Eureka Stockade:Depositions VPRS 5527/P Unit 2, Item 7

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Eureka Stockade:Depositions VPRS 5527/P Unit 2, Item 7 is associated with Ballarat, Victoria located at these coordinates -37.5621071, 143.8561493


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Depositions, such as those contained in these documents, served as a record of the initial hearing held before a local magistrate in which the charges against a person arrested were presented. The evidence of a witness was heard in front of the accused who had an opportunity to respond. As a signed statement, depositions had legal weight and formed the basis of evidence for the full trial.

The documents in this item were for use in the State Treason Trials against against John Phelan, and include recognizances to give evidence, as well as the depositions, dated 9 December 1854, of several witnesses to the storming of the Eureka Stockade.


Record Citation: VPRS 5527/P Unit 2, Item 7
Record URL: http://www.access.prov.vic.gov.au/public/component/daPublicBaseContainer?component=daViewSeries&entityId=5527
Agency: VA 2825 Attorney-General's Department (previously known as the Law Department)
Agency URL: http://www.access.prov.vic.gov.au/public/component/daPublicBaseContainer?component=daViewAgency&entityId=2825
Date: 9 December 1854
Record Type: Deposition
Event Type: Trial
Language: en
Copyright URL: http://prov.vic.gov.au/copyright
Related Resource URL: http://prov.vic.gov.au/exhibitions/eureka-on-trial/the-state-trials
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05527-p0000-000002-0070-010-001.jpg Recognizance to give evidence: Ladislas Kossack

For a transcription of the recognizance to give evidence pro-forma, see the recognizances

<a href="documents.htm?id=5000&subpage=1">assembled</a>

against James Beattie, John Joseph, Charles Raffaello and John Fenwick.

Transcription of the depositions against John Phelan begins on page

<a href="documents.htm?id=5006&subpage=1">four</a>

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Recognizance to give evidence: Ladislas Kossack


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05527-p0000-000002-0070-010-001v.jpg Recognizance to give evidence: Ladislas Kossack
Recognizance to give evidence: Ladislas Kossack


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05527-p0000-000002-0070-010-002.jpg Recognizance to give evidence: John Culkin
Recognizance to give evidence: John Culkin


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05527-p0000-000002-0070-010-002v.jpg Recognizance to give evidence: John Culkin
Recognizance to give evidence: John Culkin


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05527-p0000-000002-0070-010-003.jpg Recognizance to give evidence: Samuel Slackwell Furnell
Recognizance to give evidence: Samuel Slackwell Furnell


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05527-p0000-000002-0070-010-003v.jpg Recognizance to give evidence: Samuel Slackwell Furnell
Recognizance to give evidence: Samuel Slackwell Furnell


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05527-p0000-000002-0070-010-004.jpg * Describe the offence, as in a warrant of commitment.

* Stating the deposition of the Witness as nearly as possible in the words he uses. -When this deposition is complete, let him sign it.

No. 96.

(M.)

(11 and 12 Vic., c. 42.)

DEPOSITIONS OF WITNESSES. _________

Colony of Victoria Ballarat

To Wit

The examination of Ladislav Kossaar, John Culkin and Samuel Slackwell Furnell of Ballarat in the Colony, of Victoria taken on oath, this ninth day of December, in the year of Our Lord one thousand eight hundred and fifty four at Ballarat in the Colony aforesaid, before the undersigned one of Her Majesty’s Justices of the Peace for the _________ said colony, in the presence and hearing of John Phelan, who is charged this day before me for that they the said John Phelan on the third day of *December 1854 at Ballarat aforesaid with others did feloniously, wilfully and treasonably fire at, attack and kill certain troops of Our Sovereign lady the Queen. This deponent Ladislav Kossar on his oath saith as follows*

PTO

Deposition of Witness: Ladislas Kossack


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05527-p0000-000002-0070-010-005.jpg This deponent Ladislav Kossar on his oath saith I am Inspector Lieutenant of Police. On Sunday the 3rd instant I saw prisoner John Phelan inside the stockade with a gun in his hand. I think it was a double barrelled gun our men fired at him a few shots were being fired at the time. Lieutenant Hall of the 40th brought prisoner out of the stockade.

L. Kossar

Sworn before me At Ballarat this 9th December 1854.

E. Sturt PM

Deposition of Witness: Ladislas Kossack


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05527-p0000-000002-0070-010-006.jpg This deponent John Culkin on is oath saith I am a Trooper. I saw prisoner Phelan in the stockade with a double barrelled gun in his hand. Some of our men fired at him and he ran across the stockade and one of the officers took him out. He had a kind if a sword belt and a sort of cutlass. I struck him down and hand cuffed him I fired at him first. I saw Mr. Furnell close by and I believe he took the sword away.

John Culkin

Sworn before me At Ballarat this 9th December 1854.

E. Sturt PM

Deposition of Witness: John Culkin


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05527-p0000-000002-0070-010-007.jpg And this deponent Samuel Slackwell Furnell on his oath saith I am Sub-Inspector of Police. On the morning of the third instant I was at the stockade in company with Trooper Culkin. Some shots were being fired a man very much like Phelan surrendered and gave up his sword. I threw it away and gave him into custody. The Sergeant Major was present. I understood him to be a leader. He had a scabbard at his side. – corresponding with the sword.

Samuel S Furnell

Sworn before me At Ballarat this 9th December 1854.

E. Sturt PM

Deposition of Witness: Samuel Slackwell Furnell


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05527-p0000-000002-0070-010-007v.jpg 16 Jan

Queen

v.

John Phelan

High Treason

L. Kossar

J. Culkin

S. F. Furnell

Bfd 9/1/55

Briefed 3 Jan 1855

The prisoner John Phelan declines to make any statement and is committed for trial at the Gaol Delivery at Melbourne in the month of January next.

Evelyn Sturt PM

Cover sheet for depositions
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Has image captionRecognizance to give evidence: Ladislas Kossack +, Recognizance to give evidence: John Culkin +, Recognizance to give evidence: Samuel Slackwell Furnell +, Deposition of Witness: Ladislas Kossack +, Deposition of Witness: John Culkin +, Deposition of Witness: Samuel Slackwell Furnell + and Cover sheet for depositions +
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Latitude-37.562 +
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Longitude143.856 +
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