South Barwon: Court of Petty Sessions 1859-1899 [VPRS 350]

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Source and/or Location of Records
  • South Barwon: Court of Petty Sessions Cause List Books (1859-1888); Court of Petty Sessions Registers (1888-1899)
  • Public Record Office Victoria, North Melbourne
  • VPRS 350 Unit 11 [part indexed]
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 350 contains 9 Units:

  • Unit 1: Cause List Book 1859-1863
  • Unit 2: Cause List Book 1863-1868
  • Unit 3: Cause List Book 1868-1873 [part indexed - to end of 1869 at this stage]
Number of entries Updated: 27th January 2013
  • 1,875¬†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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