4 Aug 1939

    Appeal of judgment
    Mak Cheung v Public Prosecutor
    in the Court of 1st Instance, Central District No. 1
    Supply of alcohol to indigenous New Hebrideans

    Criminal No. 660

    8 Sep 1939

    Public Prosecutor v Benoit
    Indecent exposure

    Criminal No. 661

    5 Oct 1939

    Public Prosecutor v Kalfao
    Obtaining money by fraudulent means

    Criminal No. 662

    31 Oct 1939

Volume 5 (1940-1949)

JOINT COURT OF THE NEW HEBRIDES
(Sitting from the 5th of February 1940)

Collection compiled by Professor Don Paterson

Index Compiled by Jenny Binihi & Geoff Boon
University of the South Pacific

* - Indicates the judgment is in the French language
† - Indicates the judgment is handwritten

  • 1940

    Case name

        

    Action

        

    Date of judgment

    Public Prosecutor v Assonouma Satol
    Permitting the playing of a game of chance on premises occupied by him

    Criminal – No. 663

    05 February 1940

    Public Prosecutor v Lung Yim
    Supply of alcohol to indigenous New Hebrideans

    Criminal – No. 664

    23 February 1940

    Public Prosecutor v Seine Sicambi
    Murder & aiding and abetting murder & theft of the victim’s property

    Criminal – No. 665

    27 February 1940

    Public Prosecutor v Daddlai
    Theft

    Criminal – No. 666

    15 November 1940

    Public Prosecutor v Kaloman
    Theft

    Criminal – No. 667

    15 November 1940

    Public Prosecutor v Julia
    Theft

    Criminal – No. 668

    15 November 1940

    Public Prosecutor v Ave (alias Ape) et al
    Theft

    Criminal – No. 669

    15 November 1940

    1941

    Case name

        

    Action

        

    Date of judgment

    Public Prosecutor v Andrew
    Assault causing grievous bodily harm

    Criminal – No. 670

    17 January 1941

    Public Prosecutor v Maison Barrau and its agent, M.A. Déplanque
    Illicit increase in the selling price of controlled merchandise

    Criminal – No. 671

    17 January 1941

    Public Prosecutor v Societe des Comptoirs Francais des Nouvelles-Hebrides and M. Henri Launay
    Illicit increase in the selling price of controlled merchandise

    Civil – Appeal No. 672

    17 January 1941

    Public Prosecutor v M. Maurice Mitride & M. Launay
    Illicit increase in the selling price of tins of fruit

    Civil – Appeal No. 673

    18 January 1941

    Public Prosecutor v Nguyen Ngoc Zuyen
    Driving a motor lorry with brakes not in working order

    Civil – Appeal – No. 674

    07 February 1941

    Public Prosecutor v J.H. Dawkins
    Boarding a vessel without a pass from the police

    Civil – Appeal – No. 675

    07 February 1941

    Public Prosecutor v H.L. McLean
    Failure to declare a dog to Customs

    Civil – No. 676

    04 April 1941

    Public Prosecutor v George
    Failure to declare a dog to Customs

    Civil – No. 677

    04 April 1941

    Public Prosecutor v Bouteiller
    Trying to recruit an indigenous New Hebridean by offering alcoholic liquor

    Criminal – No. 678

    23 May 1941

    Public Prosecutor v Bouteiller
    Recruiting and engaging indigenous New Hebrideans by taking advantage of their weakness and opposing the order to send back a native irregularly engaged

    Criminal - No. 679

    23 May 1941

    Public Prosecutor v Leon Giovani
    Employing an indigenous New Hebridean without a regular engagement and not repatriating natives after their employment

    Civil – No. 680

    23 May 1941

    Public Prosecutor v Leg of Tanna
    Amending the decision of the Native Court of the Southern District for murder to manslaughter of his wife

    Criminal – No. 681

    13 June 1941

    Public Prosecutor v Timote
    Theft

    Criminal – No. 682

    04 July 1941

    Public Prosecutor v Jacques Richard and Sylvain Naturel
    Recruiting without a recruiting licence & complicity of illegal recruiting of an indigenous New Hebridean woman

    Criminal – No. 683

    04 July 1941

    Public Prosecutor v Mr Desmoulières
    Exporting produce without examination

    Criminal – Appeal No. 684

    26 August 1941

    Public Prosecutor v Jean Lods
    Appeal of decision of the Court of 1st Instance, Central District No. 1

    Civil – Appeal No. 685

    26 August 1941

    Public Prosecutor v Andre Natural
    Illegal recruitment & refusal to repatriate and recruiting an indigenous New Hebridean woman without her husband’s consent

    Criminal– No. 686

    26 August 1941

    Public Prosecutor v Shingi Nagamine
    Unauthorised possession of a wireless receiving set & not paying an annual licence fee

    Criminal – No. 687

    03 October 1941

    Public Prosecutor v Daniel
    Incest

    Criminal – No. 688

    31 October 1941

    *Ministère Public c Bui Van Phu et al
    Court heard verbal depositions

    Public Prosecutor v Bui Van Phu et al

    Criminal– No. 689

    28 November 1941

    Public Prosecutor v Bui Van Phu
    Heard Mr Faurebrac, Inspector of Indo-chinese labourers

    Criminal – No. 689

    9 December 1941

    *Ministère Public c Bui Van Phu et al
    Confiscation of money found on the gaming table, furniture and articles used for gaming

    Criminal - No. 689

    12 December 1941

    Public Prosecutor v Bui Van Phu et al
    Confiscation of money found on the gaming table, furniture and articles used for gaming

    Criminal – No. 689

    12 December 1941

    1942

    Case name

        

    Action

        

    Date of judgment

    Public Prosecutor v Sam
    Assault by a police officer

    Criminal – No. 690

    06 February 1942

    Public Prosecutor v Robert Naturel & Simon
    Recruiting without a recruiting licence

    Civil – No. 691

    06 February 1942

    Public Prosecutor v James Vusi
    Recruiting an indigenous New Hebridean woman without her husband’s consent

    Civil – No. 692

    13 February 1942

    Public Prosecutor v Andre Naturel
    Illegal recruitment

    Civil – No. 693

    13 February 1942

    1943

    Case name

        

    Action

        

    Date of judgment

    Public Prosecutor v Ruben
    Wilful homicide

    Criminal – No. 694

    05 January 1943

    Public Prosecutor v Amede
    Homicide

    Criminal – No. 695

    06 January 1943

    Public Prosecutor v M. Edmond Colardeau
    Appeal of judgment by the Court of 1st Instance, Central District No. 1

    Civil ; Appeal– No. 696

    14 May 1943

    Public Prosecutor v Marcel
    Unlawfully & maliciously wounding with a knife

    Criminal – No. 697

    22 June 1943

    Public Prosecutor v Georges Delaplane
    Supply of alcohol to a member of the American forces

    Criminal – No. 698

    22 June 1943

    Public Prosecutor v Bui Ba Lam
    Appeal of judgment by the Court of the 1st Instance, Central District No. 1 on supply of alcohol

    Civil; Appeal – No. 699

    25 June 1943

    Public Prosecutor v Louis Desmoulieres
    Appeal of judgment by the Court of the 1st Instance, Central District No. 1

    Civil; Appeal – No. 700

    10 August 1943

    Public Prosecutor v Nugyen Ba Vuong
    Appeal of judgment by the Court of the 1st Instance for supply of alcohol to members of the American forces

    Criminal; Appeal – No. 701

    10 August 1943

    Public Prosecutor v Do The Tro & others
    Appeal of judgment by the Court of the 1st Instance for playing games of chance

    Criminal; Appeal – No. 702

    11 August 1943

    Public Prosecutor v M. Edmond Colardeau
    Appeal of judgment by the Court of the 1st Instance, Central District No. 1

    Civil – No. 703

    20 August 1943

    Public Prosecutor v Louis Desmoulieres
    Appeal of judgment by the Court of the 1st Instance, Central District No. 1

    Civil – No. 704

    06 November 1943

    Public Prosecutor v Moise
    Theft

    Criminal – No. 705

    14 December 1943

    Public Prosecutor v Gardel
    Employing indigenous New Hebrideans who had left their employers without permission

    Criminal – No. 706

    28 December 1943

  • 1944

    Case name

        

    Action

        

    Date of judgment

    Public Prosecutor v William Hamlyn Harris
    Breach of the recruiting regulations

    Civil – No. 707

    15 February 1944

    Condominium v Uanako
    Homicide

    Criminal – Order

    06 June 1944

    Public Prosecutor v Jimmy
    Supply of alcohol to members of the American forces

    Criminal; Appeal – No. 708

    16 June 1944

    Public Prosecutor v Madame Benebig
    Appeal of judgment by the Court of the 1st Instance, Central District No. 1 for Supply of alcohol to members of the American forces

    Criminal; Appeal – No. 709

    23 June 1944

    Public Prosecutor v Liong Ying & Lo Po
    Appeal of judgment by the Court of the 1st Instance, Central District No. 1 for a breach of the Customs regulations

    Criminal; Appeal – No. 710

    26 June 1944

    Public Prosecutor v Rev. C. G. Stallan
    Appeal  of judgment by the Court of the 1st Instance, Central District No. 2 for a breach of the Defence Order by taking photographs

    Civil; Appeal – No. 711

    18 August 1944

    Public Prosecutor v Madame Gardel
    Application for a rehearing of judgment no. 706

    Civil; Appeal – No. 712

    29 August 1944

    * Ministère Public c Société Française des Nouvelles-Hébrides

    Civil - No. 712

    7 September 1944

    Public Prosecutor v Société Française des Nouvelles- Hébrides
    Land case – application for registration No. 102 Santo for the land “Port-Olry”; creation by the Court of a native reserve of 140 hectares

    Civil – No. 713

    7 September 1944

    Public Prosecutor v Charles Anger
    Appeal of judgment by the Court of 1st Instance, Central District No. 1 for supply of alcohol to members of the American forces

    Criminal; Appeal – No. 714

    26 September 1944

    Public Prosecutor v Peter McLusky
    Appeal of judgment by the Court of the 1st Instance for a Breach of the Customs regulations

    Criminal – No. 715

    26 September 1944

    Public Prosecutor v André and Claude Colardeau
    Appeal of judgment by the Court of 1st Instance, Central District No. 1

    Civil; Appeal – No. 716

    19 October 1944

    Public Prosecutor v Paul Leon
    Theft

    Criminal – No. 717

    20 October 1944

    Public Prosecutor v Stephen Leeman
    Appeal of judgment by the Court of 1st Instance, Central District No. 1 for not paying a surtax for operating a laundry

    Criminal – No. 718

    26 October 1944

    Public Prosecutor v Marcel
    Unlawfully killing a milking cow

    Criminal – No. 719

    07 November 1944

    Public Prosecutor v Charley
    Using violence

    Criminal – No. 720

    08 November 1944

    Public Prosecutor v Willy
    Publicly insulting the French government

    Civil – No. 721

    14 December 1944

    Public Prosecutor v Nguyen Van Tu
    Appeal of judgment by the Court of 1st Instance, Central District No. 1 for supply of alcohol to an indigenous New Hebridean

    Criminal; Appeal – No. 722

    14 December 1944

    Public Prosecutor v Vu Van Thiem
    Appeal of judgment by the Court of 1st Instance, Northern District for supply of alcohol to American forces

    Criminal; Appeal – No. 723

    15 December 1944

    Public Prosecutor v Nguyen Van Phuc
    Appeal of judgment by the Court of 1st Instance, Northern District for supply of alcohol to American forces

    Criminal – No. 724

    15 December 1944

    Public Prosecutor v Nguyen Viet Ruu
    Appeal of judgment by the Court of 1st Instance, Northern District for supply of alcohol to American forces

    Criminal – No. 725

    15 December 1944

    Public Prosecutor v Sourao and Tom
    Disobeying an order to proceed with his work under Joint Defence Regulations

    Criminal – No. 726

    19 December 1944

    Public Prosecutor v Nganga
    Using insulting words towards a French citizen

    Criminal – No. 727

    19 December 1944

    Public Prosecutor v Tom Kaltoa
    Killing without lawful excuse a cow

    Criminal – No. 728

    19 December 1944

    1945

    Case name

        

    Action

        

    Date of judgment

    *Public Prosecutor v Benga
    Fraudulent use of a document to obtain money

    Criminal – No. 729

    13 February 1945

    Public Prosecutor v the Comptoirs  Français des Nouvelles-Hébrides
    Appeal of judgment by the Court of 1st Instance, Northern District for supply of alcohol

    Civil; Appeal – No. 730

    29 June 1945

    Public Prosecutor v Nguyen Viet Thong
    Appeal of judgment by the Court of 1st Instance, Northern District for supply of alcohol to American forces

    Criminal; Appeal – No. 731

    29 June 1945

    Public Prosecutor v Marcel
    Re judgment no. 719 the value of the milch cow is set and the employer of Marcel has to pay the damages

    Civil – No. 732

    31 July 1945

    Public Prosecutor v Marco
    Unlawfully killing his father. Confinement to an asylum by reason of insanity

    Criminal – Jurisdiction

    02 August 1945

    Public Prosecutor v Maison Barrau (Santo Agency)
    Appeal of judgment by the Court of 1st Instance, Northern District for supply of alcohol

    Criminal; Appeal – No. 733

    04 September 1945

    Public Prosecutor v C. Dillenseger
    Trespass by cattle

    Civil; Appeal – No. 734

    04 September 1945

    Public Prosecutor v Nganga
    Publicly insulting a French citizen

    Criminal – No. 735

    04 September 1945

    Public Prosecutor v Kalopot (alias Carlo)
    Assault using a weapon

    Criminal – No. 736

    04 September 1945

    Public Prosecutor v Peter & Kalsal
    Larceny

    Criminal – No. 737

    07 September 1945

    Public Prosecutor v Jonah-Nalau & others
    Theft

    Criminal – No. 738

    09 November 1945

    Public Prosecutor v Alec
    Wilful murder

    Criminal – No. 739

    26 November 1945

    Public Prosecutor v Oscar Newman
    Illegal recruitment

    Civil – No. 740

    19 December 1945

    Public Prosecutor v Tomas & others
    Review of judgment of the Court of 1st Instance for failing to carry out an order of the British District Agent under the Defence Regulations

    Criminal – No. 741

    19 December 1945

  • 1946

    Case name

        

    Action

        

    Date of judgment

    Public Prosecutor v Abraham
    Theft

    Criminal – No. 742

    11 January 1946

    Public Prosecutor v Jean Tumahai
    Engaging an indigenous New Hebridean woman without the consent of her husband & without a recruiting licence

    Civil – No. 743

    15 January 1946

    Public Prosecutor v Auguste Nicolas
    Illegal recruiting of indigenous New Hebrideans

    Civil – No. 744

    15 January 1946

    Public Prosecutor v Alexandre Renevier
    Supply of alcohol to indigenous New Hebrideans

    Criminal – No. 745

    15 January 1946

    Public Prosecutor v Leon Giovanni
    Illegal recruiting of indigenous New Hebrideans

    Civil – No. 746

    15 January 1946

    Public Prosecutor v Raymond
    Theft

    Criminal – No. 747

    30 April 1946

    Public Prosecutor v Tam Ming
    Appeal of judgment by the Court of 1st Instance, Central District No. 1 for supply of alcohol to indigenous New Hebrideans

    Criminal; Appeal – No. 748

    30 April 1946

    Public Prosecutor v Alexandre Renevier
    Application for rehearing of case no. 745 re supply of alcohol to indigenous New Hebrideans

    Criminal – No. 749

    14 May 1946

    Public Prosecutor v S. Mullin
    Appeal of judgment by the Court of 1st Instance, Central District No. 1 for import and supply of alcohol

    Criminal – No. 750

    21 June 1946

    Public Prosecutor v Yetika et al
    Theft of alcohol

    Criminal – No. 751

    02 July 1946

    Public Prosecutor v Henri Clavert
    Theft

    Criminal – No. 752

    15 October 1946

    Public Prosecutor v Touganga
    Fraudulently obtaining money from her employer

    Criminal – No. 753

    14 November 1946

    Public Prosecutor v Kaluat
    Theft

    Criminal – No. 754

    14 November 1946

    1947

    Case name

        

    Action

        

    Date of judgment

    Public Prosecutor v Charles Bernard Trautwein Dupertuis
    Appeal of judgment of the Court of 1st Instance, Central District No. 1 for driving a vehicle found to be in a dangerous condition

    Criminal – No. 755

    16 July 1947

    Tanna Land dispute – boundary between the villages of Ianamakel and Ianamatangi

    Civil Order

    18 July 1947

    Public Prosecutor v Bui Van Tam
    Appeal of judgment of the Court of 1st Instance, Northern District for supply of alcohol to indigenous New Hebrideans

    Criminal; Appeal – No. 756

    19 August 1947

    Public Prosecutor v Aubert Ratard
    Breach of labour regulations

    Criminal – No. 757

    19 August 1947

    Public Prosecutor v Auguste Nicolas
    Application for rehearing of judgment no. 744

    Civil – No. 758

    12 September 1947

    Public Prosecutor v Jim Stephens
    Theft

    Criminal – No. 759

    25 September 1947

    Public Prosecutor v Jacques de Preville
    Refusing to produce to the French District Agent the labourers employed on the plantation of which he was the manager

    Civil – No. 760

    30 September 1947

    Public Prosecutor v Ketty
    Theft

    Criminal – No. 761

    04 November 1947

    Public Prosecutor v Seoule
    Theft

    Criminal – No. 762

    24 November 1947

    1948

    Case name

        

    Action

        

    Date of judgment

    Public Prosecutor v Paul Parise
    Appeal of judgment by the Court of the 1st Instance, Northern District for supply of alcohol to indigenous New Hebrideans

    Criminal; Appeal – No. 763

    06 January 1948

    Public Prosecutor v Andre Naturel
    Recruiting without a recruiting licence and recruiting while carrying arms and ammunition

    Civil – No. 764

    09 January 1948

    Public Prosecutor v Jean Tumahai (known as ‘Ro’)
    Application for rehearing of a judgment given by default by the Joint Court

    Civil – No. 765

    09 January 1948

    Public Prosecutor v Andre Colardeau
    Appeal of judgment by the Court of 1st Instance, Central District No. 1 for supply of alcohol to indigenous New Hebrideans

    Criminal; Appeal – No. 766

    09 April 1948

    Public Prosecutor v Andre & Jacques Naturel
    Contempt of court

    Civil – No. 767

    14 May 1948

    Public Prosecutor v Andre Naturel
    Illegal recruiting

    Civil – No. 768

    08 June 1948

    *Ministère Public c Con
    Assault causing grievous bodily harm

    Criminal – No. 769

    02 July 1948

    *M. Henin c Kalsakau et ses deux fils, Kaltoli et Krem
    Contract for copra to be cut by the people of Fila Island (Ifira)

    *Ministère Public c Peter Yaebi
    Inflicting injuries causing death

    Criminal – No. 770

    30 July 1948

    *Public Prosecutor v Michel
    Resisting arrest

    Criminal – No. 771

    06 August 1948

    1949

    Case name

        

