Colac: Court of Petty Sessions 1860- [VPRS 301]

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Source and/or Location of Records
  • Colac: Court of Petty Sessions Cause List Books / Petty Sessions Registers (1860-1914) [part]
  • Public Record Office Victoria, North Melbourne
  • VPRS 301 Unit various
Explanation of Fields
  • NAME: Either Prosecutor / Complainant / Applicant OR Defendant - COMMENT field will explain which
  • DATE: of court sitting
  • OTHER NAMES: Either Prosecutor / Complainant / Applicant OR Defendant - COMMENT field will explain which
  • COMMENT: Reason for court appearance, and explanation of NAME and OTHER NAMES field for EACH entry
  • REFERENCE: VPRS number and UNIT number (entries are in chronological order)
Completed Index? NO

VPRS 301:

  • Unit 25: Cause List Book 1860-1864 - [21 Mar 1860 - 3 Jul 1861 DONE]
  • Unit 27: Cause List Book 1869-1873 - [6 Jan 1869 - 22 Apr 1870 DONE]
  • Unit 55: Cause List Book 1914-1915 - [14 Aug 1914 - 8 Oct 1914 DONE]
Number of entries Updated: 27th January 2013
  • 2,661 entries
  • The majority of these have been duplicated as each entry contains two sets of names - Prosecutor and Defendant.
More Information? View the registers at the Public Record Office Victoria for these details:
  • How before the court?: Arrest, summons etc
  • Fees: associated with court appearance
  • Charge, cause or proceeding: more detail than provided in the COMMENT field
  • Decision, memo of conviction or order
  • Remarks
Can you help? This is an ongoing project.

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Last Updated on Tuesday, 14 July 2020 02:34