Source Information Victoria, Australia, Coroner Inquest Deposition Files, 1840-1925 [database on-line]. Lehi, UT. USA: Operations, Inc., 2019.
Original data:

Coroner Inquest Deposition Files, 1840-1925. VPRS 24 (Inquest Deposition Files). Public Record Office Victoria, North Melbourne, Victoria.

About Victoria, Australia, Coroner Inquest Deposition Files, 1840-1925

This database contains Coroner Inquest Deposition Files from Victoria, Australia.

From the Public Record Office Victoria website on this collection:

An inquest is a legal inquiry held to establish the exact medical cause of death of an individual in certain circumstances. Where the inquest found a death was the result of a crime, it could also commit an accused for trial.

The inquest records relate to deaths that occurred when a person died suddenly, was killed, died whilst in prison, drowned, died whilst a patient in an asylum, or was an infant ward of the state and died under suspicious circumstances, among other circumstances.

“Inquests into deaths (deposition files 1840-1985).” Public Record Office Victoria. 13 June 2019,