    Action

        

    Date of judgment

    Public Prosecutor v Henri Clavert
    Theft

    Criminal – No. 772

    21 January 1949

    Public Prosecutor v Leong Ho
    Appeal of judgment by the Court of 1st Instance, Central District No. 1 for supply of alcohol to indigenous New Hebrideans

    Criminal; Appeal – No. 773

    21 January 1949

    Public Prosecutor v Timote
    Assault and battery

    Criminal – No. 774

    06 May 1949

    Public Prosecutor v Nace Dasse
    Reviewing a judgment by the Native Court, Southern District
    Killing and eating a dog and using violence on children

    Criminal – No. 775

    18 October 1949

    Public Prosecutor v Kalek
    Review of judgment by the Native Court, Southern District
    Striking her husband with a piece of wood

    Criminal – No. 776

    18 October 1949

Volume 6 (1950-1959)

JOINT COURT OF THE NEW HEBRIDES
(Sitting from 15th of April 1950)

 
Collection compiled by Professor Don Paterson

Index Compiled by Geoff Boon
University of the South Pacific


†- Indicates the judgment is handwritten
* - Indicates the judgment is in the French language

  • 1950

    Case name

        

    Action

        

    Date of judgment

    Public Prosecutor v Monteil
    Sale of firearms to an indigenous New Hebridean

    Criminal – No. 777

    15 Apr 1950

    Public Prosecutor v Soul
    Damage to property

    Criminal – No. 778

    18 Apr 1950

    Public Prosecutor v Paul
    Theft of pig

    Criminal – No. 779

    15 Apr 1950

    Public Prosecutor v Camille
    Theft of petrol

    Criminal – No. 780

    15 Apr 1950

    Public Prosecutor v Camille
    Theft of an automatic pistol

    Criminal - No. 781

    15 Apr 1950

    Public Prosecutor v de Gaillande
    Supply of alcohol to indigenous New Hebrideans

    Criminal – No. 782

    26 May 1950

    Public Prosecutor v Kalmet
    Wilful assault

    Criminal – No. 783

    9 Jun 1950

    Wari v Edward
    Application for guardianship of 3 minors

    Civil – No. 784

    23 Jun 1950

    Public Prosecutor v Naturel
    Engaging indigenous New Hebridean women without the consent of their chief or District Agent if unmarried or their husband

    Criminal – No. 785

    27 Jul 1950

    Public Prosecutor v Clavert
    Theft

    Criminal – No. 786

    1 Sep 1950

    Public Prosecutor v Camille
    Theft of petrol

    Criminal – No. 787

    1 Sep 1950

    Trinh Tien Can known as Bing v Public Prosecutor
    Appeal of conviction by the Court of First Instance, Northern District for supply of alcohol to an indigenous New Hebridean

    Criminal; Appeal – No. 788

    5 Dec 1950

    1951

    Case name

        

    Action

        

    Date of judgment

    Public Prosecutor v Leishi & Charlie Fisaitonga
    Theft of fish

    Criminal – No. 789

    29 Jan 1951

    Public Prosecutor v Celina
    Theft

    Criminal – No. 790

    29 Jan 1951

    Public Prosecutor v Alfred & Massign
    Theft of fowls

    Criminal - No. 791

    2 Mar 1951

    Public Prosecutor v Maurice & Harry
    Assault

    Criminal – No. 792

    9 Mar 1951

    Application by Henri Ohlen to purchase part of the Anabrou Native Reserve from the natives of Fila Island

    Civil – No. 793

    13 Mar 1951

    *Application by Henri Ohlen to purchase part of the Anabrou Native Reserve from the natives of Fila Island

    Civil – No. 793

    13 Mar 1951

    Public Prosecutor v Clavert
    Indecent assault on a boy under the age of 15 years

    Criminal – No. 794

    21 Apr 1951

    Public Prosecutor v Isaac & Vano
    Assault

    Criminal – No. 795

    4 May 1951

    Public Prosecutor v Kanegai
    Threatening with a pistol

    Criminal – No. 796

    19 Jun 1951

    Public Prosecutor v Yauko
    Assault

    Criminal – No. 797

    26 Jun 1951

    Public Prosecutor v Kaouya
    Breach of the peace

    Criminal – No. 798

    6 Aug 1951

    Public Prosecutor v Kalotiti
    Committing an unnatural offence

    Criminal – No. 799

    6 Aug 1951

    Nguyen Van Tran v Public Prosecutor
    Appeal against conviction in the Court of First Instance, Northern District, for supply of alcohol to indigenous New Hebrideans

    Criminal; Appeal – No. 800

    28 Aug 1951

    Public Prosecutor v Naugca
    Indecent exposure

    Criminal – No. 801

    1 Sep 1951

    Leroux v Public Prosecutor
    Appeal against conviction by the Court of First Instance, Northern District, for gambling and supply of alcohol to indigenous New Hebrideans
    Judgment suspended for further evidence to be obtained

    Criminal; Appeal – No. 802

    9 Oct 1951

    Leroux v Public Prosecutor
    Appeal against conviction by the Court of First Instance, Northern District, for gambling and supply of alcohol to indigenous New Hebrideans

    Criminal; Appeal – No. 803

    19 Dec 1951

    1952

    Case name

        

    Action

        

    Date of judgment

    Public Prosecutor v Philippe
    Theft

    Criminal – No. 804

    19 Mar 1952

    Public Prosecutor v Atesse and Martin
    Theft of alcohol

    Criminal - No. 805

    2 May 1952

    Revision of judgment of the Court of First Instance, Northern District, in Public Prosecutor v Simeon Torre & Ors
    Gambling in a public place

    Criminal; Revision of judgment – No. 806

    5 May 1952

    Nguyen Van Le v Public Prosecutor
    Appeal against conviction by the Court of First Instance, Central District No. 1, for supply of alcohol to indigenous New Hebrideans and selling alcohol without a licence

    Criminal; Appeal – No. 807

    26 May 1952

    Public Prosecutor v Gubbay
    Failure to notify engagement of indigenous New Hebridean labourers

    Criminal – No. 808

    26 Sep 1952

    Public Prosecutor v Oungai
    Breaking & entering and throwing empty bottles onto the roof of a house

    Criminal – No. 809

    24 Oct 1952

    Public Prosecutor v Kama and Tari
    Theft

    Criminal – No. 810

    24 Oct 1952

    1953

    Case name

        

    Action

        

    Date of judgment

    Public Prosecutor v Willy & Ors
    Theft of beer

    Criminal – No. 811

    19 Aug 1953

    Public Prosecutor v Robert
    Theft of beer

    Criminal – No. 812

    19 Aug 1953

    Decision in a land dispute between the villages of Inalangunia & Imalet and the villages of Loaniel & Labongtaua on Tanna
    To send the Native Advocate to Tanna to collect information on the villages size, population, origin and gardens

    Civil

    27 Aug 1953

    *Decision in a land dispute between the villages of Inalangunia & Imalet and the villages of Loaniel & Labongtaua on Tanna
    To send the Native Advocate to Tanna to collect information on the villages size, population, origin and gardens

    Civil

    27 Aug 1953

    Public Prosecutor v Tabau
    Theft of rice

    Criminal – No. 813

    19 Aug 1953

    Public Prosecutor v Taripu
    Theft of chewing gum

    Criminal – No. 814

    19 Aug 1953

    Public Prosecutor v Kelkel
    Assault

    Criminal – No. 815

    19 Nov 1953

    *Ministère Public c Rodrigue
    Attempted rape

    Criminal – No. 816

    19 Nov 1953

    Public Prosecutor v Rodrigue
    Attempted rape

    Criminal – No. 816

    19 Nov 1953

    Public Prosecutor v Toufaw
    Theft

    Criminal – No. 817

    19 Nov 1953

    *Ministère Public c Toufaw
    Theft

    Criminal – No. 817

    19 Nov 1953

    Application to the Joint Court by Hill v natives of Fila Island
    Seeking the Court to exchange a portion of the Malapua Native Reserve for a similar sized portion of land adjoining the reserve

    Civil

    22 Dec 1953

    1954

    Case name

        

    Action

        

    Date of judgment

    *La Société des CFNH c L’Administration du Condominium
    Claim for stevedoring charges

    Civil

    18 Mar 1954

    Public Prosecutor v Taripomata
    Theft of a bullock

    Criminal – No. 818

    22 Mar 1954

    Public Prosecutor v Kalsau & Ors
    Theft of a bullock

    Criminal – No. 819

    23 Mar 1954

    Public Prosecutor v Raymond
    Assault with a weapon

    Criminal – No. 820

    23 Mar 1954

    Public Prosecutor v Itai & Ors
    Theft of alcohol

    Criminal – No. 821

    30 Aug 1954

    Public Prosecutor v Donald
    Incest

    Criminal – No. 822

    30 Aug 1954

    Public Prosecutor v Kalsokari
    Rape

    Criminal – No. 823

    30 Aug 1954

    Teotani v Public Prosecutor
    Appeal against conviction by the Court of First Instance, Northern District, for driving a vehicle without a licence

    Criminal; Appeal – No. 824

    30 Aug 1954

    Leroux v Public Prosecutor
    Appeal against conviction by the Court of First Instance, Northern District, for profiteering on sales of beer

    Criminal; Appeal – No. 825

    30 Aug 1954

    Public Prosecutor v Aissor known as Camille
    Wilful homicide

    Criminal – No. 826

    31 Aug 1954

  • 1955

    Case name

        

    Action

        

    Date of judgment

    Public Prosecutor v Moona and Kaita
    Theft

    Criminal – No. 827

    12 Jan 1955

    *Ministère Public c Philippe & Ors
    Assaulting a policeman in the execution of his duty

    Criminal – No. 828

    12 Jan 1955

    Public Prosecutor v Philippe & Ors
    Assaulting a policeman in the execution of his duty

    Criminal – No. 828

    12 Jan 1955

    *Ministère Public c Tanau
    Having had carnal knowledge with a girl under the age of 15 years

    Criminal – No. 829

    22 Feb 1955

    Public Prosecutor v Tanau
    Having had carnal knowledge with a girl under the age of 15 years

    Criminal – No. 829

    22 Feb 1955

    *Revision of judgment
    Ministère Public c Nyugen Van Phung in the Court of First Instance, Central District No. 1 on appeal
    Supply of alcohol to indigenous New Hebrideans

    Criminal; Appeal – No. 830

    22 Feb 1955

    *Revision of judgment
    Nguyen Van Phung v Public Prosecutor
    Appeal of conviction by the Court of First Instance, Central District, No. 1, for supply of alcohol to indigenous New Hebrideans

    Criminal; Appeal – No. 830

    22 Feb 1955

    *Dinh Trong The c Ministère Public
    Appeal of conviction by the Court of First Instance, Central District No. 1, for supply of alcohol to indigenous New Hebrideans

    Criminal; Appeal – No. 831

    16 Mar 1955

    Dinh Trong The v Public Prosecutor
    Appeal of conviction by the Court of First Instance, Central District No. 1, for supply of alcohol to indigenous New Hebrideans

    Criminal; Appeal – No. 831

    16 Mar 1955

    *Ministère Public c Ena Jinnie
    Theft

    Criminal – No 832

    9 May 1955

    Public Prosecutor v Ena Jinnie
    Theft

    Criminal – No. 832

    9 May 1955

    *Le Duc Hoa c Ministère Public
    Appeal of conviction by the Court of First Instance, Northern District, for supply of alcohol to indigenous New Hebrideans

    Criminal; Appeal – No. 833

    27 May 1955

    Le Duc Hoa v Public Prosecutor
    Appeal of conviction by the Court of First Instance, Northern District, for supply of alcohol to indigenous New Hebrideans

    Criminal; Appeal - 833

    27 May 1955

    *Mai Van Luyen c Ministère Public
    Appeal of conviction by the Court of First Instance, Northern District, for supply of alcohol to indigenous New Hebrideans

    Criminal; Appeal – No. 834

    27 May 1955

    Mai Van Luyen v Public Prosecutor
    Appeal of conviction by the Court of First Instance, Northern District, for supply of alcohol to indigenous New Hebrideans

    Criminal; Appeal – No. 834

    27 May 1955

    *Luu Van Boi c Ministère Public
    Appeal of conviction by the Court of First Instance, Northern District, for supply of alcohol to indigenous New Hebrideans

    Criminal; Appeal – No. 835

    27 May 1955

    Luu Van Boi v Public Prosecutor v Public Prosecutor
    Appeal of conviction by the Court of First Instance, Northern District, for supply of alcohol to indigenous New Hebrideans

    Criminal; Appeal – No. 835

    27 May 1955

    *Faatoma, known as Petit-Pierre c Ministère Public
    Appeal of conviction by the Court of First Instance, Northern District, for supply of alcohol to indigenous New Hebrideans

    Criminal; Appeal – No. 836

    27 May 1955

    Faatoma, known as Petit-Pierre v Public Prosecutor
    Appeal of conviction by the Court of First Instance, Northern District, for supply of alcohol to indigenous New Hebrideans

    Criminal; Appeal – No. 836

    27 May 1955

    *Tran Van Chi c Ministère Public
    Appeal of conviction by the Court of First Instance, Northern District, for supply of alcohol to indigenous New Hebrideans

    Criminal; Appeal – No. 837

    27 May 1955

    Tran Van Chi v Public Prosecutor
    Appeal of conviction by the Court of First Instance, Northern District, for supply of alcohol to indigenous New Hebrideans

    Criminal; Appeal – No. 837

    27 May 1955

    *Ministère Public c William
    Assault causing grievous bodily injury

    Criminal – No. 838

    10 Jun 1955

    Public Prosecutor v William
    Assault causing grievous bodily injury

    Criminal – No. 838

    10 Jun 1955

    *Ministère Public c Nambon
    Theft

    Criminal – No. 839

    21 Jun 1955

    Public Prosecutor v Nambon
    Theft

    Criminal – No. 839

    21 Jun 1955

    *Ministère Public c Jimmy
    Assault on a child

    Criminal – No. 840

    11 Jul 1955

    Public Prosecutor v Jimmy
    Assault on a child

    Criminal – No. 840

    11 Jul 1955

    Court Order
    Forbidding trespass on a piece of land on Tongoa subject to an application for registration before the Court

    Civil

    19 Aug 1955

    *Ministère Public c Jean-Marie
    Breaking and entering

    Criminal – No. 841

    30 Aug 1955

    *Nguyen Van Rung c Ministère Public
    Appeal against conviction by the Court of First Instance, Central District No. 1, for sale of firearms to an indigenous New Hebridean

    Criminal; Appeal – No. 842

    30 Aug 1955

    *Nguyen Dinh Tu c Ministère Public
    Appeal against conviction by the Court of First Instance, Northern District, for sale of firearms to an indigenous New Hebridean

    Criminal; Appeal – No. 843

    30 Aug 1955

    *Nguyen Van Phung c Ministère Public
    Appeal against conviction by the Court of First Instance, Central District No. 1, for supply of alcohol to indigenous New Hebrideans and sale of liquor without a licence

    Criminal; Appeal – No. 844

    30 Aug 1955

    *Nguyen Van Vuong c Ministère Public
    Appeal against conviction by the Court of First Instance, Northern District, for supply of alcohol to indigenous New Hebrideans

    Criminal; Appeal – No. 845

    30 Aug 1955

    *Tran Van Y c Ministère Public
    Appeal against conviction by the Court of First Instance, Northern District, for supply of alcohol to indigenous New Hebrideans

    Criminal; Appeal – No. 846

    30 Aug 1955

    *Nguyen Thi Hoa c Ministère Public
    Dinh Van Hung c Ministère Public
    Appeals against convictions by the Court of First Instance, Norhtern District, for supply of alcohol to indigenous New Hebrideans

    Criminal; Appeal – No. 847

    30 Aug 1955

    *Dinh Van Hung c Ministère Public
    Appeals against convictions by the Court of First Instance, Northern District, for supply of alcohol to indigenous New Hebrideans

    Criminal; Appeals – No. 848-50

    30 Aug 1955

    *Nguyen Thi Hoa c Ministère Public
    Appeal against conviction by the Court of First Instance, Northern District, for supply of alcohol to indigenous New Hebrideans

    Criminal; Appeal - 851

    30 Aug 1955

    *Harbulot c Ministère Public
    Appeal against conviction by the Court of First Instance, Central District No. 1, for not cutting the grass on the berms in front of his property in Port Vila

    Criminal; Appeal – No. 852

    9 Sep 1955

    *De Gaillande c Ministère Public
    Appeal of conviction by the Court of First Instance, Central District No. 1, for not mowing his property within the bounds of Port Vila

    Criminal; Appeal – No. 853

    19 Sep 1955

    *Hoang Van Tu c Ministère Public
    Appeal of conviction by the Court of First Instance, Northern District, for supply of alcohol to indigenous New Hebrideans

    Criminal; Appeal – No. 854

    19 Oct 1955

    *Hoang Van Co c Ministère Public
    Appeal against conviction by the Court of First Instance, Northern District, for supply of alcohol to indigenous New Hebrideans

    Criminal; Appeal – No. 855

    19 Oct 1955

    *Ministère Public c Louise
    Theft

    Criminal – No. 856

    13 Dec 1955

    1956

    Case name

        

    Action

        

    Date of judgment

    *Hoang Van Tu c Ministère Public
    Appeal against conviction by the Court of First Instance, Northern District, for supply of alcohol to indigenous New Hebrideans

    Criminal; Appeal –No. (B) 1/56

    5 Jan 1956

    *Vu Thi Ty c Ministère Public
    Appeal against conviction by the Court of First Instance, Northern District, for supply of alcohol to indigenous New Hebrideans

    Criminal; Appeal –No. (B) 2/56

    5 Jan 1956

    *Le Duc Hoa c Ministère Public
    Appeal against conviction by the Court of First Instance, Northern District, for supply of alcohol to indigenous New Hebrideans

    Criminal; Appeal – No. (B) 3/56

    5 Jan 1956

    *Ministère Public c Liwowa
    Theft of cocoa

    Criminal – No. (A) 1/56

    9 Jan 1956

    *Lai-Yau c Ministère Public
    Appeal against conviction by the Court of First Instance, Northern District, for supply of alcohol to indigenous New Hebrideans

    Criminal; Appeal – No. (B) 4/56

    9 Jan 1956

    *Rolland c Ministère Public
    Appeal against conviction by the Court of First Instance, Central District No. 1, for supply of alcohol to indigenous New Hebrideans, running a business without a licence and sale of liquor without a licence

    Criminal; Appeal – No. (B) 5/56

    9 Jan 1956

    *Hoang Van Co c Ministère Public
    Appeal against conviction by the Court of First Instance, Northern District, for supply of alcohol to indigenous New Hebrideans

    Criminal; Appeal – No. (B) 6/56

    9 Jan 1956

    MacGowan v Public Prosecutor
    Appeal against conviction by the Court of First Instance, Central District No. 1

    Criminal; Appeal – No. (B) 7/56

    19 Apr 1956

    *Ministère Public c Frederic
    Careless use of a motor vehicle causing death

    Criminal – No. (A) 2/56

    30 Apr 1956

    *Ministère Public c Leroy
    Refusal to allow a French Labour Inspector to inspect his indigenous labourers

    Criminal – No. (A) 3/56

    7 May 1956

    *Ministère Public c Ekna
    Fraud

    Criminal – No. (A) 4/56

    18 May 1956

    *Nguyen Van Huyen c Ministère Public
    Appeal against conviction by the Court of First Instance, Northern District, for gaming

    Criminal; Appeal – No. (B) 8/56

    18 May 1956

    Public Prosecutor v Tassiri
    Murder

    Criminal – No. (A) 5/56

    30 May 1956

    Public Prosecutor v Ruben
    Theft of beer and malicious damage

    Criminal – No. (A) 6/56

    11 Jun 1956

    *Ministère Public c Jean Marie
    Theft

    Criminal – No. (A) 7/56

    10 Aug 1956

    *Ministère Public c Francis
    Theft of a bicycle

    Criminal – No. (A) 8/56

    3 Sep 1956

    Deheripont c Ministère Public
    Appeal against conviction by the Court of First Instance, Northern District, for supply of alcohol to indigenous New Hebrideans

    Criminal; Appeal – No. (B) 9/56

    3 Sep 1956

    Public Prosecutor v Jonas
    Theft

    Criminal – No. (A) 9/56

    14 Sep 1956

    *Ministère Public c Kalou
    Fraud

    Criminal – No. (A) 10/56

    27 Sep 1956

    *Ministère Public c Nace
    Theft of chickens

    Criminal – No. (A) 11/56

    27 Sep 1956

    *Lowana c Kaltanac et Alexine
    Land dispute affecting Fila Native Reserve

    Civil – No.

