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Geelong Circuit: Criminal Trial Briefs 1852-1863 [VPRS 30]

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Source and/or Location of Records
  • Geelong Circuit: some entries extracted from Criminal Trial Briefs (1852, 1862, 1863)
  • Public Record Office Victoria, North Melbourne
  • VPRS 30 Units 227A, 245, 264 [some extracted entries]
Explanation of Fields
  • NAME: Either Accused OR Victim OR Witness - COMMENT field will explain which
  • DATE: of brief
  • OTHER NAMES: Either Accused OR Victim - COMMENT field will explain which
  • PLACE: Where court held
  • COMMENT: Reason and results for hearing, and explanation of NAME and OTHER NAMES field for EACH entry - Witnesses are also included when not in NAME field
  • REFERENCE: VPRS number and UNIT
Completed Index? NO

VPRS 30 / P0 contains 3,589 units - SOME files for the Geelong Circuit have been extracted for:

  • Unit 227A: 1852
  • Unit 245: 1862
  • Unit 264: 1863
Number of entries Updated: 26th January 2012
  • 425 entries
  • The majority of these have been triplicated as most entries contain three sets of names, some with multiples - Accused, Victim and Witness.
More Information? View the files at the Public Record Office Victoria.  You should also read the following references
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