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Supreme Court of Victoria

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Since its inception in 1852 the Supreme Court of Victoria has been the state's highest authority of common law and equality.

Throughout its more than 175 year history the court has seen a range of criminals take the stand, everyone from common thieves to bushrangers. Some of the more high profile cases that have been heard within the court include the leaders of the Eureka Stockade rebellion as well as Australia’s most famous outlaw, Ned Kelly.

The court was also the where the sentencing for Ronald Ryan and Jean Lee took place, the last man and woman, respectively, to be hanged in Victoria.

The court has been housed in its current Williams St location since the late 1800s, after construction started on the building in 1873 and lasted for nearly a decade.

By: William Dunn


Venue name: Supreme Court of Victoria
Address: 210 William Street
Opening hours: Mon-Fri 9.30am-4pm
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