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Court Book - Kelly Court Book

From the Collection of Supreme Court of Victoria Library 210 William Street Melbourne Victoria

Description
A leather bound Court book or journal.
Size
30cm x 80cm (approx)
Object Registration
0029
Keywords
ned kelly, kelly gang, redmond barry
Historical information
There are many Court books in existence, they record the details in Criminal Cases, of the date of a hearing, before which judge, the nature of th crime, the plea, verdict and sentence. This one is of particular interest as it is the book that records the particulars of the case of Ned Kelly, before Justice Sir Redmond Barry in October 1880.
When Made
1870s-1880s
Significance
A very significant item giving the ongoing importance of the Kelly legend.
Inscriptions & Markings
The Court book records the particulars of a case heard in the Court. This will include the date, the name of the presiding judge, the accused, the nature of their crime, their plea, verdict and sentence.
Last updated
3 Mar 2017 at 10:09AM