    29 Sep 1956

    *Ministère Public c Mueze
    Indecent behaviour

    Criminal - No. (A) 12/56

    9 Oct 1956

    Public Prosecutor v Keke
    Rape and carnal knowledge of a girl under the age of 15 years

    Criminal – No. (A) 13/56

    7 Dec 1956

    Public Prosecutor v Apia
    Having carnal knowledge of a girl under the age of 15 years

    Criminal – No. (A) 14/56

    12 Dec 1956

    Public Prosecutor v Mawa
    Having carnal knowledge of a girl under the age of 15 years

    Criminal – No. (A) 15/56

    12 Dec 1956

    Public Prosecutor v Kanegai
    Breaking and entering and theft

    Criminal – No. (A) 16/56

    19 Nov 1956 & 12 Dec 1956

    Public Prosecutor v Kalarus
    Incest

    Criminal – No. (A) 17/56

    24 Dec 1956

    1957

    Case name

        

    Action

        

    Date of judgment

    *Buard c Ministère Public
    Appeal against conviction by the Court of First Instance, Northern District, for non-payment of taxes

    Criminal; Appeal – No. (B) 5/57

    26 Feb 1957

    Public Prosecutor v Kaltongarua
    Receiving stolen property, a bottle of methylated spirit

    Criminal – No. (A) 1/57

    24 May 1957

    Public Prosecutor v Avok
    Theft of methylated spirit

    Criminal – No. (A) 3/57

    24 May 1957

    Native Land Jurisdiction
    Dispute between the villages of Sasake and Mangita on Emae

    29 May 1957

    Public Prosecutor v Opuusa
    Burglary

    Criminal – No. (A) 4/57

    31 Jul 1957 19 Aug 1957

    *Vu Viet Ry & Ors c Ministère Public
    Appeal against conviction by the Court of First Instance, Northern District, for gaming

    Criminal; Appeal – No. (B) 6/57

    12 Aug 1957

    *Faotomo & Ors c Ministère Public
    Appeal against conviction by the Court of First Instance, Northern District, for fishing with dynamite

    Criminal; Appeal – No. (B) 7/57

    12 Aug 1957

    *Do Quang Hanh c Ministère Public
    Appeal against conviction by the Court of First Instance, Northern District, for supply of alcohol to indigenous New Hebrideans

    Criminal; Appeal – No. (B) 8/57

    12 Aug 1957

    *Ministère Public c Kalomuan
    Theft and receiving stolen property

    Criminal – No. (A) 5/57

    30 Aug 1957

    *Luong Van Duong c Ministère Public
    Appeal against conviction by the Court of First Instance, Central District No. 1, for supply of alcohol to indigenous New Hebrideans

    Criminal; Appeal – No. (B) 9/57

    30 Aug 1957

    *Ministère Public c Harbulot

    Criminal – No. (A) 6/57

    23 Sep 1957

    Public Prosecutor v Vibert
    Breaking and entering with intent to steal

    Criminal – (A) 7/57

    9 Oct 1957

    Court Order
    Prohibiting trespass on land subject to an application for title by the New Hebrides Mission of Seventh Day Adventists known as “Beahal” on Ambrym

    Court Order

    9 Oct 1957

    Public Prosecutor v Tau
    Breaking and entering

    Criminal – No. (A) 8/57

    21 Nov 1957

    Public Prosecutor v Kalsuak
    Theft

    Criminal – No. (A) 9/57

    21 Nov 1957

    1958

    Case name

        

    Action

        

    Date of judgment

    *Ministère Public c Lily Mary
    Assault with a weapon

    Criminal – No.(A) 1/58

    30 Jan 1958

    Public Prosecutor v Kalsal
    Assaulting his wife with a stick

    Criminal – No. (A) 2/58

    16 May 1958

    Reid v The Joint Administration
    Appeal against conviction by the Court of First Instance, Central District No. 1, for supply of alcohol to indigenous New Hebrideans, transporting alcohol without a liquor transporting permit and trading in spirituous liquors without a licence

    Criminal; Appeal – No. (B) 1/58

    16 May 1958

    Public Prosecutor v Nalpini and Saimon
    Theft of beer

    Criminal – No. (A) 3/58

    16 May 1958
    20 May 1958

    *Baya-Rava c Ministère Public
    Appeal against conviction by the Court of First Instance, Northern District, for dangerous driving

    Criminal; Appeal – No. (B) 2/58

    1 Aug 1958

    *Phan Van That c Ministère Public
    Appeal against conviction by the Court of First Instance, Northern District, for supply of alcohol to indigenous New Hebrideans

    Criminal; Appeal – No. (B) 3/58

    1 Aug 1958

    *Truong Van Khe c Ministère Public
    Appeal against conviction by the Court of First Instance, Northern District, for supply of alcohol to indigenous New Hebrideans

    Criminal; Appeal – No. (B) 4/58

    1 Aug 1958

    *Ngo Van Cap c Ministère Public
    Appeal against conviction by the Court of First Instance, Northern District, for supply of alcohol to indigenous New Hebrideans

    Criminal; Appeal – No. (B) 5/58

    1 Aug 1958

    Request for salary from M. Polinelli

    Civil

    9 Aug 1958

    Ministère Public c Lisert and Soula
    Wounding with intent

    Criminal – No. (A) 4/58

    12 Aug 1958

    Burns Philp (New Hebrides) Limited, Santo v Polinelli
    Question of jurisdiction

    Civil

    9 Aug 1958
    27 Aug 1958

    *Burns Philp (New Hebrides) Limited, Santo v Polinelli
    Question of jurisdiction

    Civil

    27 Aug 1958

    *Ministère Public c Aissac et William
    Assault causing grievous bodily harm

    Criminal – No. (A) 5/58

    22 Sep 1958

    *Tran Duc Vuong c Ministère Public
    Appeal against conviction by the Court of First Instance, Northern District, for supply of alcohol to indigenous New Hebrideans

    Criminal; Appeal – No. (B) 6/58

    22 Sep 1958

    *Chu Van Vin c Ministère Public
    Appeal against conviction by the Court of First Instance, Northern District, for supply of alcohol to indigenous New Hebrideans

    Criminal; Appeal – No. (B) 7/58

    22 Sep 1958

    *Nguyen Thu Ngon c Ministère Public
    Appeal against conviction by the Court of First Instance, Northern District, for supply of alcohol to indigenous New Hebrideans

    Criminal; Appeal – No. (B) 8/58

    3 Oct 1958

    *Le Duc Sap c Ministère Public
    Appeal against conviction by the Court of First Instance, Northern District, for supply of alcohol to indigenous New Hebrideans

    Criminal; Appeal – No. (B) 9/58

    17 Oct 1958

    Burns Philp (New Hebrides) Ltd. v Mme Leroy
    Fees chargeable on a land transfer

    Arbitration

    21 Oct 1958

    *Tein Fideli c Ministère Public
    Appeal against conviction by the Court of First Instance, Central District, No. 1, for supply of alcohol to indigenous New Hebrideans

    Criminal; Appeal – (B) 10/58

    7 Nov 1958

    *Nguyen Van Tat c Ministère Public
    Appeal against conviction by the Court of First Instance, Central District, No. 1, for supply of alcohol to indigenous New Hebrideans

    Criminal; Appeal – (B) 11/58

    7 Nov 1958

    *Ngo Van Kinh c Ministère Public
    Appeal against conviction by the Court of First Instance, Central Division, No. 1, for supply of alcohol to indigenous New Hebrideans

    Criminal; Appeal – (B) 12/58

    7 Nov 1958

    *Ta Xuan Vinh c Ministère Public
    Appeal against conviction by the Court of First Instance, Central District, No. 1, for supply of alcohol to indigenous New Hebrideans

    Criminal; Appeal – (B) 13/58

    7 Nov 1958

    *Ministère Public c Leo Maurice
    Causing grievous bodily harm to a policeman

    Criminal – (A) 6/58

    18 Nov 1958

    *Ministère Public c Daniel Jonas
    Theft of a pig

    Criminal – (A) 7/58

    18 Nov 1958

    *Ministère Public c Kalotiti
    Assault

    Criminal – (A) 8/58

    18 Nov 1958

    1959

    Case name

        

    Action

        

    Date of judgment

    Public Prosecutor v Masesimu
    Indecent assault against a minor

    Criminal – (A) 1/59

    1 Apr 1959

    *Ministère Public c Joseph Marko
    Indecent assault against a minor

    Criminal – (A) 2/59

    1 Apr 1959

    Public Prosecutor v Mail Tales
    Abusive language

    Criminal – (A) 3/59

    26 May 1959

    Public Prosecutor v Walter Tulangi
    Assault of a policeman by a prisoner

    Criminal – (A) 4/59

    1 Jul 1959

    *Ministère Public c Aissac, Assem et Jack Okao
    Theft of alcohol

    Criminal – (A) 5/59

    20 Jul 1959

    *Ministère Public c Taitas Lénavur
    Slaughtering & stealing the meat of two cows

    Criminal – (A) 6/59

    20 Jul 1959

    *Ministère Public c Taitas Maléki
    Slaughtering & stealing the meat of a calf

    Criminal – (A) 7/59

    20 Jul 1959

    *Ministère Public c Aissac Jean
    Careless use of a motor vehicle

    Criminal – (A) 8/59

    20 Jul 1959

    *Vu Thi Ty c Ministère Public
    Appeal against conviction by the Court of First Instance, Northern District, for supply of alcohol to indigenous New Hebrideans

    Criminal; Appeal – (B) 1/59

    21 Jul 1959

    *Nguyen Cong Mac c Ministère Public
    Appeal against conviction by the Court of First Instance , Northern District, for supply of alcohol to indigenous New Hebrideans

    Criminal; Appeal – (B) 2/59

    21 Jul 1959

    *Pham Van Phach c Ministère Public
    Appeal against conviction by the Court of First Instance, Northern District, for supply of alcohol to indigenous New Hebrideans

    Criminal; Appeal – (B) 3/59

    21 Jul 1959

    *Nguyen Van Vu c Ministère Public
    Appeal against conviction by the Court of First Instance, Northern District, for supply of alcohol to indigenous New Hebrideans

    Criminal; Appeal – (B) 4/59

    21 Jul 1959

    *Luu Van Boi c Ministère Public
    Appeal against conviction by the Court of First Instance, Northern District, for supply of alcohol to indigenous New Hebrideans

    Criminal; Appeal – (B) 5/59

    24 Aug 1959

    *André Colardeau c La Société Union Electrique D’Outre Mer
    Contract to supply electricity in Port Vila and within 15 km of the town, competence

    Civil – (A) 9/59

    24 Aug 1959

    *Ministère Public c William
    Assault

    Criminal – (A) 10/59

    29 Sep 1959

    *Ministère Public c Jack Kalvatak
    Theft

    Criminal – (A) 11/59

    29 Sep 1959

    *Ministère Public c Tom Tasarur
    Careless use of a motor vehicle causing injury

    Criminal – (A) 12/59

    1 Oct 1959

    *Ministère Public c Alfred Lewawa & Saimon
    Theft

    Criminal – (A) 13/59

    2 Oct 1959

    *Ministère Public c John Willy
    Assault

    Criminal – (A) 14/59

    2 Oct 1959

    *Ministère Public c John Nomanian
    Theft

    Criminal – (A) 15/59

    2 Oct 1959

    *Ministère Public c Assem
    Theft

    Criminal – (A) 16/59

    2 Oct 1959

    *Emile Savoie c Ministère Public
    Appeal against conviction by the Court of First Instance, Northern District, for a customs offence by a captain of a boat

    Criminal; Appeal – (B) 6/59

    2 Oct 1959

    *Emile Savoie c Ministère Public
    Appeal against conviction by the Court of First Instance, Central District, No. 2, for a customs offence by a captain of a boat

    Criminal; Appeal – (B) 7/59

    2 Oct 1959

    *Palasito Veu c Ministère Public
    Appeal against conviction by the Court of First Instance, Central District, No. 1, for supply of alcohol to indigenous New Hebrideans

    Criminal; Appeal – (B) 8/59

    2 Oct 1959

    Mary v Tom Roling
    Appeal of maintenance order

    Civil; Appeal – (B) 9/59

    9 Oct 1959

    *Ministère Public c Daniel Palo
    Theft

    Criminal – (A) 17/59

    24 Nov 1959

    *Pierre Theuil c La Société Des Iles Du Pacifique
    Right to access to sea for transport of produce from the plantation

    Civil – (A) 18/59

    4 Dec 1959-

Volume 7 (1960-1965)

Collection compiled by Professor Don Paterson

Index Compiled by Geoff Boon
University of the South Pacific
 

† - Indicates the judgment is handwritten
* - Indicates the judgement is in the French language

  • 1960

    Case name

        

    Action

        

    Date of judgment

    *Ministère Public c Joseph Cigali
    Dangerous driving causing death

    Criminal – (A) 1/60

    7 Mar 1960

    *Ministère Public c Sicon et Enos
    Assault

    Criminal – (A) 3/60

    7 Mar 1960

    *Ministère Public c Taitas Lenavur
    Defended rehearing of judgment by default of (A) 6/59 for slaughtering two cows

    Criminal – (A)2/60

    7 Mar 1960

    *Ministère Public c Lucien Alfred
    Assault

    Criminal – (A) 4/60

    7 Mar 1960

    *Ministère Public c Pierre Louis
    Stowing away on a vessel, theft of alcohol and a purse

    Criminal – (A) 5/60

    18 Mar 1960

    *Ministère Public c Samson
    Theft of copra

    Criminal – (A) 6/60

    18 Mar 1960

    Public Prosecutor v Lines Nekapa & Saickem Mataua
    Inducing her own abortion & assisting in procuring an abortion

    Criminal – (A) 7/60

    27 May 1960

    Public Prosecutor v Paul Nakoma
    Attempting to commit an unnatural offence

    Criminal – (A) 8/60

    3 Jun 1960

    Public Prosecutor v Yakau Benjimine
    Interfering with another with indecent intent

    Criminal – (A) 9/60

    1 Jul 1960

    Public Prosecutor v Will Taty
    Theft

    Criminal – (A) 10/60

    1 Jul 1960

    Public Prosecutor v Ela
    Theft

    Criminal – (A) 11/60

    1 Jul 1960

    *Ministère Public c Dick
    Assault

    Criminal – (A) 12/60

    7 Oct 1960

    Public Prosecutor v Daniel Tanau
    Aiding & abetting an assault

    Criminal – (A) 13/60

    25 Oct 1960

    Public Prosecutor v Geoffrey Sael
    Assaulting his wife with a bottle

    Criminal – (A) 14/60

    25 Oct 1960

    1961

    Case name

        

    Action

        

    Date of judgment

    *Ministère Public c Jessie Bob
    Theft

    Criminal – (A) 1/61

    6 Jan 1961

    Public Prosecutor v Arter Mattai
    Breaking and entry

    Criminal - (A) 2/61

    13 Jan 1961

    Public Prosecutor v Morries Samuel
    Indecent assault

    Criminal – (A) 3/61

    13 Jan 1961

    Public Prosecutor v Pierrot Louis Sonpatis
    Theft and assault on a policeman

    Criminal (A) – 4/61

    13 Jan, 1961

    Public Prosecutor v Rida Kalorisu
    Theft

    Criminal (A) – 5/61

    13 Jan 1961

    *Pham Huu Ty c Ministère Public
    Appeal against conviction by the Court of 1st Instance, Northern District for supply of alcohol to natives

    Criminal (B) – 1/61

    13 Jan 1961

    *Pham Van Phach c Ministère Public
    Appeal against conviction by the Court of 1st Instance, Northern District for supply of alcohol to natives

    Criminal (B) – 2/61

    13 Jan 1961

    Public Prosecutor v David Kalmet
    Setting fire to a house & breach of the peace

    Criminal (A) – 6/61

    20 Jan 1961

    Public Prosecutor v David Aron
    Breaking and entry & assault

    Criminal (A) – 7/61

    20 Jan 1961

    *Gouvernement Français c Maison Burns Philp & Co. Ltd.
    Use of a “zone maritime”

    Civil (A) – 10/61

    17 Mar 1961

    The French Government v Burns Philp & Co. Ltd.
    Use of a “zone maritime”

    Civil (A) – 10/61

    17 Mar 1961

    Presbyterian Church of Australia v Pio Tofor
    Application for an injunction to restrain Pio Tofor et al from land claimed and occupied at Magam, North Ambrym

    Civil (A) -   /61

    21 Mar 1961

    *Pham Van Phach c Ministère Public
    Review of a conviction for supply of alcohol to natives

    Criminal (A) – 8/61

    29 Mar 1961

    *Pham Huu Ty c Ministère Public
    Review of a conviction for supply of alcohol to natives

    Criminal (A) – 9/61

    29 Mar 1961

    Public Prosecutor v Johsua Malas
    Interfering with an aircraft

    Criminal (A) – 11/61

    31 Jul 1961

    *Ministère Public c Jonas Teri Nat
    Defamation

    Criminal (A) – 12/61

    8 Aug 1961

    *Ministère Public c Simeon
    Breaking and entry & assault

    Criminal (A) – 13/61

    8 Aug 1961

    *Ministère Public c Tom & Liaal Kalfapun
    Theft of 2 pigs

    Criminal (A) – 14/61

    8 Aug 1961

    Public Prosecutor v Ungai
    Review of a judgment of driving without a licence

    Criminal (B) – 3/61

    22 Aug 1961

    Public Prosecutor v Kalotuk
    Having carnal knowledge of a minor and indecent assault

