Wednesday, 27 May 2009

AGL Shaw Lecture - Crime in Port Phillip 1835-1851

This is a combined lecture with the C J La Trobe Society

Speaker: His Honour Paul Mullaly
Date: Tuesday 9 June
Time: 6.00 pm - 8.00 pm (Lecture at 6.45 pm)
Place: Royal Historical Society of Victoria, 239 A'Beckett Street, Melbourne
Cost: $20.00
Bookings essential 9326 9288

In his talk His Honour will use some of the crimes committed in the Port Phillip District between 1835 and 1851 to illustrate what was happening in the developing community of that time and how the authorities and legal system coped with those crimes. This will involve some discussion of the reaction of those involved either as victims, criminals or witnesses. The background of those convicted, the sentences imposed and the level of remission of such sentences will also be discussed.

His Honour will talk about the relations between the Aborigines and the white community, particularly where it was alleged that the actions of one group or the other amounted to criminal activity and how the relevant authorities dealt with the criminal activity.

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