The Cyclopedia of New Zealand [Taranaki, Hawke's Bay & Wellington Provincial Districts]
Legal — The Wanganui Supreme Court, District Court, and Magistrates' Court
The Wanganui Supreme Court, District Court, and Magistrates' Court are situated in Market Square, near the Moutoa Gardens. The building is of wood and iron, and contains complete accommodation for the various sittings of the Supreme, District, and Magistrate's Courts. Three sittings of the Supreme Court are held in the year, the District Court sits quarterly, and there are weekly sittings of the Magistrate's Court. The latter Court sits twice a week for civil business, and daily for police court work and criminal business. The Stipendiary Magistrate, Mr R. L. Stanford, also acts as Registrar of the Supreme Court. Mr C. A. Burton, Clerk of the Magistrate's Court, is Deputy-Registrar and Sheriff, Clerk of the Licensing Committee, and Clerk of the District Court. A District Court is held by Judge Haselden quarterly.