Audrey Jacob: A Trial by Public Perception
We invite you to explore hidden details in the Audrey Jacob case, undisclosed evidence and the manipulation of gender stereotypes and social conventions in the court and media.
The Old Court House Law Museum, housed in the oldest building in Perth will hold a special open day on Saturday, 15 April from 10-4 to celebrate the Australian Heritage Festival.
The Museum will shed the spotlight on the infamous Western Australian case of Audrey Jacob. In August 1925 at the Government House Ballroom, Audrey shot and killed her ex-fiancé, Cyril Gidley.
Considered an open-and-shut case, this temporary exhibition invites visitors to consider hidden documents, evidence and media reports to weigh up the facts versus the influence of societal conventions on the trial.