    Criminal (A) – 15/61

    1 Sep 1961

    Public Prosecutor v Johnson Kalsarur
    Having carnal knowledge of a minor and indecent assault

    Criminal (A) – 16/61

    1 Sep 1961

    Public Prosecutor v Kalsokar
    Indecent assault

    Criminal (A) – 17/61

    1 Sep 1961

    *Ministère Public c John Edouard Grouby
    Assault on a French citizen by a New Hebridean

    Criminal (A) 18/61

    15 Sep 1961

    Public Prosecutor v David Jimmy
    Assault on a British subject

    Criminal (A) – 19/61

    15 Sep 1961

    Public Prosecutor v Joe Natouas
    Theft

    Criminal (A) – 20/61

    16 Nov 1961

    Public Prosecutor v Willie Naurai
    Theft

    Criminal (A) – 21/61

    16 Nov 1961

    Public Prosecutor v George Millikum
    Theft

    Criminal (A) – 22/61

    16 Nov 1961

    *Request for proposed transfer of a portion of the Native Reserve of Malapoa for construction of a road

    12 Dec 1962

    1962

    Case name

        

    Action

        

    Date of judgment

    Request for proposed transfer of a portion of the Native Reserve of Malapoa for construction of a road

    9 Jan 1962

    *Request for proposed transfer of a portion of the Native Reserve of Malapoa for construction of a road

    9 Jan 1962

    *Ministère Public c Simeon
    Breaking and entry

    Criminal (A) – 1/62

    27 Mar 1962

    *Ministère Public c Harry Yaken, Willy Nayo, John Nafkatap, Bob Kian
    Theft

    Criminal (A) – 2/62

    24 Apr 1962

    *Ministère Public c Jack Kalotiti
    Manslaughter

    Criminal (A) – 3/62

    27 Apr 1962

    Public Prosecutor v Joe Naliua
    Theft

    Criminal (A) – 4/62

    15 Sep 1962

    Public Prosecutor v Simion Bulemaga
    Breaking and entry & theft

    Criminal (A) – 5/62

    15 Sep 1962

    Public Prosecutor v Jack Bakom and Pily
    Theft

    Criminal (A) – 6/62

    15 Sep 1962

    Petition to modify the Native Reserve of Malapoa

    12 Dec 1962

  • 1963

    Case name

        

    Action

        

    Date of judgment

    *Willie Toka v Public Prosecutor
    Appeal against conviction by the Court of 1st Instance, Central District No. 1 for dangerous driving

    Criminal (B) – 1/63

    8 Jan 1963

    *Ministère Public c Normen, Joe Kaltaliu & Meto Tabankai
    Theft

    Criminal (A) – 1/63

    8 Feb 1963

    *Ministère Public c Lily
    Theft

    Criminal (A) – 2/63

    8 Feb 1963

    *Ministère Public c Dick Leon Waoute
    Indecent assault on a minor

    Criminal (A) – 3/63

    8 Feb 1963

    Bing Tong v the Condominium
    Appeal against suspension of his driving licence by the Court of 1st Instance, Central District No. 1, for dangerous driving

    Criminal (B) – 2/63

    26 Mar 1963

    Manuel Balasanga v the Condominium
    Appeal against penalties imposed by the Court of 1st Instance, Central District No. 1, for dangerous driving, driving under the influence of alcohol & failure to notify the police of an accident causing injury

    Criminal (B) – 3/63

    26 Mar 1963

    *Ministère Public c Silas Mui
    Theft

    Criminal (A) – 4/63

    29 Mar 1963

    *Ministère Public c Willy Kalmel
    Theft

    Criminal (A) – 5/63

    5 Apr 1963

    *Ministère Public c Willy Goddyn & Johnson Chitty
    Wilful damage & theft

    Criminal (A) – 6/63

    5 Apr 1963

    Public Prosecutor v Mael Aitong
    Indecent assault

    Criminal (A) – 7/63

    9 Apr 1963

    *Ministère Public c Matareliu Pakoa
    Incest

    Criminal (A) – 8/63

    16 Apr 1963

    Nisa’s son & another v Netar & Ors
    In the matter of a land dispute among natives of Kole, East Santo

    (A) – 9/63

    13 May 1963

    *Ministère Public c Kanawoue
    Revision of sentence of the Court of 1st Instance, Southern District, for rape & incest

    Criminal (A) – 10/63

    5 Jul 1963

    Public Prosecutor v Thomas Kalsa
    Theft

    Criminal (A) – 11/63

    5 Jul 1963

    Public Prosecutor v Sisil Kaltaris
    Theft

    Criminal (A) – 12/63

    12 Jul 1963

    Public Prosecutor v Manre
    Breaking & entry and theft

    Criminal (A) – 13/63

    2 Sep 1963

    Public Prosecutor v Turtabang
    Rape & indecent assault of a minor

    Criminal (A) – 14/63

    10 Sep 1963

    *Ministère Public c Obed Tarisogoliu
    Attempted rape

    Criminal (A) – 15/63

    20 Sep 1963

    Public Prosecution v Alon
    Theft

    Criminal (A) – 16/63

    22 Oct 1963

    Public Prosecutor v Perel
    Theft

    Criminal (A) – 17/63

    22 Oct 1963

    Public Prosecutor v Kition
    Indecent annoyance

    Criminal (A) – 18/63

    8 Nov 1963

    Public Prosecutor v Sam Sabati
    Trespass

    Criminal (A) – 19/63

    8 Nov 1963

    Public Prosecutor v Leipas Navie
    Trespass

    Criminal (A) – 20/63

    8 Nov 1963

    *Ministère Public c Manre
    Breaking & entry and theft

    Criminal (A) – 21/63

    15 Nov 1963

    *Ministère Public c Allen Obed
    Theft

    Criminal (A) – 22/63

    15 Nov 1963

    Public Prosecutor v Alick Amos
    Theft

    Criminal (A) – 23/63

    21 Nov 1963

    Public Prosecutor v Kalmet Nasei, Kalpat Mokoro, David Kalmet & Frem Kaluat
    Disturbing the peace & wilful damage

    Criminal (A) – 23/63

    29 Nov 1963

    1964

    Case name

        

    Action

        

    Date of judgment

    Petition to the Court by the French Government, the Condominium Government and the Registrar of Titles to interpret the ownership of public roads

    Judgment No. 746

    17 Mar 1964

    *Ministère Public c Léon François
    Discharging himself from a ship’s crew

    Criminal (A) – 1/64

    10 Apr 1964

    *Ministère Public c Willy Ben
    Assault and wilful damage

    Criminal (A) – 2/64

    10 Apr 1964

    *Ministère Public c Johnson Chitty & Sam Gepetti
    Indecent assault

    Criminal (A) – 3/64

    10 Apr 1964

    *Ministère Public c Kalomélé Elien & Jack Kalontan
    Having carnal knowledge with a minor

    Criminal (A) – 4/64

    10 Apr 1964

    Public Prosecutor v Chung Wai
    Review of suspension of driving licence for dangerous driving imposed by the Court of 1st Instance, Northern District

    Criminal (B) – 1/64

    10 Apr 1964

    *Ministère Public c Petelo Makatea
    Review of suspension of driving licence for driving under the influence of alcohol imposed  by the Court of 1st Instance, Northern District

    Criminal (B) – 2/64

    10 Apr 1964

    *Ministère Public c Jean Hagen
    Review of conviction by the Court of 1st Instance, Northern District, for using an unregistered lorry & without paying road tax

    Criminal (B) – 3/64

    14 May 1964

    *Ministère Public c Willy Leeman
    Review of conviction by the Court of 1st Instance, Northern District, for driving an unregistered vehicle & without paying road tax or having an annual vehicle inspection

    Criminal (B) – 4/64

    14 May 1964

    Public Prosecutor v Tofar
    Attempted rape

    Criminal (A) – 5/64

    26 May 1964

    Public Prosecutor v Jessie
    Theft

    Criminal (A) – 6/64

    12 Jun 1964

    *Société Française Des Nouvelles-Hébrides c the Condominium Government
    Appeal of the Joint Court’s assessment of land market value

    Civil

    7 Jul 1964

    SFNH v the Condominium Government
    Appeal of the Joint Court’s assessment of land market value

    Civil

    7 Jul 1964

    Public Prosecutor v Alick
    Assault and threatening behaviour

    Criminal (A) – 7/64

    17 Jul 1964

    Public Prosecutor v Robert & Iarueli
    Indecent assault & causing grievous bodily harm

    Criminal (A) – 8/64

    17 Jul 1964

    Public Prosecutor v Alick Kalmaire
    Review of decision by the Court of 1st Instance, Central District, No. 1 for driving under the influence of alcohol & failure to stop following an accident or to report the accident to the police

    Criminal (B) – 5/64

    25 Jul 1964

    Public Prosecutor v Peter Tom
    Rape of a minor & indecent assault

    Criminal (A) – 9/64

    14 Aug 1964

    Public Prosecutor v Nellie Nebina
    Intent to cause injury by poison and attempt to practise sorcery

    Criminal (A) – 10/64

    26 Sep 1964

    *Victor Tin Hinn Lee c Ministère Public
    Appeal of conviction by the Court of 1st Instance, Central District, No. 1, for dangerous driving & driving a motor vehicle without the owner’s permission

    Criminal (B) – 6/64

    29 Sep 1964

    *Fernand Deherripont c Ministère Public
    Appeal of conviction by the Court of 1st Instance, Northern District, for sale of alcohol without a licence & unauthorised transport of alcohol

    Criminal (B) – 7/64

    16 Oct 1964

    Godfrey William Paddock George v Public Prosecutor
    Appeal against conviction for being master of a vessel with an overall height exceeding 75 feet attempted to pass beneath an electricity supply cable between Iririki and Vila contrary to Joint Regulations

    Criminal (B) – 8/64

    6 Nov 1964

    Public Prosecutor v Johnny Sakaran
    Theft

    Criminal (A) 12/64

    1 Dec 1964

    Public Prosecutor v Jacob Butal & Tom Manaure
    Attempted theft

    Criminal (A) – 11/64

    29 Dec 1964

    1965

    Case name

        

    Action

        

    Date of judgment

    Public Prosecutor v Mael
    Wilful damage

    Criminal (A) – 1/65

    9 Jan 1965

    Ministère Public c Falakiko Laufou, Richard Shigetomi & Patrice Kilikili
    Review of conviction by the Court of 1st Instance, Central District, No. 1, for fishing using explosives

    Criminal (B) -  2/65

    18 Jan 1965

    Public Prosecutor v Sairel Sanno
    Breaking & entry and theft

    Criminal (A) – 3/65

    29 Jan 1965

    Public Prosecutor v Willie Nauka
    Indecent assault

    Criminal (A) – 2/65

    29 Jan 1965

    *Ministère Public c Pakoa Tinamboa & Redy Tarinoa
    Review of conviction by the Court of 1st Instance, Central District, No. 1, for fishing using explosives

    Criminal (B) – 2/65

    29 Jan 1965

    Public Prosecutor v William Teini
    Assault

    Criminal (A) – 4/65

    29 Jan 1965

    *Ministère Public c Kore, Meten Kalkau & Jean Sablan
    Review of conviction by the Court of 1st Instance, Central District, No. 1, for fishing using explosives

    Criminal (B) – 3/65

    29 Jan 1965

    Public Prosecutor v Georges Moses
    Theft & attempted theft

    Criminal (A) – 5/65

    5 Mar 1965

    Public Prosecutor v Sacklin Apet
    Breaking & entry and theft

    Criminal (A) – 6/65

    7 Apr 1965

    *Ministère Public c Arton
    Causing grievous bodily harm leading to death by an act of negligence

    Criminal (A) – 7/65

    7 Apr 1965

    *Ministère Public c John Joe
    Review of conviction by the Court of 1st Instance, Northern District, for driving under the influence of alcohol

    Criminal (B) – 4/65

    7 Apr 1965

    *Ministère Public c Rémy Claver
    Committing a sexual offence against a minor

    Criminal (A) – 8/65

    12 May 1965

    *Ministère Public c Buluk, Si Tang Tang, Paololos, Lafet, Seke, Tari & Malilele
    Wilful damage

    Criminal (A) – 9/65

    12 May 1965

    Public Prosecutor v Pierrot Louis
    Trespass & larceny

    Criminal (A) – 10/65

    9 Jun 1965

    Public Prosecutor v Valeawia Thompson
    Incest & rape

    Criminal (A) – 11/65

    11 & 12 Aug 1965

    Public Prosecutor v Kalfapong
    Incest

    Criminal (A) – 12/65

    11 Aug 1965

    Public Prosecutor v Sacklin Apet
    Larceny

    Criminal (A) – 14/65

    11 Aug 1965

    Public Prosecutor v Sailas Stephen
    Theft & trespass with intent to commit a felony

    Criminal (A) – 13/65

    12 Aug 1965

    *Ministère Public c Albert Frank
    Theft

    Criminal (A) – 15/65

    8 Sep 1965

    Wong Jock Keong v Public Prosecutor
    Appeal against conviction by the Court of 1st Instance, Central District, No. 1, for supply of alcohol to indigenous New Hebrideans

    Criminal (B) – 5/65

    5 Oct 1965

    Public Prosecutor v Harry Obed Kalepi, George, Tom, Timmy Sakaea, Robert Noel, Lakole Edward & Johnson Nalounia
    Theft

    Criminal (A) – 16/65

    19 Oct 1965

    Public Prosecutor v Jimmy Skaia
    Theft

    Criminal (A) – 17/65

    19 Oct 1965

    *Ministère Public c Pita, Baptiste & James Daniel
    Theft

    Criminal (A) – 18/65

    26 Nov 1965

    *Ministère Public c Cicil, Fatan, Kilion & Freddy
    Theft

    Criminal (A) – 19/65

    26 Nov 1965

    Public Prosecutor v Pakoa Alick
    Theft

    Criminal (A) – 20/65

    30 Nov 1965

    *Ministère Public c Jack Kalmas
    Careless driving causing death

    Criminal (A) – 21/65

    30 Nov 1965

    *Ministère Public c Sylvestre Cyprien
    Theft

    Criminal (A) – 23/65

    10 Dec 1965

    Public Prosecutor v Pakoa Alick
    Theft

    Criminal (A) – 22/65

    17 Dec 1965

Volume 8 (1966–1969)

Collection compiled by Professor Don Paterson

Index compiled by Geoff Boon
University of the South Pacific
 

† - Indicates the judgment is handwritten
* - Indicates the judgment is in the French language

  • 1966

    Case name

        

    Action

        

    Date of judgment

    Public Prosecutor v Sairel Sanno
    Theft

    Criminal - (A) 1/66

    28 Jan 1966

    Public Prosecutor v Wong Jok Keong
    Confirmation of sentence on appeal

    Appellate – (B) 1/66

    28 Jan 1966

    Public Prosecutor v Micah Posen
    Theft

    Criminal – (A) 2/66

    11 Mar 1966

    Public Prosecutor v Willie Kenneth
    Theft

    Criminal – (A) 3/66

    5 Apr 1966

    *Ministère Public c Kalua, Normen & Jolly Tayaki
    Theft

    Criminal – (A) 4/66

    12 Apr 1966

    *Jack Kalmas c Ministère Public
    Appeal against conviction by the Court of 1st Instance, Central Division No. 1, for dangerous driving and failure to stop after an accident

    Appellate – (B) 2/66

    15 Apr 1966

    *Henri Mansuy c Ministère Public
    Appeal against conviction by the Court of 1st Instance, Northern Division, for importation of ammunition

    Appellate – (B) 3/66

    26 Apr 1966

    *Ministère Public c Pierre Louis
    Breaking & entry and attempted theft

    Criminal - (A) 5/66

    29 Apr 1966

    *Ministère Public c Jacob
    Theft

    Criminal – (A) 6/66

    20 May 1966

    Public Prosecutor v Alven of Malekula
    Theft

    Criminal – (A) 7/66

    23 May 1966

    Public Prosecutor v Jack Kalontan & Robert Riri
    Theft

    Criminal – (A) 8/66

    14 Jun 1966

    Public Prosecutor v Appy Johnson of Paunangis
    Attempted theft

    Criminal – (A) 9/66

    14 Jun 1966

    Public Prosecutor v Billy of Epi
    Reckless driving causing death

    Criminal – (A) 10/66

    14 Jun 1966

    *Ministère Public c Pita Firiam & Mael Sam
    Theft & aiding and abetting committing an offence

    Criminal – (A) 11/66

    24 Jun 1966

    *Ministère Public c Tom Joseph & Solomon Naki known as Sol
    Theft & aiding and abetting committing an offence

    Criminal – (A) 12/66

    24 Jun 1966

    *Ministère Public c Louis Obed
    Misappropriation

    Criminal – (A) 13/66

    24 Jun 1966

    *Ministère Public c Paul Kalontas
    Theft

    Criminal – (A) 14/66

    9 Aug 1966

    Public Prosecutor v Thomas of Tongoa
    Theft

    Criminal – (A) 15/66

    8 Nov 1966

    *Ministère Public c Tali
    Assault & manslaughter

    Criminal – (A) 16/66

    9 Nov 1966

    Public Prosecutor v Alfred Kalesi
    Theft

    Criminal – (A) 17/66

    23 May & 22 Nov 1966

    *Ministère Public c Nicholas Arew
    Theft

    Criminal – (A) 18/66

    25 Nov 1966

    Public Prosecutor v Nicholas Aru
    Theft

    Criminal – (A) 19/66

    25 Nov 1966

    Public Prosecutor v Basil Karai Lakua & Jimmy Karai
    Theft

    Criminal – (A) 20/66

    25 Nov 1966

    Public Prosecutor v Alfred of Paunangis
    Theft

    Criminal – (A) 21/66

    9 & 16 Dec 1966

    *Ministère Public c Hiram Pule
    Dangerous driving causing death

    Criminal – (A) 22/66

    16 Dec 1966

    *Ministère Public c Jean-Baptiste Louis
    Theft

    Criminal – (A) 23/66

    16 Dec 1966

    John Fred of Epi v Peter Massing of Ambrym
    Appeal of decision of the Native Court, Central District, No. 1 to pay maintenance for illegitimate children

    Civil – (B) 4/66

    20 Dec 1966

    1967

    Case name

        

    Action

        

    Date of judgment

    *Ministère Public c Normen Kalchi
    Assault causing grievous bodily harm

    Criminal – (A) 1/67

    17 Jan 1967

    *Ministère Public c Apia Salé
    Assault causing grievous bodily harm

    Criminal – (A) 2/67

    17 Jan 1967

    Public Prosecutor v Faithful Tauratete & Kalsau Aru of Moso
    Theft

    Criminal – (A) 3/67

    17 Jan 1967

    Public Prosecutor v Esau Edward of Emau
    Unlawful detention

    Criminal – (A) 4/67

    17 Jan 1967

    Public Prosecutor v Joseph Davidson & Francis Bunga
    Attempting to procure an abortion

