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Review of S. Reynolds, Books for the Profession: The Library of the Supreme Court of Victoria


Petrow, S, Review of S. Reynolds, Books for the Profession: The Library of the Supreme Court of Victoria, Journal of Australian Colonial History, 18, (3) pp. 205-206. ISSN 1441-0370 (2016) [Letter or Note in Journal]

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Sir Redmond Barry is famous for being the presiding judge at a number of major trials, not least the one that sent Ned Kelly to the execution gallows. The harshness with which he conducted his criminal trials was legendary and personally he maintained great animosity towards anyone who annoyed him, but there was another more positive side to Barry. He was an outstanding supporter of education and culture, putting great effort into advancing the standing of the University of Melbourne, the Art Gallery and the Public Library. Thanks to Sue Reynolds, who has turned her award-winning PhD thesis into this book, we must now add the Supreme Court of Victoria Library to Barry's list of worthy causes.

Item Details

Item Type:Letter or Note in Journal
Keywords:review, S Reynolds, supreme court
Research Division:History, Heritage and Archaeology
Research Group:Historical studies
Research Field:Australian history
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding knowledge in history, heritage and archaeology
UTAS Author:Petrow, S (Professor Stefan Petrow)
ID Code:118988
Year Published:2016
Deposited By:Office of the School of Humanities
Deposited On:2017-07-25
Last Modified:2017-07-25

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