Sir Redmond Barry
(1813 - 1880)
1813 - Born Ballyclough Ireland June. Son of a Major General and of priveledge Anglo-Irish stock.
1837 - Graduated B.A. Trinty College Dublin
1838 - Called to The Irish Bar
1839 - Migrated to Australia & settled in Melbourne & established a legal practice.
1840 - He was made Commissioner of The Court Of Requests.
1850 - Became Judge Of The Supreme Court at age 38.
1851 - Was appointed Solicitor General ,In May was elected First Chancellor Of The Melbourne University a position he held until his death. He also worked for The Public Library visiting it daily, took part in choosing books & drafting correspondence. He also had an interest in the National Gallery & Museums which developed from the original institution.
1852 - Sentenced Dan Morgan (alias John Smith) at Castlemaine to 12 years hard labour 1st 2 years in chains for robbery.
1868 - 18th April James Kelly (Uncle Jim) death for arson later commuted to 15 years hard labour.
1874 - He was acting Chief Justice and Administrated The Government Of Victoria during the absence of The Governor & The Chief Justice.
1860 - Was created K.B.(Knight Bachelor)
1877 - Appointed K.C.M.G.(Knight Commander of St.Michael & St.George)
1878 - 9th October . Sentenced Ellen Kelly to 3 years hard labour in the Beechworth Courthouse for attempted murder of Constable Fitzpatrick
1880 - Presided over trial of Ned Kelly & sentenced him to be hanged.
1880 - 23rd November he died unmarried, but with a mistress and 4 illegitimate children.
Ned Kelly Walking Tour
Did you know Ned Kelly won a bare knuckle fight in Beechworth that lasted 20 rounds? Have you heard Ellen Kelly was sentenced to 3 years hard labour for the attempted murder of a policeman, and spent some of that time in the Beechworth gaol?
Join the Ned Kelly walking tour and learn more about this famous bushranger’s connection to Beechworth. Click here for more info
Echoes of History Walking Tour
Join expert guides and discover the stories behind historic buildings, people and events that helped shape Beechworth. Click here for more info
One of the finest remaining gold-rush courthouses in Australia. Built in 1858, the courthouse served many judicial purposes until its closure in 1989. The courtroom was the scene of countless trials involving Ned Kelly, his mother Ellen, bushranger Harry Power and Elizabeth Scott. Click here for more info
and many more... come see us at the Beechworth Visitor Information Centre and begin your journey through history.