    Criminal – (A) 5/67

    17 Feb 1967

    Public Prosecutor v Manre Sailas of Eratap
    Theft

    Criminal – (A) 6/67

    4 Apr 1967

    Public Prosecutor v George Marakia Saurei
    Theft

    Criminal – (A) 7/67

    4 Apr 1967

    Public Prosecutor v Jacob Willie
    Assault

    Criminal – (A) 8/67

    18 Jul 1967

    Public Prosecutor v Iatika Nathan, John Naruwaiag, Peter Niwo, Kaniolei George & Naitania Noula, all of Tanna
    Malicious damage and assault

    Criminal – (A) 9/67

    24 Aug 1967

    Public Prosecutor v Albert Frank of Nguna
    Theft

    Criminal – (A) 10/67

    17 Oct 1967

    Public Prosecutor v John Bule
    Theft

    Criminal – (A) 11/67

    17 Sep 1967

    Public Prosecutor v Denny Mawa of Epi
    Carnal knowledge of a minor

    Criminal – (A) 12/67

    3 Nov 1967

    Public Prosecutor v Samuel of Paunangis
    Rape & indecent assault

    Criminal – (A) 13/67

    3 Nov 1967

    *Ministère Public c Amos Makali
    Theft

    Criminal – (A) 14/67

    17 Nov 1967

    *Ministère Public c  Mael Sam & Jimmy Diamua
    Rape & assisting to commit rape

    Criminal – (A) 15/67

    17 Nov 1967

    *Roger Breton c Ministère Public
    Appeal against conviction by the Court of 1st Instance, Central District, No. 1, for drunken driving and dangerous driving

    Appellate – (B) 1/67

    17 Nov 1967

    *Ngoc Thuy Dinh c Ministère Public
    Appeal against conviction by the Court of 1st Instance, Central District, No. 1, for drunken driving

    Appellate – (B) 2/67

    17 Nov 1967

    *Ministère Public c Euan Kanas
    Assault causing grievous bodily harm

    Criminal – (A) 16/67

    21 Nov 1967

    *Ministère Public c Rémy Clavert
    Theft

    Criminal – (A) 17/67

    21 Nov 1967

    *Ministère Public c Kalori Korri
    Minor assault

    Criminal – (A) 18/67

    21 Nov 1967

    Public Prosecutor v George Marakia of Fila
    Theft

    Criminal – (A) 19/67

    24 Nov 1967

    Public Prosecutor v Joel Kaltapiri
    Assault and battery

    Criminal – (A) 20/67

    24 Nov 1967

    Tuhua Sabolo v Ministère Public
    Appeal against conviction by the Court of 1st Instance, Central District, No. 1, for killing & selling meat without a veterinary inspection

    Appellate – (B) 3/67

    24 Nov 1967

    *Tuha Sabolo c Ministère Public
    Appeal against conviction by the Court of 1st Instance, Central District, No. 1, for killing & selling meat without a  veterinary inspection

    Appellate – (B) 3/67

    24 Nov 1967

  • 1968

    Case name

        

    Action

        

    Date of judgment

    Public Prosecutor v Tasi Obed
    Larceny

    Criminal – (A) 1/68

    27 Feb 1968

    Jimmy Stephens v Public Prosecutor
    Appeal against conviction by the Court of 1st Instance, Northern District, for trespass

    Appellate – (B) 1/68

    27 Feb 1968

    *Leal, Sawan, Sam, Matil, Samsam, Salomon Lakone & Paul Bulluck
    Appeal against conviction by the Court of 1st Instance, Northern District, for trespass

    Appellate – (B) 2/68

    27 Feb 1968

    Public Prosecutor v Sairel Sano
    Theft

    Criminal – (A) 2/68

    4 Jun 1968

    Sam Kalwase v Mulek
    Appeal of the judgment of the Native Court, Southern District, over ownership of land near  Empaklapen village, Tanna

    Appellate – (B) 3/68

    4 Jun 1968

    Giles v  Public Prosecutor
    Ongoatoloke Hafu v Public Prosecutor
    Appeal against conviction by the Court of 1st Instance, Central District, No. 1, for  dangerous driving and driving without a motor vehicle insurance policy

    Appellate – (B) 4/68

    22 Jul 1968

    Jean-Marie Vibert v Public Prosecutor
    Appeal against conviction by the Court of 1st Instance, Northern District, for dangerous driving

    Appellate – (B) 5/68

    16 Aug 1968

    Public Prosecutor v Morrison Pakoa
    Breaking & entry and theft

    Criminal – (A) 3/68

    20 Aug 1968

    Mareta Shem v John Lini
    Appeal of the Native Court, Central District, No. 1, decision awarding payment of maintenance for an illegitimate child

    Appellate – (B) 6/68

    23 Aug 1968

    Public Prosecutor v David Naviti of Tongoa
    Theft

    Criminal – (A) 4/68

    3 Sep 1968

    *Ministère Public c Suzanne Willy
    Assault causing grievous bodily harm

    Criminal – (A) 5/68

    20 Sep 1968

    *Ministère Public c Tomsend, John Tom, Bakoa Jack, Moses and Kalo Samuel
    Theft

    Criminal – (A) 6/68

    1 Oct 1968

    *Ministère Public c Kaluaat
    Assault

    Criminal – (A) 7/68

    1 Oct 1968

    Public Prosecutor v Willie Daniel
    Carnal knowledge of a minor

    Criminal – (A) 8/68

    11 Oct 1968

    Public Prosecutor v Henry Makapoa
    Carnal knowledge of a minor

    Criminal – (A) 9/68

    11 Oct 1968

    Public Prosecutor v Pakoa Kalorisu
    Carnal knowledge of a minor

    Criminal – (A) 10/68

    11 Oct 1968

    Public Prosecutor v Tom Lani
    Carnal knowledge of a minor

    Criminal – (A) 11/68

    11 Oct 1968

    *Ministère Public c Norman Kalagai
    Misappropriation

    Criminal – (A) 12/68

    5 Nov 1968

    Public Prosecutor v Pierrot Louis
    Breaking & entry and theft

    Criminal – (A) 13/68

    13 Dec 1968

    1969

    Case name

        

    Action

        

    Date of judgment

    Public Prosecutor v Jack Kiel
    Theft

    Criminal – (A) 1/69

    11 Mar 1969

    Public Prosecutor v Kalmata Manalai
    Incest

    Criminal – (A) 2/69

    11 Apr 1969

    Public Prosecutor v Sinah Litari
    Incest

    Criminal – (A) 3/69

    11 Apr 1969

    *Ministère Public c Sam Nimisa
    Theft

    Criminal – (A) 4/69

    9 May 1969

    *Ministère Public c Kalman Kiri
    Criminal damage

    Criminal – (A) 5/69

    9 May 1969

    *Ministère Public c Yacko Sam
    Breaking & entry

    Criminal – (A) 6/69

    9 May 1969

    *Ministère Public c Jack Kallon
    Assault

    Criminal – (A) 7/69

    9 May 1969

    Public Prosecutor v John Mark
    Theft

    Criminal – (A) 8/69

    13 May 1969

    Public Prosecutor v Eric Sarginson of Epi
    Carnal knowledge of a minor

    Criminal – (A) 9/69

    5 Aug 1969

    *Ministère Public c Willy
    Theft

    Criminal – (A) 10/69

    5 Aug 1969

    *Ministère Public c Andrew Laklokai, Makal Willy, Kalmer Kalran, Kalmet Lao & Kaltakel Lao
    Criminal damage

    Criminal – (A) 11/69

    5 Aug 1969

    *Ministère Public c Yata Manasse
    Rape

    Criminal – (A) 12/69

    2 Sep 1969

    *Jacques Naturel & Société Naturel Frères c Gabrielle Nicolas, Raymond Coulon, Rose-Marie Peterson-Stuart & Ors
    Land title of property L’Ile Aisse on Santo

    Civil – (A) 13/69

    19 Sep 1969

    Jacques Naturel & Société Naturel Frères v Gabrielle Nicolas, Raymond Coulon, Rose-Marie Peterson-Stuart & Ors
    Land title of property L’Ile Aisse on Santo

    Civil – (A) 13/69

    19 Sep 1969

    Public Prosecutor v Kalbram, Kalfau, Ios, Bob Kalkau, Tom Kalkoa & Bob Samuel
    Carnal knowledge of a minor

    Criminal – (A) 14/69

    21 Nov 1969

    Public Prosecutor v John Tapasei
    Theft

    Criminal – (A) 15/69

    2 Dec 1969

    *Ministère Public c Naomi
    Theft

    Criminal – (A) 16/69

    5 Dec 1969

    *Ministère Public c David Nepele
    Theft

    Criminal – (A) 17/69

    5 Dec 1969

    *Ministère Public c Marie Melie
    Assault causing grievous bodily harm

    Criminal – (A) 18/69

    5 Dec 1969

    *Ministère Public c Jean-Pierre Houdie, Edmond Nicholls, Jean Valin, Van Xuan Dinh, Peter Terry & Georges Cassin
    Appeal against conviction by the Court of 1st Instance, Central District (No. 1), for depositing faecal matter in a public place

    Criminal – (B) 1/69

    9 Dec 1969

Volume 9 (1970–1973)

JOINT COURT OF THE NEW HEBRIDES
(Sitting from the 8th of April 1970)

Collection compiled by Professor Don Paterson

Index compiled by Geoff Boon
University of the South Pacific


† - Indicates the judgment is handwritten
* - Indicates the judgment is in the French language

  • 1970

    Case name

        

    Action

        

    Date of judgment

    Public Prosecutor v Taun Louis
    Indecent assault on a minor

    Criminal – (A) 1/70

    8 Apr 1970

    Public Prosecutor v Paul Maki
    Rape & carnal knowledge of a minor

    Criminal – (A) 2/70

    8 Apr 1970

    Public Prosecutor v Mawa Ben of Epi
    Rape

    Criminal – (A) 3/70

    8 Apr 1970

    Public Prosecutor v Wess Ben of Erakor
    Misappropriation

    Criminal – (A) 4/70

    9 Apr 1970

    Public Prosecutor v Jack Kaltau of Eratap
    Carnal knowledge of a minor

    Criminal – (A) 5/70

    9 Apr 1970

    *Ministère Public c Solomon Nako
    Defrauding a business

    Criminal – (A) 6/70

    10 Apr 1970

    *Ministère Public c Arsène Samson
    Assault causing grievous bodily harm

    Criminal – (A) 7/70

    10 Apr 1970

    Public Prosecutor v Andre Peter
    Rape

    Criminal - (A) 8/70

    10 Apr 1970

    Public Prosecutor v Graham Tavimasoe
    Larceny

    Criminal – (A) 9/70

    17 Jul 1970

    *Ministère Public c Jean-Paul Jules, Jean-Baptiste Calo & Nicolas Malapa
    Theft & aiding and abetting theft

    Criminal – (A) 10/70

    25 Aug 1970

    *Jo Kaio & Jack Waswas c Kawiel Yelapeuk for Charley Imakia
    Appeal of the decision of the Native Court, Southern District on the property Leuneamek at Lokteava village, Tanna

    Appellate – (B) 1/70

    29 Sep 1970

    *Gaston Stuart c Ministère Public
    Appeal of conviction by the Court of 1st Instance, Northern District, for dangerous driving and drunken driving

    Appellate – (B) 2/70

    20 Oct 1970

    Public Prosecutor v Fred Charley of Emau
    Composition of the Joint Court

    Criminal – (A) 11/70

    28 Oct 1970

    Public Prosecutor v Fred Charley of Emau
    Intentional assault & homicide

    Criminal – (A) 12/70

    30 Oct 1970

    Public Prosecutor v John James Naupa
    Indecent assault

    Criminal – (A) 13/70

    13 Nov 1970

    Public Prosecutor v Leisale
    Theft

    Criminal – (A) 14/70

    17 Nov 1970

    Public Prosecutor v Charles Turgorlen
    Theft

    Criminal – (A) 15/70

    17 Nov 1970

    1971

    Case name

        

    Action

        

    Date of judgment

    *Michael Castaignet
    Appeal against conviction by the Court of 1st Instance, Northern District, for drunken driving causing an accident

    Appellate – (B) 1/71

    16 Feb 1971

    *Jack Naliu & family c Willy Nambas, Simon Lovo
    Appeal against decision of the Native Court, Southern District, on the property Lonapoas on Tanna

    Appellate – (B) 2/71

    2 Mar 1971

    Public Prosecutor v Leana Kitty
    Premeditated homicide, unpremeditated homicide & intentional assault

    Criminal – (A) 1/71

    5 Mar 1971

    *Felix Tehei c Ministère Public
    Appeal against conviction by the Court of 1st Instance, Central District, No. 1, for selling alcohol to drunk patrons

    Appellate – (B) 3/71

    16 Mar 1971

    Public Prosecutor v Baldwin Jacobson Lonsdale
    Larceny

    Criminal – (A) 2/71

    2 Apr 1971

    *Charley Ahyong
    Misappropriation

    Criminal – (A) 3/71

    20 Apr 1971

    *Ministère Public c Keleb
    Indecent assault to a minor

    Criminal – (A) 4/71

    20 Apr 1971

    *Bernard Gaillande c Ministère Public
    Appeal against conviction by the Court of 1st Instance, Central District, No. 1, for dangerous driving

    Appellate – (B) 4/71

    20 Apr 1971

    *Ministère Public c Joseph Hobet
    Indecent assault to a minor

    Criminal – (A) 5/71

    20 Apr 1971

    Public Prosecutor v Tarosa Ishmael
    Rape

    Criminal – (A) 6/71

    1 Jun 1971

    Public Prosecutor v Andrew Namel
    Careless use of a motor vehicle resulting in death

    Criminal – (A) 7/71

    4 Jun 1971

    Public Prosecutor v Tom Karrie
    Indecent assault

    Criminal – (A) 8/71

    22 Jun 1971

    *Ministère Public c Rosita Woitour
    Theft

    Criminal – (A) 9/71

    29 Jun 1971

    *Ministère Public c Fabiano Buleuru
    Assault causing grievous bodily harm

    Criminal – (A) 10/71

    9 Jul 1971

    *Ministère Public c Gaston Willy
    Assault causing grievous bodily harm

    Criminal – (A) 11/71

    9 Jul 1971

    *Ministère Public c Johnson Kuau
    Careless use of a motor vehicle causing injury

    Criminal – (A) 12/71

    10 Aug 1971

    W. J. Kimpton v Coral Tours Melanesie
    Unjustified dismissal

    Civil – (A) 13/71

    7 Sep 1971

    Public Prosecutor v Amos Tatangis
    Larceny

    Criminal – (A) 14/71

    15 Oct 1971

    Public Prosecutor v Graham Tavimasoe
    Fraudulent conversion

    Criminal – (A) 15/71

    15 Oct 1971

    Public Prosecutor v Clemen Daniel
    Assault causing grievous bodily harm

    Criminal – (A) 16/71

    22 Oct 1971

    *Ministère Public c Rosita Woitour
    Theft

    Criminal – (A) 17/71

    16 Nov 1971

    *Ministère Public c John Kalmelu, Maliman Kaspar, Sekol Willy & Nassé John
    Theft

    Criminal – (A) 18/71

    16 Nov 1971

    *Ministère Public c Jean-Paul Jules
    Assaulting a policeman in the execution of his duties

    Criminal – (A) 19/71

    16 Nov 1971

    *Carmen Presa c Ministère Public
    Appeal against conviction by the Court of 1st Instance, Northern District, for contempt of court

    Appellate – (B) 5/71

    16 Nov 1971

  • 1972

    Case name

        

    Action

        

    Date of judgment

    Kevin Anderson v Public Prosecutor
    Appeal against conviction by the Court of 1st Instance, Central District No. 1, for drunken driving and failing to report to the police following an accident

    Appellate – (B) 1/72

    25 Feb 1972

    Public Prosecutor v Sali Heli, Kasba & Ezra Bong Kemkem
    Assaulting a policeman in the execution of his duty

    Criminal – (A) 1/72

    3 Mar 1972

    *Ministère Public c Anne-Marie Rolignas
    Theft

    Criminal – (A) 2/72

    14 Mar 1972

    *Obed Giddon c Ministère Public
    Appeal against conviction by the Court of 1st Instance, Central District No. 1, for dangerous driving causing death

    Appellate – (B) 2/72

    14 Mar 1972

    *Ministère Public c Michel Louis
    Theft

    Criminal –(A) 12/72

    16 Mar 1972

    Public Prosecutor v Steven Abel
    Theft

    Criminal – (A) 3/72

    24 Mar 1972

    Public Prosecutor v Kalorib David Kalsal
    Stealing by finding a wallet

    Criminal – (A) 4/72

    28 Mar 1972

    Public Prosecutor v Killion Arsen, Bosue David Kalsal, Swall Kalmari & Eric Kaltak
    Theft

    Criminal – (A) 5/72

    28 Mar 1972

    Public Prosecutor v Tom Numake
    Embezzlement

    Criminal – (A) 6/72

    5 Apr 1972

    Public Prosecutor v Jimmie Joe
    Indecent assault on a minor

    Criminal – (A) 7/72

    5 May 1972

    Public Prosecutor v Harry Joe
    Indecent assault on a minor

    Criminal – (A) 8/72

    5 May 1972

    Public Prosecutor v Tom Reuben
    Indecent assault on a minor

    Criminal – (A) 9/72

    5 May 1972

    Public Prosecutor v Abel, son of Saling
    Indecent assault on a minor

    Criminal – (A) 10/72

    5 May 1972

    Public Prosecutor v Kamuel Tari
    Larceny

    Criminal – (A) 11/72

    12 May 1972

    Public Prosecutor v Toby Kalotang of Erakor
    Larceny

    Criminal – (A) 13/72

    23 May 1972

    Roy Herbert Evans v Public Prosecutor
    Appeal against conviction by the Court of 1st Instance, Northern District, for drunken driving

    Appellate – (B) 3/72

    23 May 1972

    Public Prosecutor v Daniel Molisa
    Larceny

    Criminal – (A) 14/72

    30 May 1972

    Public Prosecutor v Hamon Leo
    Fraudulent conversion

    Criminal – (A) 15/72

    6 Jun 1972

    Public Prosecutor v Kalpilelu William
    Fraudulent conversion

    Criminal – (A) 16/72

    6 Jun 1972

    *Application by the Native Advocate to modify the Native reserve of Vila island by lease of a portion to SMET

    Civil – (A) 17/72

    6 Jun 1972

    *Ministère Public c Telma Auguste
    Theft

    Criminal – (A) 18/72

    23 Jun 1972

    *Ministère Public c Jean Michel
    Theft

    Criminal – (A) 19/72

    23 Jun 1972

    *Ministère Public c Bob Meltek
    Drunken driving & careless use of a motor vehicle resulting in death

