In celebration of the 150th anniversary of the establishment of the Supreme Court of Western Australia the Supreme Court, Government House and the Old Courthouse Law Museum will be holding an open day on Sunday, 19 June from 11am to 4pm.
The first Supreme Court of Western Australia was established on 18 June 1861 and was presided over by Chief Justice Sir Archibald Burt. By the end of his first day on 3 July he had passed his first death sentence.
Visitors to the Supreme Court will have the opportunity to walk in the footsteps of previously convicted criminals as well as chat to the current Supreme Court judges. Next door, the Old Court House Law Museum is opening its doors and provides visitors with an opportunity to see an original courtroom. Government House will also be open and the public will be able to view the rooms inside as well as the beautiful gardens outside.
For more information please visit the Supreme Court of Western Australia’s website (http://www.supremecourt.wa.gov.au/content/news/anniversary.aspx).