The Carcoar Court House located in Icley Street and is situated in the original court house building, built in 1882 by Government Architect James Barnet.
The Court House ceased operating as a Courthouse in the 1950s. The Court House has a range of rooms displaying various aspects of local history. One of the Court House’s more recent claims to fame is its use as a set for the film Jessica.
This collection is historically significant as it provides evidence for judicial practices during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. The furniture remains in very good condition and is an aesthetically pleasing testament to the quality of nineteenth century carpentry. As an integral component of the Court House’s court room, the furniture has remained a focal point for the Carcoar community since its installation. The ongoing social significance of the collection is highlighted by the successful mid-twentieth century campaign for its retention, the display recording its use in the 2004 film Jessica, and its continued use as a local museum display. The collection is well-provenanced as the components remain on display in their original context and historical documents record the controversy surrounding its retention in situ. As a museum display, the furniture and fittings have significant interpretive potential, both in relation to the evidence for past practices that they provide and also the valuable physical experience of the past that they provide to visitors.
Carcoar and District Historical Society Inc. PO Box 30 Carcoar NSW 2791
Icely Street Carcoar
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