    Criminal – (A) 20/72

    23 Jun 1972

    *Ministère Public c Pita Sablan
    Incest & rape of a minor

    Criminal – (A) 21/72

    23 Jun 1972

    Public Prosecutor v Louis Obed
    Fraudulent conversion

    Criminal – (A) 22/72

    30 Jun 1972

    Public Prosecutor v Jean Michel
    Indecent assault of a minor

    Criminal – (A) 23/72

    30 Jun 1972

    Public Prosecutor v Alfred Vuti
    Breaking & entry and larceny

    Criminal – (A) 24/72

    30 Jun 1972

    *Ministère Public c Pascal Buleban, Gilbert Tabisale & Josepho Bulmas
    Theft & aiding and abetting the theft

    Criminal – (A) 25/72

    7 Jul 1972

    Public Prosecutor v Peter Bani, Levi Bani, William Roni & Daniel Koleki
    Larceny

    Criminal – (A) 26/72

    25 Jul 1972

    Public Prosecutor v Fakana Fiana
    Larceny

    Criminal – (A) 27/72

    1 Sep 1972

    Public Prosecutor v Kalsaf Langi Kalfapun
    Larceny

    Criminal – (A) 28/72

    1 Sep 1972

    *Ministère Public c Thomas Tari
    Dangerous driving causing injury

    Criminal – (A) 29/72

    9 Sep 1972

    *Ministère Public c Arthur Bachelier
    Non-payment of wages

    Civil – (A) 30/72

    9 Sep 1972

    *Hungai Mael c Ministère Public
    Appeal against conviction by the Court of 1st Instance, Northern District, for drunken driving

    Appellate – (B) 4/72

    9 Sep 1972

    *Ministère Public c Johnathan Bob
    Incest

    Criminal – (A) 31/72

    12 Sep 1972

    *Dominique Tranne c Ministère Public
    Appeal against conviction by the Court of 1st Instance, Central District, No. 1, for unlicensed sale of alcohol

    Appellate – (B) 5/72

    12 Sep 1972

    Public Prosecutor v John Willie Saute
    Larceny

    Criminal – (A) 32/72

    6 Oct 1972

    Public Prosecutor v Thompson Edward
    Trespass

    Criminal – (A) 33/72

    6 Oct 1972

    Public Prosecutor v Ray James Lulu
    Theft

    Criminal – (A) 34/72

    6 Oct 1972

    Public Prosecutor v D.J. Gubbay & Co (New Hebrides) Proprietary Limited
    Non-payment of wages

    Civil – (A) 35/72

    20 Oct 1972

    Public Prosecutor v James Vuti
    Assault

    Criminal – (A) 36/72

    8 Dec 1972

    Petition
    Mele village community & Société des Iles du Pacifique to exchange a portion of the Mele Native reserve for another piece of land

    11 Dec 1972

    *Petition
    Mele village community & Société des Iles du Pacifique to exchange a portion of the Mele Native reserve for another piece of land

    11 Dec 1972

    Public Prosecutor v Ben Boita
    Attempted rape of an Englishwoman & unlawful assault

    Criminal – (A) 37/72

    17 Dec 1972

    1973

    Case name

        

    Action

        

    Date of judgment

    *Ministère Public c Jack Sirau & William Najon
    Assault causing grievous bodily harm

    Criminal – (A) 1/73

    3 Apr 1973

    *Ministère Public c Robert Kalo
    Dangerous driving causing death

    Criminal – (A) 2/73

    3 Apr 1973

    *Ministère Public c Peter Samson
    Theft

    Criminal – (A) 2/73

    6 Apr 1973

    *Ministère Public c Mary Leipakoa
    Theft

    Criminal – (A) 4/73

    6 Apr 1973

    *Ministère Public c Mary Leipakoa
    Attempted fraud

    Criminal – (A) 5/73

    6 Apr 1973

    *Ministère Public c Cland Auguste, Léon Lalie, Gérald Lauto, Daniel John & Abock Kaly
    Motor vehicle theft

    Criminal – (A) 6/73

    6 Apr 1973

    Public Prosecutor v Atty Kalotango
    Larceny

    Criminal – (A) 7/73

    17 Apr 1973

    Public Prosecutor v Andrew Moses & Lesly Willie
    Indecent assault on a minor

    Criminal – (A) 8/73

    17 Apr 1973

    Public Prosecutor v Maramara Kaltoa
    Larceny

    Criminal – (A) 9/73

    17 Apr 1973

    Public Prosecutor v Alian Charlie
    Indecent assault of a minor

    Criminal – (A) 10/73

    17 Apr 1973

    Public Prosecutor v George Kalkoa
    Fraudulent conversion

    Criminal – (A) 11/73

    8 May 1973

    Public Prosecutor v Kaluat Joseph
    Larceny

    Criminal – (A) 12/73

    11 May 1973

    Public Presecutor v Iaon Simon
    Larceny

    Criminal – (A) 13/73

    11 May 1973

    Public Prosecutor v Erick Kaltak, Fredy Arsen & Kaluat Joseph
    Attempting to damage personal property

    Criminal – (A) 14/73

    11 May 1973

    Public Prosecutor v Tabi Mali
    Indecent assault of a minor

    Criminal – (A) 15/73

    15 May 1973

    Public Prosecutor v John Tarivuge
    Theft

    Criminal – (A) 16/73

    15 May 1973

    Public Prosecutor v Bosue David Kalsal
    Larceny & breaking and entry

    Criminal – (A) 17/73

    15 May 1973

    Public Prosecutor v Paul Amo & Peter Ben
    Larceny

    Criminal – (A) 18/73

    15 May 1973

    *Tribunal Mixte des Nouvelles-Hébrides
    Land transfer between the Mele village community and Société des Iles du Pacifique of two parcels of land

    Civil – (A) 19/73

    15 May 1973

    Joint Court of the New Hebrides
    Land transfer between the Mele village community and Société des Iles du Pacifique of two parcels of land

    Civil -  (A) 19/73

    15 May 1973

    *Pierre Bandin c La Société Coral Tours Melanesie
    Breach of employment contract

    Civil -  (A) 20/73

    16 May 1973

    *Helmut Solzer c La Société “Service Importation du Pacifique”
    Breach of employment contract

    Civil – (A) 21/73

    16 May 1973

    *Yarris Apayou c Noklam Sip
    Appeal of the decision of the Native Court, Southern District, on the ownership of the  property Imeaorone in Middle Bush, Tanna

    Appellate – (B) 1/73

    29 May 1973

    *Nokrei & his family c John Tausi & his family
    Appeal of the decision of the Native Court, Southern District, on the ownership of the property Eaku, near Lapangtoua village in Tanna

    Appellate – (B) 2/73

    29 May 1973

    Public Prosecutor v Thomas George
    Carnal knowledge of a minor

    Criminal – (A) 22/73

    5 Jun 1973

    Public Prosecutor v Leonel Rihai
    Carnal knowledge of a minor

    Criminal – (A) 23/73

    5 Jun 1973

    Public Prosecutor v Joshua Tari
    Theft

    Criminal – (A) 24/73

    5 Jun 1973

    Lana George & Kalmer Vocor v Public Prosecutor
    Appeal against conviction by the Court of 1st Instance, Central District No. 1, for drunken driving

    Appellate – (B) 3/73

    12 Jun 1973

    Public Prosecutor v Annas Tinwako
    Embezzlement

    Criminal – (A) 25/73

    15 Jun 1973

    Public Prosecutor v Kalengoro Steele
    Obtaining money by false pretences & falsifying his employer’s accounts

    Criminal – (A) 26/73

    15 Jun 1973

    Public Prosecutor v Kalo Tari
    Larceny

    Criminal – (A) 27/73

    3 Aug 1973

    Rajeshwar Sharma v Dinh Van Than
    Claim for payment of overtime work

    Civil – (A) 28/73

    8 Aug 1973

    Public Prosecutor v Thomas Manses
    Obtaining money by false pretences

    Criminal – (A) 29/73

    10 Aug 1973

    Public Prosecutor v Donald John Gubbay
    Deducting amounts from an employee’s wages

    Civil – (A) 30/73

    10 Aug 1973

    Public Prosecutor v Kalmalau Kaltapang
    Larceny

    Criminal – (A) 31/73

    10 Aug 1973

    Public Prosecutor v Johnson Kalfau, Tabisa Buletal & Peter Simon
    Killing animals with intent to steal & larceny

    Criminal – (A) 32/73

    10 Aug 1973

    *Claude Person c La Société Coral Tours Melanesie
    Breach of employment contract

    Civil – (A) 33/73

    13 Aug 1973

    Public Prosecutor v Tanearu Peter
    Attempted carnal knowledge of a minor

    Criminal – (A) 34/73

    14 Aug 1973

    Public Prosecutor v Jack Kalotiti
    Damaging property

    Criminal – (A) 35/73

    14 Aug 1973

    Public Prosecutor v Kalnagis Wallace
    Forgery 7 uttering a forged document

    Criminal – (A) 36/73

    14 Aug 1973

    *Rajeshwar Sharma c La Société D’Enterprises Lenisa Benedetti
    Breach of employment contract

    Civil – (A) 37/73

    17 Aug 1973

    *Hoang Van Long c Ministère Public
    Appeal against conviction by the Court of 1st Instance, Central District No. 1, for possession of firearms

    Appellate – (B) 4/73

    17 Aug 1973

    *Ministère Public c Hilaire Tabimal
    Dangerous driving causing injury

    Criminal – (A) 38/73

    18 Sep 1973

    *Ministère Public c Etul Maseng & Aimé Bong Nam
    Theft

    Criminal – (A) 39/73

    24 Sep 1973

    *Ministère Public c John Still
    Theft

    Criminal – (A) 40/73

    24 Sep 1973

    Public Prosecutor v Esmon Kambong
    Indecent assault

    Criminal – (A) 41/73

    25 Sep 1973

    Public Prosecutor v Pierre Song
    Indecent assault & assault

    Criminal – (A) 42/73

    25 Sep 1973

    Public Prosecutor v John Pama
    Theft

    Criminal – (A) 43/73

    25 Sep 1973

    *Domenico Cucchiaro c La Société D’Enterprises Lenisa Benedetti
    Breach of employment contract

    Civil – (A) 44/73

    5 Oct 1973

    *Ugo Constantini c La Société D’Enterprises Lenisa Benedetti
    Breach of employment contract

    Civil  - (A) 45/73

    5 Oct 1973

    *Ministère Public c Maxime Saigon
    Theft

    Criminal – (A) 46/73

    5 Oct 1973

    *Ministère Public c Kaltamat Joel, Kalontas Edouard, Kalsileck Song, Bop Tom, Bop Kalsaoba & Edouard Kalsaoba
    Theft and damaging property

    Criminal – (A) 47/73

    17 Oct 1973

    *Kaltamat Joel & Bop Kalsaoba
    Appeal against conviction by the Court of 1st Instance, Central District No. 1, for damaging property

    Appellate – (B) 5/73

    30 Oct 1973

    Public Prosecutor v Clement Siba
    Indecent assault & assault

    Criminal – (A) 48/73

    6 Nov 1973

    Public Prosecutor v Lucy Lulu
    Larceny

    Criminal – (A) 49/73

    6 Nov 1973

    Public Prosecutor v Obed Makekon
    Theft

    Criminal – (A) 50/73

    6 Nov 1973

    Public Prosecutor v Tasaruru Achi, Kalsei Henry & Obed Frank
    Breaking & entry and larceny

    Criminal – (A) 51/73

    6 Nov 1973

    Public Prosecutor v Kaltalo Sam
    Larceny

    Criminal – (A) 52/73

    6 Nov 1973

    Public Prosecutor v John Roy
    Carnal knowledge with a minor

    Criminal – (A) 53/73

    6 Nov 1973

    Public Prosecutor v Willie Kalo
    Carnal knowledge with a minor

    Criminal – (A) 54/73

    27 Nov 1973

    Public Prosecutor v Belbel Sam
    Theft

    Criminal – (A) 55/73

    27 Nov 1973

Volume 10 (1974–1975)

JOINT COURT OF THE NEW HEBRIDES
(Sitting from the 8th March 1974)

Collection compiled by Professor Don Paterson

Index compiled by Geoff Boon
University of the South Pacific

 
† - Indicates the judgment is handwritten
* - Indicates the judgment is in the French language

  • 1974

    Case name

        

    Action

        

    Date of judgment

    Public Prosecutor v Obed Joseph & Morris Kalmet
    Burglary

    Criminal – (A) 1/74

    8 Mar 1974

    Public Prosecutor v Leo Tapeva Ure
    Attempted carnal knowledge of a minor & indecent assault

    Criminal – (A) 2/74

    8 Mar 1974

    Public Prosecutor v Peter Natu
    Carnal knowledge of a minor & indecent assault

    Criminal – (A) 3/74

    8 Mar 1974

    *Georges Dubain c Ministère Public
    Appeal against conviction by the Court of 1st Instance, Central District No. 1, for drunken driving & dangerous driving

    Appellate – (B) 1/74

    8 Mar 1974

    Public Prosecutor v Datete Jimmy
    Fraudulent conversion

    Criminal – (A) 4/74

    15 Mar 1974

    Public Prosecutor v George Alseth
    Rape

    Criminal – (A) 5/74

    15 Mar 1974

    General Leasing Limited v the Condominium
    Appeal against conviction by the Court of 1st Instance, Central District No. 1, for failure to pay business licence fee

    Civil – (B) 2/74

    19 Mar 1974

    C. Blanc v D. J. Gubbay & Co. Pty. Ltd. (New Hebrides)
    Employment

    Civil – (A) 6/74

    22 Mar 1974

    Public Prosecutor v Peter Samson
    Fraudulent conversion

    Criminal – (A) 7/74

    2 Apr 1974

    Public Prosecutor v George Aaron & Ors
    Arson & malicious damage to property

    Criminal – (A) 8/74

    25 Apr 1974

    Public Prosecutor v Toby Kalotang
    Larceny

    Criminal – (A) 9/74

    7 May 1974

    Public Prosecutor v Leiwia Nethy
    Larceny

    Criminal – (A) 10/74

    7 May 1974

    Public Prosecutor v Willie Oli
    Indecent assault

    Criminal – (A) 11/74

    7 May 1974

    Public Prosecutor v Obed Frank
    Indecent assault

    Criminal – (A) 12/74

    7 May 1974

    Public Prosecutor v Willie Kalsaruru
    Theft

    Criminal – (A) 13/74

    7 May 1974

    *M. & Mme Le Miere c Amos Wake &  La Société Vila Taxi
    Damages resulting from a motor vehicle accident

    Civil – (A) 14/74

    10 May 1974

    Public Prosecutor v Unel Gideon & Silas Robert
    Theft

    Criminal – (A) 15/74

    10 May 1974

    Public Prosecutor v Naries Ken
    Theft, forgery, uttering a forged document & obtaining money by false pretences

    Criminal – (A) 16/74

    10 May 1974

    Public Prosecutor v William Nimau & Jack Tom
    Theft

    Criminal – (A) 17/74

    10 May 1974

    Public Prosecutor v Aron Tevi & James Sarai
    Malicious damage to property

    Criminal – (A) 18/74

    10 May 1974

    *Ministère Public c Carlos Norman
    Motor vehicle theft

    Criminal – (A) 19/74

    13 May 1974

    Public Prosecutor v Augustin Mangueneim
    Theft

    Criminal – (A) 20/74

    14 May 1974

    Public Prosecutor v Rupert Vira
    Theft

    Criminal – (A) 21/74

    14 May 1974

    *Gilles Nicolas c Renaud D’Hauteserre
    Breach of employment contract

    Civil – (A) 22/74

    24 May 1974

    Public Prosecutor v Atisus
    Assault causing grievous bodily harm

    Criminal – (A) 23/74

    4 Jun 1974

    Public Prosecutor v Kaluat Joseph
    Breaking & entry and theft

    Criminal – (A) 24/74

    4 Jun 1974

    *Ministère Public c Tasale James
    Appeal against conviction by the Court of 1st Instance, Central District No. 1 for operating a taxi without a licence

    Appellate– (B) 3/74

    7 Jun 1974

    Public Prosecutor v Willie Vakal
    Forgery, uttering a forged document & obtaining money by false pretences

    Criminal – (A) 25/74

    11 Jun 1974

    Public Prosecutor v Jesse Souwepiri
    Breaking & entry and theft

    Criminal – (A) 26/74

    11 Jun 1974

    Public Prosecutor v Sack Harry
    Theft

    Criminal – (A) 27/74

    11 Jun 1974

    Public Prosecutor v Tony Akuma
    Assault causing grievous bodily harm

    Criminal – (A) 28/74

    18 Jun 1974

    *Ministère Public c Willy Saoute
    Attempted rape & assault causing grievous bodily harm

    Criminal – (A) 29/74

    21 Jun 1974

    Public Prosecutor v Edward Bangalulu
    Carnal knowledge with a minor

    Criminal – (A) 30/74

    28 Jun 1974

    Public Prosecutor v Basel Pakokoto
    Carnal knowledge of a minor

    Criminal – (A) 31/74

    28 Jun 1974

    Public Prosecutor v Henry Solomon
    Rape & indecent assault

    Criminal – (A) 32/74

    28 Jun 1974

    *Antoine Fornelli & Sassen Taipen c Ministère Public
    Appeal against conviction by the Court of 1st Instance, Southern District, for holding a public meeting without authorisation, creating a militia & actions against public order

    Appellate – (B) 4/74

    23 Jul 1974

    *Rose Marie Savoie, Mrs Seagoe c Ministère Public
    Appeal against conviction by the Court of 1st Instance, Central District, No. 1 for unlawful parking

    Appellate – (B) 5/74

    30 Jul 1974

    Public Prosecutor v Daniel Tangwale
    Theft

    Criminal – (A) 33/74

    2 Aug 1974

    Public Prosecutor v Noel Kaltal
    Wilful damage to a motor vehicle

    Criminal – (A) 34/74

    2 Aug 1974

    Public Prosecutor v Kalsrab Masu Poakokoto
    Theft

    Criminal – (A) 35/74

    13 Aug 1974

    Public Prosecutor v William Edgell
    Theft

    Criminal – (A) 36/74

    13 Aug 1974

    *Bob Melteck c Ministère Public
    Appeal against conviction by the Court of 1st Instance, Central District No. 1 for drunken driving, driving at excessive speed, not obeying a policeman, driving a vehicle without the owner’s permission & driving without insurance

    Appellate – (B) 6/74

    13 Aug 1974

    Public Prosecutor v Swithine Din
    Carnal knowledge of a minor

    Criminal – (A) 37/74

    1 Oct 1974

    Public Prosecutor v Natoika Taiwia
    Carnal knowledge of a minor

    Criminal – (A) 38/74

    7 Oct 1974

    Public Prosecutor v Hory Baniel Kilyo
    Fraudulent conversion & forgery

    Criminal – (A) 39/74

    8 Oct 1974

    Public Prosecutor v Kalsuak Bob
    Fraudulent conversion

    Criminal – (A) 40/74

    8 Oct 1974

    Public Prosecutor v Kalore Kori & Leitau Ritha
    Incest

    Criminal – (A) 41/74

    11 Oct 1974

    Public Prosecutor v Jack Matas
    Theft

    Criminal – (A) 42/74

    18 Oct 1974

    *Jean-Pierre Trinh c Ministère Public
    Appeal against conviction by the Court of 1st Instance, Central District No. 1 for driving without a driver’s licence

