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Redmond Barry and the Trial of Ned Kelly

Redmond Barry and the Trial of Ned Kelly. Sunday October 23, 2016 at 2.30pm. (FREE LECTURE)

Sunday October 23, 2016 at 2.30pm at Old Treasury Building, 20 Spring St. Melbourne


Redmond Barry and the Trial of Ned Kelly
Judge Sir Redmond Barry presided over the trial of Ned Kelly and sentenced the outlaw to death. Twelve days after Kelly was hanged, Barry himself died, of natural causes, as Kelly had predicted from the dock. For many people it was Barry, not Kelly, who became the villain of the piece. Is it possible 136 years later to give Redmond Barry a fair trial? In this talk, historian Dr Andrew Lemon reprises what he told the Supreme and Federal Court Justices’ Conference in 2012 about the way historians have dealt with the reputation of this controversial colonial judge.

Presented as part of the Wild Colonial Boys Public Program.



Old Treasury Building
20 Spring Street 
Melbourne VIC 3002

Contact details

03 9651 2233

Dates and times

Sun: 2.30pm – 3.30pm


This is a free event


03 9651 2233