Tarnagulla Records - Tarnagulla Court Case List Book

Information kindly supplied and extracts transcribed by Pauline Long.

There are five books in this series;

VPRS 354 UNIT 1 (1860-1865)
VPRS 354 UNIT 2 (1865-1870)
VPRS 354 UNIT 3 (1870-1875)
VPRS 354 UNIT 4 (1875-1883)
VPRS 354 UNIT 5 (1883-1888)

These are on open access at the Victorian Public Record Office. They make fascinating reading, with everything from maintenance of illegitimate children, to paying for the constable to escort people to asylums etc to the everyday non payment of bills owing. You must transcribe from the books - they will not photocopy them.

Regards
Pauline

Some extracts from Tarnagulla Court Case List Book

VPRS 354 UNIT 1


Petty Sessions 19.12.1862 No. 203

Complainant: Thomas Wiggins
Defendant: William Hawkins
Fees: 2/6-
Cause: Using abusive and insulting language to the wife of The Complainant.
Decision: Complaint dismissed.

VPRS 354 UNIT 1


Petty Sessions 11.11.1863 No. 163

Complainant: Ah Teep/Ah Tup
Defendant: Charles Taylor
Fees: 5/-
Cause: Assault/Damages 20
Decision: Hearing adjourned to this day fortnight 25th Nov. 1863.

Petty Sessions 25.11.1863 No. 105

Contd. from above
Decision: Adjourned by consent to 2nd December, 1863.

Petty Sessions 2.12.1863

Contd. from above
Note: Complainants name crossed out and An Goon put in its place.
Decision: Dismissed without prejudice.

Petty Sessions 19.10.1869 No. 72

Complainant: Bit Bit Shire
Defendant: Charles Taylor
Fees: 5/-
Cause: Rates due 0.12.6.
Decision: Remanded to 26th October 1869.

Petty Sessions 26.10.1869 No. 79

Contd. from above

Decision: Defendant to pay 12/6- with 5/- in costs in weekly payments of 5/- each, first payment on or before this day week. On default distress and or default and distress defendant to be imprisoned for three days in Dunolly Gaol.

VPRS 354 UNIT 2


Petty Sessions 23.5.1866 No. 128

Complainant: Mayor, Councilors & Burgesses of Tarnagulla
Defendant: Charles Taylor
Fees: 2/6-
Cause: Rates due 16/-
Decision: Hearing adjourned to this day fortnight.

Petty Sessions 6.6.1866 No. 165


Contd… from above
Decision: Adjourned to 13th instant.

Petty Sessions 13.6.1866 No. 187

Contd. from above
Decision: Complaint dismissed without prejudice. Charles Taylor To pay 1.11.0 costs and on default distress and or default and distress defendant to be imprisoned for three days in Dunolly Gaol.

VPRS 354 UNIT 3


Petty Sessions 11.10.1871 No. 370

Complainant: Senior Constable Mansfield
Defendant: Charles Taylor
Fees: Police Summons
Cause: Obstructing the public footpath in Commercial Road by Allowing your horse and cart to remain across the same on the third instant.
Decision: Fine 5/- Paid 11/10/1871

VPRS 354 UNIT 4


Petty Sessions 10.4.1878 No. 199

Complainant: Louis Warrm(?)
Defendant: Charles Taylor
Fees: 2/6-
Cause: Assault, whereby he claims the sum of 5 by way of damages.
Decision: Order made for defendant to pay to complainant the sum of 2/6- damages with 1.10 costs and on default distress and or default and distress defendant to be imprisoned for three days in Dunolly Gaol.

VPRS 1203/P UNIT 2


Report of Charges Taken at Watch House.
Monday 30.7.1872
Charles Taylor
Offence: Drunk and Disorderly in a public place at Tarnagulla. On 2.8.1872 cautioned and discharged.

VPRS 354 UNIT 3


Petty Sessions 25.7.1872 No. 228

Complainant: Sarley(?)
Defendant: Francis Edward Wiggins
Fees: 2/6-
Cause: Default 2.10.6 money lent
Decision: Struck out - no appearance


Petty Sessions 26.10.1881 No. 445

Complainant: Thomas Grisold
Defendant: Francis Edward Wiggins (Wedderburn)
Fees: 5/-
Cause: Goods to value of 2.7.1.
Decision: Order for amount of 2.7.1 Costs 10/-. In default distress to issue a warrant. W/d 19.7.1882 Satisf. 26.7.1882


Petty Sessions 25.10.1882 No. 518

Complainant: Rupert Phillips
Defendant: Francis Wiggins
Fees: 2/6-
Cause: Goods to the value of 1.18.9
Decision: To pay with costs. 2.1.0 paid to Court.

VPRS 354 UNIT 2


Petty Sessions 23.5.1866 No. 133

Complainant: Mayor, Councilors & Burgesses of Tarnagulla
Defendant: John Titus
Fees: 2/6-
Cause: Rates 1.0.0
Decision: Hearing adjourned to this day fortnight.

Petty Sessions 6.6.1866 No. 169

Contd: from above
Decision: Defendant to pay 1.0.0 with 10/- costs on default distress and or default and distress defendant to be imprisoned for three days in Dunolly Gaol.

VPRS 354 UNIT 4


Petty Sessions 10.3.1880 No. 344

Complainant: Walter Grieve
Defendant: Charles Radnell
Fees: 2/6-
Cause: Goods sold and delivered. Amount 9.17.8
Decision: Order for 9.17.8 plus costs 2/6-.