    Appellate – (B) 7/74

    22 Oct 1974

    *Frédéric Malapa c Ministère Public
    Appeal against conviction by the Court of 1st Instance, Central District No. 1 for driving a motor vehicle at excessive speed

    Appellate – (B) 8/74

    22 Oct 1974

    Public Prosecutor v William Kaltaliu
    Theft

    Criminal – (A) 43/74

    25 Oct 1974

    Public Prosecutor v Kalranga Kalulu & Loise Lanie
    Incest

    Criminal  - (A) 44/74

    29 Oct 1974

    Public Prosecutor v Patrick Charles Butu
    Fraudulent conversion & forgery

    Criminal – (A) 45/74

    8 Nov 1974

    Public Prosecutor v Willie Kalsaruru
    Theft

    Criminal – (A) 46/74

    8 Nov 1974

    Patrick Butu v Public Prosecutor
    Appeal of conviction by the Court of 1st Instance, Central District No. 1 for dangerous driving & drunken driving

    Appellate – (B) 9/74

    8 Nov 1974

    Eluit Kabin v Public Prosecutor
    Appeal of conviction by the Native Court, Southern District for indecent assault

    Appellate – (B) 10/74

    8 Nov 1974

    *Yves Boucaret c Ministère Public
    Appeal against conviction by the Court of 1st Instance, Central District No.1 for driving with excessive speed

    Appellate – (B) 11/74

    19 Nov 1974

    *Eliane Clemencey c Ministère Public
    Appeal against conviction by the Court of 1st Instance, Central District No. 1 for driving with excessive speed

    Appellate – (B) 12/74

    19 Nov 1974

    Public Prosecutor v Alain Mahe & Hubert Alexis
    Theft

    Criminal - (A) 47/74

    10 Dec 1974

    Public Prosecutor v Jacob Hakwalili
    Theft

    Criminal – (A) 48/74

    13 Dec 1974

    Public Prosecutor v Tom John Masisi & Rarua Tong
    Theft

    Criminal – (A) 49/74

    13 Dec 1974

    Public Prosecutor v Katherena Teano
    Theft

    Criminal – (A) 50/74

    13 Dec 1974

    André Duel v Public Prosecutor
    Appeal against conviction by the Native Court of the Northern District for theft

    Appellate – (B) 13/74

    3 Dec 1974

    Thomas Reuben v Public Prosecutor
    Appeal against conviction by the Court of 1st Instance, Central District for failing to halt at a stop sign & dangerous driving

    Appellate – (B)14/74

    13 Dec 1974

    In the High Court of the Western Pacific New Hebrides Registry (1975)

    (Civil Jurisdiction)
    (Sitting from 11th July 1975)

     

    Case name

        

    Action

        

    Date of judgment

    D.J. Gubbay & Co. (New Hebrides) Proprietary Limited  in the matter of the New Hebrides Companies Regulation (Cap. 9)
    Application by Marac International Ltd. for the appointment by the Court of a provisional liquidator

    Civil Case No. 138 of 1975

    11 Jul 1975

    Gas Supply (New Hebrides) Ltd. v D.J. Gubbay & Co. (New Hebrides) Pty. Ltd.
    La Société des Comptoirs Français des Nouvelles Hébrides v D.J. Gubbay & Co. (New Hebrides) Pty. Ltd.
    Recovery of debt by sale of goods seized by a writ of fieri facias

    Civil Cases No.s 173 of 1974 & 24 of 1975
    Civil Case No.30 of 1975

    3 Sep 1975

  • 1975

    Case name

        

    Action

        

    Date of judgment

    Landoci v Public Prosecutor
    Appeal against conviction by the Court of 1st Instance, Northern District for public drunkenness, carrying a firearm without a licence & threatening gestures

    Appellate – (B) 1/75

    8 Jan 1975

    Public Prosecutor v Lae Tangap
    Forgery, uttering a forged document & obtaining money by false pretences

    Criminal – (A) 1/75

    10 Jan 1975

    *Ministère Public c Denis Vira
    Battery

    Criminal – (A) 2/75

    21 Jan 1975

    Public Prosecutor v Kalomuana Kalteriki
    Assault causing grievous bodily harm

    Criminal – (A) 3/75

    31 Jan 1975

    Public Prosecutor v Jacob Hakwalili, Jean Pierre & Kitty James
    Theft & receiving stolen property

    Criminal – (A) 4/75

    31 Jan 1975

    *Ministère Public c George David, Jonas Kuliu & Selas Johnson
    Theft

    Criminal – (A) 5/75

    31 Jan 1975

    *Ministère Public c Jonas Kuliu
    Indecent assault

    Criminal – (A) 6/75

    31 Jan 1975

    Public Prosecutor v Arie Morsau alias Alick Saurei & Willie Lokin
    Malicious damage to property & assault causing grievous bodily harm

    Criminal – (A) 7/75

    31 Jan 1975

    *Christian Rimbert c La Société Portuaire
    Breach of employment contract

    Civil – (A) 8/75

    3 Feb 1975

    *Ministère Public c Willy Boule, Pascal Fabiano, Joseph Tahum, John Wolue & Wouane Tete
    Breaking & entry and theft

    Criminal – (A) 9/75

    3 Feb 1975

    *Ministère Public c Glenda Lava, Mrs Cronsteadt
    Trespass

    Criminal – (A) 10/75

    3 Feb 1975

    Ministère Public c André Deul known as “Goddyn”
    Breaking & entry

    Criminal – (A) 11/75

    3 Feb 1975

    *Ministère Public c John Wolue
    Dangerous driving causing injury

    Criminal – (A) 12/75

    4 Feb 1975

    *Willy Bule & Woane Tete c Ministère Public
    Appeal against conviction by the Native  Court, Northern District for damage to property

    Appellate – (B) 2/75

    4 Feb 1975

    Public Prosecutor v Mansop
    Theft

    Criminal – (A) 11/75

    5 Feb 1975

    Public Prosecutor v Willie Bule & Ors
    Burglary & larceny

    Criminal – (A) 14/75

    6 Feb 1975

    Public Prosecutor v Johna Bohal
    Indecent assault

    Criminal – (A) 15/75

    6 Feb 1975

    John Bangalulu & Luke Tari v Public Prosecutor
    Clement Tari v Public Prosecutor
    Appeal against conviction by the Native Court, Northern District for assault causing death & revision of sentence

    Appellate – (B) 3/75

    6 Feb 1975

    Moise Lesa v Public Prosecutor
    Appeal against conviction by the Court of 1st Instance, Northern District for careless driving

    Appellate – (B) 4/75

    6 Feb 1975

    Ataban Lange v Public Prosecutor
    Appeal against conviction by the Native Court, Northern District for fraudulent conversion

    Appellate – (B) 5/75

    6 Feb 1975

    Public Prosecutor v Robert Vira
    Larceny

    Criminal – (A) 16/75

    7 Feb 1975

    Public Prosecutor v John Harry
    Burglary & theft

    Criminal – (A) 17/75

    11 Feb 1975

    Tasale James v Leikarie Whitely
    Appeal of decision of the Native Court, Central District No. 1 to award maintenance for a child

    Appellate – (B) 6/75

    11 Feb 1975

    Leo Silas (alias Riai) v Public Prosecutor
    Patik v Public Prosecutor
    Appeal against conviction by the Native Court, Central District No. 1 for fighting in a public place

    Appellate – (B) 7/75

    11 Feb 1975

    Public Prosecutor v Thompson Edward
    Theft

    Criminal - (A) 18/75

    22 Apr 1975

    Public Prosecutor v Masi Domenique
    Breaking & entry and theft

    Criminal – (A) 19/75

    22 Apr 1975

    Obed David v Public Prosecutor
    Appeal against conviction by the Native Court, Northern District for assault

    Appellate – (B) 8/75

    22 Apr 1975

    John André v Public Prosecutor
    Appeal against conviction by the Native Court, Northern District for assault

    Appellate – (B) 9/75

    22 Apr 1975

    Public Prosecutor v Kaltang Albert
    Theft

    Criminal – (A) 20/75

    25 Apr 1975

    Public Prosecutor v George Laha
    Theft

    Criminal – (A) 21/75

    25 Apr 1975

    Public Prosecutor v Kaltang Albert
    Ruling on admissibility of extrajudicial confession

    Criminal – (A) 20/75

    25 Apr 1975

    Bernard Daniel v D.J. Gubbay (New Hebrides) Pty. Ltd.
    Breach of employment contract

    Civil – (A) 22/75

    9 May 1975

    Jonathan Edwin v Public Prosecutor
    Appeal from conviction by the Court of 1st Instance, Central District No. 1 for driving without a driving licence

    Appellate – (B) 10/75

    20 May 1975

    *Georges Eron c Ministère Public
    Appeal against conviction by the Native Court, Central District No. 1 for assault causing grievous bodily harm

    Appellate – (B) 11/75

    23 May 1975

    Narcisse Kobu v Public Prosecutor
    Appeal against conviction by the Native Court, Central District No. 2 for carnal knowledge of a minor

    Appellate – (B) 12/75

    26 May 1975

    Bonevasio Makia v The British Principal Immigration Officer
    Application to reside permanently of a person being born in Fiji to a New Hebridean father

    Civil – (A) 23/75

    6 Jun 1975

    Public Prosecutor v D.J. Gubbay (New  Hebrides) Pty. Ltd.
    Breach of the labour regulations

    Civil – (A) 24/75

    6 Jun 1975

    Manui Kaltapas, Eric Kalmer & Harris Takau
    Appeal against conviction by the Native Court, Central District No. 1 for property damage & public drunkenness

    Appellate – (B) 13/75

    10 Jun 1975

    *Léo Raphael c Ministère Public
    Appeal against conviction by the Native Court, Central District No. 1 for illegal assembly & fighting

    Appellate – (B) 14/75

    10 Jun 1975

    *Manui Kaltapas, Eric Kalmer & Harris Takau c Ministère Public
    Damage to private property

    Criminal – (A) 25/75

    17 Jun 1975

    *Charles Cyriaque c Ministère Public
    Appeal against conviction by the Court of 1st Instance, Central District No. 1 for drunken driving & driving without motor vehicle insurance

    Appellate – (B) 15/75

    20 Jun 1975

    *Bernard Lemonnier c Ministère Public
    Appeal against conviction by the Court of 1st Instance, Central District No. 1 for drunken driving & driving a vehicle without the owner’s permission

    Appellate – (B) 16/75

    20 Jun 1975

    Manase v Public Prosecutor
    Appeal against conviction by the Native Court, Central District No. 1 for trespass & assault

    Appellate – (B) 17/75

    24 Jun 1975

    Public Prosecutor v Daniel Sandy
    Theft

    Criminal – (A) 26/75

    27 Jun 1975

    Public Prosecutor v Riri Mangawai & Ors
    Public Prosecutor v Kalwamo Kalbukai
    Theft & receiving stolen property
    Casting away a vessel

    Criminal – (A) 27/75

    4 July 1975

    Public Prosecutor v Richard Nelson
    Embezzlement & falsification of accounts

    Criminal – (A) 28/75

    7 Jul 1975

    Roines v Public Prosecutor
    Appeal against conviction by the Native Court, Northern District for carnal knowledge of a minor

    Appellate – (B) 18/75

    8 Jul 1975

    Public Prosecutor v Jacob Rafael
    Theft

    Criminal – (A) 29/75

    11 Jul 1975

    *Ministère Public c Kal Kai
    Theft

    Criminal – (A) 30/75

    8 Aug 1975

    Public Prosecutor v Jean Paul
    Breaking & entry and larceny

    Criminal – (A) 31/75

    12 Aug 1975

    Public Prosecutor v Michael Tabi & Michael Bule
    Theft

    Criminal – (A) 32/75

    12 Aug 1975

    Roy Netan & Ronny Wilson
    Appeal against conviction by the Native Court, Central District No. 2 for public drunkenness & assault

    Appellate – (B) 19/75

    12 Aug 1975

    Roy Ronglaple v Public Prosecutor
    Appeal against conviction by the Native Court, Northern District for malicious damage to property & using abusive language & threatening gestures

    Appellate – (B) 20/75

    12 Aug 1975

    Shem Isno  v Public Prosecutor
    Appeal against conviction by the Native Court, Central District No. 2 for public drunkenness, wilful damage & assault

    Appellate – (B) 21/75

    21 Aug 1975

    Kalrongo Kalulu v Public Prosecutor
    Appeal against conviction by the Native Court, Central District No. 1 for intentional assault, malicious damage to property & trespass

    Appellate – (B) 22/75

    21 Aug 1975

    Public Prosecutor v Alain Mahe, Hubert Alexis & Benedict Bong
    Burglary & theft

    Criminal – (A) 33/75

    22 Aug 1975

    Public Prosecutor v Kaltang Albert & Gathalowai Kalmer
    Theft

    Criminal – (A) 35/75

    29 Aug 1975

    *Norbert Bunker c Duch
    Breach of employment contract

    Civil – (A) 36/75

    29 Aug 1975

    Public Prosecutor v Wilson Toto
    Forgery &  uttering a forged document

    Criminal – (A) 34/75

    1 Sep 1975

    *Ministère Public c Alain Mahe, Hubert Alexis & Jean Wain
    Breaking & entry and theft

    Criminal – (A) 37/75

    2 Sep 1975

    *Kalsrap Pananga c Ministère Public
    Appeal against conviction by the Native Court, Central District No. 1 for damage to property & public drunkenness

    Appellate – (B) 23/75

    2 Sep 1975

    Public Prosecutor v Meriam Monique
    Larceny

    Criminal – (A) 38/75

    16 Sep 1975

    *Robert Tran Van Binh c La Société Commerciale d’Etudes et de Travaux
    Breach of employment contract

    Civil – (A) 39/75

    16 Sep 1975

    Serupe v Public Prosecutor
    Appeal against conviction by the Native Court, Northern District for using threatening gestures

    Appellate – (B) 24/75

    3 Oct 1975

    Public Prosecutor v Pierre Onel Sam & Kalrongo Kalmari
    Breaking & entry and larceny

    Criminal – (A) 40/75

    10 Oct 1975

    Public Prosecutor v Pierre Onel Sam, Abock Kally & Jean Pierre
    Burglary & theft

    Criminal – (A) 41/75

    10 Oct 1975

    Public Prosecutor v Timothy Kalses
    Indecent assault

    Criminal – (A) 42/75

    10 Oct 1975

    *Ministère Public c Paul Clavert, Sailas, John Sara & Philip Varian
    Breaking & entry and theft

    Criminal – (A) 43/75

    14 Oct 1975

    John Gilmour v D.J. Gubbay & Co. (New Hebrides) Pty. Ltd.
    Non-payment of wages

    Civil – (A) 44/75

    17 Oct 1975

    Riri Mangawai v Public Prosecutor
    Appeal of conviction by the Native Court, Central District No. 1 for rape of a minor

    Appellate – (B) 25/75

    21 Oct 1975

    Public Prosecutor v Michael Tabii
    Larceny

    Criminal – (A) 45/75

    24 Oct 1975

    *Ministère Public c Eric-Antoine Mermer
    Breaking & entry and theft

    Criminal – (A) 46/75

    26 Oct 1975

    *Tom Noanmann v Public Prosecutor
    Appeal against conviction by the Native Court, Southern District for homicide, intentional assault & unintentional assault

    Appellate – (B) 26/75

    31 Oct 1975

    Court Order
    Revision of sentence for Samson Lensi for theft

    15 Dec 1975

    Paul Kombe v Public Prosecutor
    Appeal of conviction by the Native Court, Central District No. 2 for assault causing physical damage of a temporary nature

    Appellate – (B) 27/75

    15 Dec 1975

    Public Prosecutor v Eric Antoine Mermer
    Burglary, larceny and theft

    Criminal – (A) 48/75

    16 Dec 1975

    Public Prosecutor v George Dennis Morice
    Theft

    Criminal – (A) 47/75

    16 Dec 1975

    *Ministère Public c Eric Kalpapres
    Wilful damage

    Criminal – (A) 49/75

    19 Dec 1975

    *Ministère Public c Pierre Onel, known as Sam & Kalmary Kalrongo
    Breaking & entry and theft

    Criminal – (A) 50/75

    19 Dec 1975

    *Ministère Public c Jacqueline Samson
    Burglary & theft

    Criminal – (A) 51/75

    19 Dec 1975

    *Claude Bruyere c La Société Civile Agricole et Pastorale
    Non-payment of wages

    Civil – (A) 52/75

    23 Dec 1975

    Emo Velomboi v Public Prosecutor
    Appeal against conviction by the Native Court, Northern District for intentional homicide

    Appellate – (B) 28/75

    29 Dec 1975

Volume 11 (1976–1980)

JOINT COURT OF THE NEW HEBRIDES
(Sitting from 6th January 1976)

 
Collection compiled by Professor Don Paterson

Index compiled by Geoff Boon
University of the South Pacific

 
† - Indicates the judgment is handwritten
* - Indicates the judgment is in the French language

  • 1976

    Case name

        

    Action

        

    Date of judgment

    Public Prosecutor v Lily Kelep
    Maliciously administering poison thereby endangering life

    Criminal – (A) 1/76

    6 Jan 1976

    David Ari Joffick v Limerick Limited & Charter Pacific Limited
    Wrongful dismissal

    Civil – (A) 2/76

    8 Jan 1976

    Public Prosecutor v Willie Ben
    Theft

    Criminal – (A) 3/76

    9 Jan 1976

    Public Prosecutor v Sylvain Xavier
    Indecent assault & intruding on the privacy of a woman

    Criminal – (A) 4/76

    9 Jan 1976

    Public Prosecutor v Serah Armon
    Theft

    Criminal – (A) 5/76

    9 Jan 1976

    Public Prosecutor v Rebeka Keai, Selina Sei & Alice Luatapu
    Theft

    Criminal – (A) 6/76

    9 Jan 1976

    Public Prosecutor v Roseline Waiwai
    Theft

    Criminal – (A) 7/76

    13 Jan 1976

    Public Prosecutor v Tatamat Seth
    Embezzlement & falsification of accounts

    Criminal – (A) 8/76

    13 Jan 1976

    Public Prosecutor v Joseph Simon
    Theft

    Criminal – (A) 9/76

    19 Jan 1976

    *Ministère Public c Jo Mansen
    Theft

    Criminal – (A) 10/76

    19 Jan 1976

    *Ministère Public c Georges Louis
    Theft

    Criminal – (A) 11/76

    20 Jan 1976

    Public Prosecutor v Roy Amos
    Theft

    Criminal – (A) 12/76

    23 Jan 1976

    Jack Rong v Public Prosecutor
    Appeal against conviction by the Court of 1st Instance, Central District No. 1 for taking & driving a motor vehicle without the consent of the owner, driving without a driving licence and drunken driving

