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Series VPRS 3158
General Sessions / County Court Criminal Record Books, Melbourne
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Date Range: Series ? 1869 - ? 1974
  Series in Custody 1869 - 1974
  Contents 1869 - 1974
Public Access: Open
Location: North Melbourne
Format of Records: Physical
 
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Date Range Agency Title Agency Number
1869 - Circa 1968 Court of General Sessions, Melbourne VA 4204
Circa 1968 - 1974 County Court VA 686
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2002 - cont County Court VA 686
Description of this SeriesDescription of this Series
  • How to use the Records
    Consult the consignment details and identify the period of interest.

  • Function / Content
    This series comprises registers containing a record of criminal cases heard before the Court of General Sessions, Melbourne.

    The entries in the books typically included:
    * No. in book [not used for P0001]
    * Name of Accused
    * Offence
    * Date of Trial
    * Plea
    * Verdict
    * Sentence
    * Date of Sentence
    * Jury
    * Adjudicating Magistrate
    * Remarks.

  • Recordkeeping System
    Entries were recorded chronologically. Each new case heard in a particular month was given the next sequential number and this number was then annotated on the corresponding Presentment and Final Order [VPRS 17020].

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Controlled SeriesControlled Series
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1902 - 1968 Criminal Presentments and Final Orders, Melbourne VPRS 17020
1969 - 1974 Annual Statement of Accounts VPRS 17021
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Consignment Number Contents Date Range Public Access No. of Units
P0000 1869 - 1974 Open 115
P0001 1969 - 1974 Open 19
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