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The court house was.
Importance of the Benalla Court House
Many of key people covered by this web site passed through the court
What was the Benalla Court Court House like in the late 1870s
It was a significant part of the town and housed sittings of the magistrates court, coronial inquests, criminal trials Map
Links to the KellyGang
In 1870 Mrs Kelly took Bill Frost to court for maintenance for their daughter. The Magistrate, Mr Butler, found Bill to be the father and ordered him to pay me 5/- shillings per week for two years and £7 2/- shillings in costs. Bill was also ordered to put up 2 securities of £20 each to make sure that Mrs Kelly got paid.
Alfred Wyatt PM, police magistrate, was based at Benalla (RC2121)
In September 1877 Jack and Tom Lloyd and Dan Kelly got into trouble in Winton after a prank.They hid on the Kelly property for a few weeks. Eventually they gave themselves up and they were charged with wilfully damaging the property of David Goodman, a hawker who owned a shop in Winton. On 19 October 1877 the matter was dealt with by Mr Butler, P.M. who found them guilty.
On 25/4/1878 Sup Chomley conducted the committal against Mrs Kelly, William Skillion and William Williamson in the court in Benalla following the Fitzpatrick incident. They were sent for trial at Beechworth.
What is happening at the Benalla Court House today