    Appellate – (B) 1/76

    23 Jan 1976

    *Court Order
    Imprisonment of the juvenile Alain Mahe

    Criminal – (A) 37/75

    30 Jan 1976

    *Ministère Public c Henri Naut
    Burglary, theft & wilful damage to property

    Criminal – (A) 13/76

    4 Jun 1976

    *Ministère Public c Barry Tulangi & Karikalo Lorey
    Theft

    Criminal – (A) 14/76

    4 Jun 1976

    Public Prosecutor v Tongaia Kalbukai
    Theft

    Criminal – (A) 15/76

    8 Jun 1976

    Public Prosecutor v Kaltabang Kalmalau
    Theft

    Criminal – (A) 16/76

    8 Jun 1976

    Public Prosecutor v Melanesia Wire Products Ltd.
    Non-payment of wages

    Civil – (A) 17/76

    15 Jun 1976

    Public Prosecutor v Willie Sandy
    Theft

    Criminal – (A) 18/76

    15 Jun 1976

    Walter O’Shea v Public Prosecutor
    Appeal against conviction by the Court of 1st Instance, Central District No. 1

    Appellate – (B) 2/76

    15 Jun 1976

    *Georges Cronstaedt, Louis Vatu c Shem Rarua & Mary Gilu
    Electoral Disputes Committee appeal over the Luganville town electoral roll for the Representative Assembly

    Electoral Disputes – (D) 1/76

    2 Jul 1976

    Georges Cronstaedt & Louis Vatu v Shem Rarua & Mary Gilu
    Electoral Disputes Committee appeal over the Luganville town electoral roll for the Representative Assembly

    Electoral Disputes – (D) 1/76

    2 Jul 1976

    Thomas Ruben & Titus Path v Electoral Disputes Committee decision on the Santo-Malo-Aore constituency
    Appeal of Electoral Disputes Committee decision

    Electoral Disputes – (D) 2/76

    23 Jul 1976

    *Titus Path & Thomas Ruben v the Electoral Disputes Committee decision on the Santo-Malo-Aore constituency election for the Representative Assembly
    Appeal of Electoral Disputes Committee decision

    Electoral Disputes – (D) 2/76

    23 Jul 1976

    Maru Gilu, Georges Cronsteadt & Louis Vatu v Electoral Disputes Committee’s decision on the urban constituency of Santo
    Appeal against irregularities in the election

    Electoral Disputes – (D) 3/76

    29 Jul 1976

    *Mary Gilu, Georges Cronsteadt & Louis Vatu c Electoral Disputes Committee’s decision on the urban constituency of Santo
    Appeal against irregularities in the election

    Electoral Disputes – (D) 3/76

    29 Jul 1976

    *Albert Marie Nemotmot c Ministère Public
    Appeal against conviction by the Court of 1st Instance, Central District No. 2 for assault

    Appellate – (B) 3/76

    3 Aug 1976

    *Bob Meltek & Saikon Meltek c Ministère Public
    Appeal against conviction by the Court of 1st Instance, Central District No. 2 for assault causing grievous bodily harm

    Appellate – (B) 4/76

    3 Aug 1976

    *Ministère Public c Jean-Paul Kali & Ors
    Wilful damage

    Criminal – (A) 19/76

    10 Aug 1976

    Emme & Marienasse v Public Prosecutor
    Appeal against conviction by the Native Court, Central District No. 2 for incest

    Appellate – (B) 5/76

    13 Aug 1976

    *Pierre Garsonnin c L’Administration Française des Nouvelles-Hébrides
    Employment contract

    Civil – (A) 20/76

    17 Aug 1976

    *Edouard Bossan c L’Administration Française des Nouvelles-Hébrides
    Employment contract

    Civil – (A) 21/76

    17 Aug 1976

    *Jean Badda de Podasalva c L’Administration Française des Nouvelles-Hébrides
    Employment contract

    Civil – (A) 22/76

    17 Aug 1976

    *Ministère Public c Bob Melteck
    Burglary & theft

    Criminal – (A) 23/76

    20 Aug 1976

    *Ministère Public c Georges Hippolyte
    Assaulted a policeman in the execution of his duties

    Criminal – (A) 24/76

    20 Aug 1976

    *Ministère Public c Willy Joseph & Michel Claude
    Burglary & theft

    Criminal – (A) 25/76

    20 Aug 1976

    *Ministère Public c Willy Joseph & Namal Jean
    Indecent assault, assault & breaking & entry

    Criminal – (A) 26/76

    20 Aug 1976

    *Bob Melteck c Ministère Public
    Appeal against conviction by the Court of 1st Instance, Central District No. 1 for theft

    Appellate – (B) 6/76

    20 Aug 1976

    *Ministère Public c Philippe Kavakoutchi
    Theft

    Criminal – (A) 27/76

    24 Aug 1976

    *Ministère Public c Noël Kalo
    Premeditated assault

    Criminal – (A) 28/76

    24 Aug 1976

    *Ministère Public c Kilion Arsen
    Burglary & theft

    Criminal – (A) 29/76

    24 Aug 1976

    *Ministère Public c Lino Celestin known as Malifi
    Theft

    Criminal – (A) 30/76

    24 Aug 1976

    *Ministère Public c Roger Melterorong known as Donacien
    Theft

    Criminal – (A) 31/76

    24 Aug 1976

    *Ministère Public c Elie-Marie Melteck
    Theft

    Criminal – (A) 32/76

    24 Aug 1976

    *Urbano Melteleli c Ministère Public
    Appeal against conviction by the Court of 1st Instance, Central District No. 2 for assault, arson, escaping from prison & damage

    Appellate – (B) 7/76

    24 Aug 1976

    *Hubert Thibault c Georges Venekas & Cléo Laviale
    Breach of employment contract

    Civil – (A) 33/76

    31 Aug 1976

    *Pierre Garsonnin c L’Administration Française des Nouvelles-Hébrides
    Breach of employment contract

    Civil – (A) 34/76

    3 Sep 1976

    *Jean Badda de Podasalva c L’Administration Française des Nouvelles-Hébrides
    Breach of employment contract

    Civil – (A) 36/76

    3 Sep 1976

    Public Prosecutor v Bob Meltick
    Theft

    Criminal – (A) 37/76

    3 Sep 1976

    Public Prosecutor v Kaltaliu Gigiru, Noel Kaltal & Maty Ciel
    Theft & receiving stolen property

    Criminal – (A) 38/76

    3 Sep 1976

    Kaluajin v Public Prosecutor
    Appeal against conviction by the Native Court, Central District No. 2 for adultery

    Appellate – (B) 8/76

    3 Sep 1976

    *Ministère Public c Kami Hurry & Jack Alick
    Theft

    Criminal – (A) 39/76

    10 Sep 1976

    Public Prosecutor v Kalomuana Kalterekie
    Using threatening & abusive language

    Criminal – (A) 40/76

    17 Sep 1976

    *Ministère Public c Willy Kalsaroun & Ors
    Assaulting a policeman in the execution of his duties & assault causing injury

    Criminal – (A) 41/76

    29 Sep 1976

    Public Prosecutor v Jack Tanmabur & Lalie Malakai
    Larceny

    Criminal – (A) 43/76

    29 Sep 1976

    Sione Maealiuaki v D.J. Gubbay & Co, (New Hebrides) Pty. Ltd.
    Breach of employment contract

    Civil – (A) 43/76

    1 Oct 1976

    Public Prosecutor v Samson Lensy
    Theft; jurisdiction

    Criminal – (A) 44/76

    12 Oct 1976

    Public Prosecutor v Jipa Matas
    Larceny by a servant

    Criminal – (A) 45/76

    15 Oct 1976

    *Ministère Public c Charles Johna
    Burglary & theft

    Criminal – (A) 46/76

    19 Oct 1976

    *Ministère Public c Kaltong John & Thomas Jack
    Burglary & theft

    Criminal – (A) 47/76

    19 Oct 1976

    *Ministère Public c Jean-Paul Detheresse
    Trespass & assault

    Criminal – (A) 48/76

    19 Oct 1976

    *Ministère Public c John Rolland & Andrew Kalter & Ors
    Burglary, theft & wilful damage to a vehicle

    Criminal – (A) 49/76

    19 Oct 1976

    *Jean-Paul Theteresse & Sylvain Theteresse c Ministère Public
    Appeal against conviction by the Native Court, Central District No. 2 for assault causing grievous bodily harm

    Appellate – (B) 9/76

    19 Oct 1976

    Valesdir Limited v Leonard Ashworth Gulson
    Claim to issue a third party notice

    Civil Case No. 72 of 1976

    21 Oct 1976

    Vatumoli v Public Prosecutor
    Appeal against conviction by the Native Court, Northern District for assault causing physical damage of a temporary nature

    Appellate – (B) 10/76

    26 Oct 1976

    Public Prosecutor v David Arthur & Peter Arthur
    Using threatening & abusive words and assault causing actual bodily harm

    Criminal – (A) 50/76

    29 Oct 1976

    Jack Kalotrip v Jacob Napapo
    Appeal against judgment of the Native Court, Central District No. 1 to repay the respondent

    Appellate – (B) 11/76

    29 Oct 1976

    Kaloris Zebede v Alick Louis Pakoa
    Appeal against judgment of the Native Court, Central District No. 1 ordering payment of unpaid wages & building expenses

    Appellate – (B) 12/76

    29 Oct 1976

    Willy Jimmy v Lucy Alice
    Appeal against judgment of the Native Court, Central District No. 1 to pay maintenance for an illegitimate child

    Appellate – (B) 13/76

    29 Oct 1976

    *Ministère Public c Maison Sairose, Edward Alick, Norman Samuel & Willi Teini
    Theft of animals

    Criminal – (A) 51/76

    2 Nov 1976

    Jack Roy v Public Prosecutor
    Appeal against conviction by the Native Court, Central District No. 2 for adultery

    Appellate – (B) 14/76

    18 Nov 1976

    *Ministère Public c Samson Lensy
    Theft

    Criminal – (A) 52/76

    19 Nov 1976

    *Urbano Meltelili c Ministère Public
    Appeal against conviction by the Native Court of Central District No. 2 for damage & escape from prison

    Appellate – (B) 15/76

    19 Nov 1976

    *David Nauka c Ministère Public
    Appeal against conviction by the Native Court, Southern District for sale of land that wasn’t his

    Appellate – (B) 16/76

    19 Nov 1976

    *Ministère Public c Kilion Arsen
    Theft as a servant

    Criminal – (A) 53/76

    23 Nov 1976

    Ministère Public c Arnold Jack
    Theft

    Criminal – (A) 54/76

    23 Nov 1976

    *Partnership Pacific Bank N. V. c
    La Société Anonyme Union Electrique D’Outre Mer (UNELCO) & Anthony John Love
    Recovery of electricity bill

    Civil – (A) 55/76

    30 Nov 1976

    Union Electrique D’Outre Mer (UNELCO) v Anthony John Love
    Recovery of bad debts

    Civil – (A) 56/76

    30 Nov 1976

    *La Société Union Electrique D’Outre Mer (UNELCO) c Anthony John Love
    Recovery of bad debts

    Civil – (A) 56/76

    30 Nov 1976

    Daniel Fred v Public Prosecutor
    Appeal against conviction by the Native Court, Northern District for carnal knowledge of a minor

    Appellate – (B) 17/76

    3 Dec 1976

    Louise Peter v Public Prosecutor
    Appeal against conviction by the Native Court, Central District No. 1 for intentional assault, damage to property & abusive language

    Appellate – (B) 18/76

    3 Dec 1976

    Jeffrey Namuele v Public Prosecutor
    Appeal against sentence imposed by Native Court, Northern District for manifest drunkenness, threatening gestures, damage to property & drinking under age

    Appellate – (B) 19/76

    3 Dec 1976

    Public Prosecutor v David Tevi
    Theft

    Criminal – (A) 57/76

    6 Dec 1976

    Public Prosecutor v Joseph Simo
    Theft

    Criminal – (A) 58/76

    6 Dec 1976

    *Ministère Public c Marie-Bernadette Vara
    Assault causing grievous bodily harm

    Criminal – (A) 59/76

    6 Dec 1976

    *Ministère Public c Charley Stevens
    Burglary & theft

    Criminal – (A) 60/76

    6 Dec 1976

    *Ministère Public c Harrisson Rarua
    Appeal against conviction by the Native Court, Northern District for premeditated murder

    Appellate – (B) 20/76

    9 Dec 1976

    Public Prosecutor v Robert Hotel
    Assault & malicious damage

    Criminal – (A) 61/76

    21 Dec 1976

    *Santanu Lal c La Société D’Enterprises Lenisa-Benedetti (S.E.L.B.)
    Breach of employment contract

    Civil – (A) 62/76

    23 Dec 1976

    Public Prosecutor v Thompson Edward
    Burglary & larceny

    Criminal – (A) 63/76

    24 Dec 1976

  • 1977

    Case name

        

    Action

        

    Date of judgment

    *Jean-Pierre Falentin c Stella Bon, Mme Michel
    Employment claim

    Civil – (A) 1/77

    12 Apr 1977

    *Jean Badda de Podasalva c L’Administration Française des Nouvelles-Hébrides
    Breach of employment contract

    Civil – (A) 2/77

    15 Apr 1977

    *Jean Robert Le Leannec c André Harbulot
    Breach of employment contract

    Civil – (A) 3/77

    17 May 1977

    Didier Calistri v George Joseph Welsh & Colin Graham Bryant
    Unjustified dismissal

    Civil – (A) 4/77

    25 May 1977

    *Fred Lewawa c Raymond Vallette
    Claim for unpaid wages

    Civil – (A) 5/77

    9 Sep 1977

    *Georges Lai Tham c Léon Chung
    Breach of employment contract

    Civil – (A) 6/77

    8 Nov 1977

    *Ah Fosou Laitham c Léon Chung
    Breach of employment contract

    Civil – (A) 7/77

    8 Nov 1977

    *Frantz Josef Wild, Heinrich Dressel & Frantz Buehler c La Société D’Exploitation Agricole et D’Elevage des Nouvelles-Hébrides (S.E.A.E.N.H.)
    Breach of employment contract

    Civil – (A) 8/77

    25 Nov 1977

    1978

    None.

    1979

    Case name

        

    Action

        

    Date of judgment

    Public Prosecutor v Jacques Pala
    Cruelty to animals & theft
    Revision of judgment of the District Court

    Criminal – (C) 103/79

    20 Dec 1979

    1980

    Case name

        

    Action

        

    Date of judgment

    Valesdir Limited v Leonard Ashworth Gulson & Richard Sidney Smith
    Sale of land on Epi

    Civil Case No. 72 of 1976

    22 Sep 1980

    The High Court of the Western Pacific New Hebrides Registry (1976)

    (Civil Jurisdiction)
    (Sitting from 7th June 1976)

     

    Case name

        

    Action

        

    Date of judgment

    Darren Edward Warner & Janine Marie Warner & the Guardianship of Infants Act 1886 & 1925
    Custody of children

    Civil Case No.s 17 & 18 of 1976

    7 Jun 1976

Volume 12 (1984–1994)

Supreme Court of the Republic of Vanuatu (Land cases & Land Appeal cases, 1984 – 1994)
(Sitting from 1984)

Collection compiled by Professor Don Paterson

Index compiled by Geoff Boon
University of the South Pacific

† - Indicates the judgment is handwritten
* - Indicates the judgment is in the French language

  • 1984

    Case name

        

    Action

        

    Date of judgment

    Willie Nampas v Tanna Island Court
    Appeal of decision of the Tanna Island Court over ownership of land known as “Lounapus” at Waisisi, Tanna

    1985

    None.

    1986

    Case name

        

    Action

        

    Date of judgment

    Gideon, Paul & Willie Tun v Peter Dan
    Appeal of decision of the Malekula Island Court over ownership of land at Botolwof at Espigle Bay

    7 May 1986

    Peter Taurakoto v Chief Mormor & his family group
    Appeal of decision of Efate Island Court over ownership of land at Mangaliliu

    21 May 1986

    Amon v Tokal brothers
    Ownership of land at Analuvugon on Malo

    Land case – 3/86

    3 Jun 1986

    Simon Lale & Helen Abraham v Nicolson Silas
    Appeal against decision of Malekula Island Court over ownership of land at Peterevat and Panpal

    18 Jun 1986

    Daniel Loy v Timothy Mulbarav, Paul Livo & Tangis Sisi
    Appeal against decision of Santo/Malo Island Court over ownership of land at Sarautu, East Santo

    28 Jul 1986

    Philip Tebahai v Sani Nauni Habina
    Appeal against decision of  Aneityum Island Court over ownership of land at Aneijo

    13 Aug 1986

    Napat Iti, Johnny Komechi, Kuares Jack, Iaupoki Nakao & Misuwaren Charlie v Nasse Kvaragkiri, Jack Neven, Sam Kahu & Philemon Nahala
    Appeal against decision of Tanna Island Court over ownership of land on which Yasur volcano stands

    22 Sep 1986

    Malas family v Songoriki family
    Appeal against decision of Efate Island Court over ownership of land at Lakena Pagatau at Mele

    8 Oct 1986

    Malas family v Songoriki family

    Land Appeal case No. L1/85

    7 Nov 1990

    1987

    Case name

        

    Action

        

    Date of judgment

    John Selwyn Regenvanu family v Eric Ross & Jack Abel
    Ownership of land “Metaven” on Malekula

    Land Appeal case No. L8/85

    21 Mar 1987

    Kenneth James Satugiamata v Alfret Tom Mesek & Chief Albert Satugialiu
    Appeal of decision of Efate Island Court on ownership of land “Kirivat” on Pele

    Land Appeal Case No. 1/87

    27 May 1987

    Obed Toto v Philip Pasvu
    Appeal of decision of Santo/Malo Island Court on ownership of land “Thias” or Champagne Beach on Santo

    Land Appeal Case No. L6/85

    6 Jul 1987

  • 1988

    None.

    1989

    Case name

        

    Action

        

    Date of judgment

    Warput Nathrit & Kaltho Solra & Kalwa Soltar & Lorris Wells
    Appeal of decision of the Santo/Malo Island Court on ownership of land “Lowetwet” Title 631 at Hog Harbour, Santo

    Land Appeal Case No. L3/86

    21 Jun 1989

    1990

    Case name

        

    Action

        

    Date of judgment

    Jessel Regenvanu v Alick, eldest brother of Seth Timothy
    Court Order restraining respondents from trespassing on Mataven land No. 2

    6 Nov 1990

    1991

    None.

    1992

    None.

    1993

    None.

    1994

    Case name

        

    Action

        

    Date of judgment

    Barry Nangia & Silas Naukae & François Waneyeg & Robert Naraneheg
    Magistrates’ Court sitting as a Land Court decision on ownership of Mystery Island off shore from Aneityum

    Land Case

    7 Oct 1994


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