The current Esperance courthouse building is part of the Esperance Police Complex and was opened in November 1967.
Prior to that, the court was run by the WA Police Service in a smaller building on the same site. Norseman was the major centre for the region (but declining) and the mining registrar there maintained many of the records such as Births Deaths Marriages etc for Esperance (Dundas region).
Many of these records were lost when somebody dynamited the Norseman mining registrar's office.
The current building is similar to many that were built in the late 1960s to early 1970s using a cost effective but aesthetically unappealing box design with flat roof. The building has plenty of room internally though, with excellent facilities for staff and it also has jury trial capability.
Last updated: 1-Sep-2015
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