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Minutes of the Executive Council 1880-1881 Unit 20 

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About these records

This series contains  minutes by The Executive Council reconfirming Kelly’s death sentence, three times after his trial in meetings held on 3, 8 and 10 November 1880.  Note: The capital case file close file Definition An accumulation of documents relating to the same subject, person, activity or transaction that are kept together.  Documents in a file are usually, but not always, fastened together.  Files are usually arranged in an identifiable sequence (e.g. numerical or alphabetical). in the Kelly Historical Collection -  Part 2 contains deliberations including notes from trial Judge Sir Redmond Barry, part of the petition by Kelly’s lawyer David Gaunson and letters by Kelly seeking clemency.

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1851 - cont Executive Council VA 2903

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What are in these records?

This series contains  minutes by The Executive Council reconfirming Kelly’s death sentence, three times after his trial in meetings held on 3, 8 and 10 November 1880.