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Series VPRS 11699
General Sessions County Court Appeal Record Book, Warragul
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Date Range: Series 1896 - 1977
  Series in Custody 1896 - 1977
  Contents 1896 - 1977
Public Access: Open
Location: North Melbourne
Format of Records: Physical
 
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Date Range Agency Title Agency Number
1896 - 1968 Warragul Courts VA 4015
1968 - 1977 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:

    - Name of the accused,
    - The court from whose decision the appeal was made,
    - 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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P0001 1896 - 1977 Open 1
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