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Pubilication Date: 11 May 2020

DOI: 10.26193/ESI64N

Trials on indictment at Western Australia Supreme Court, includes data on name of accused, offence, trial date, judge, verdict, sentence and links to Trove ( digitised newspaper reports. Prior to 1861 serious offences were tried at Courts of Quarter Sessions (for which see the Dataverse collection Western Australia Criminal Trials 1830-1861). During the later part of the nineteenth century very large numbers of Indigenous people were tried at the Supreme Court, often before a Special Commissioner at sittings in northern settlements – this data collection includes a large number of these accused and details of their trial outcomes.