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Series VPRS 11628
General Sessions/County Court Appeal Record Book, Sale
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Date Range: Series 1869 - cont
  Series in Custody 1869 - 1978
  Contents 1869 - 1978
Public Access: Open
Location: North Melbourne
Format of Records: Physical
 
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1869 - 1968 Sale Courts VA 4009
1968 - cont County Court VA 686
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1968 - cont County Court VA 686
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  • How to use the Records
    Refer to the Consignment Details and retrieve the appeal record book for the appropriate year.

  • Function / Content
    The Court of General Sessions exercised a purely criminal jurisdiction within the County Court.

    In 1968 local County Courts and the Court of General Sessions were abolished and one County Court for the whole of Victoria was established. Therefore all cases after 1968 are criminal cases of the County Court sitting on circuit at a particular location.

    The County Court heard cases of a more series nature than the Magistrates' Court. Cases heard include robbery, common assault and driving under the influence.

    In accordance with the provisions of Instructions to Clerks of Courts the Clerks of the Peace were required to keep an Appeal Record Book. Information recorded includes:

    - Case Number,
    - Names of the Appellant and the Respondent,
    -Conviction appealed against,
    - The court from whose decision the appeal was made,
    - date of hearing,
    - Judgment of the court, (appeal abandoned, dismissed),
    - Name of the Judge and
    - The date of transmission of the memorandum of the decision of the Court of General Sessions to the Clerk of Petty Sessions.

    The information is entered, signed and sealed after each court by the Clerk of the Peace.

    This series comprises Appeal Record Book.

  • Recordkeeping System
    The books are arranged chronologically.

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- 1869 General Sessions/County Court Criminal Record Book, Sale VPRS 11627
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P0001 1869 - 1978 Open 1
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