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State Records Office of Western Australia AU WA A1955 - DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE [2]
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ADMISSION CARDS

  • AU WA S1933
  • Series
  • 1970-01-01 - 1992-12-31

Sometimes with a photo attached, the cards show name, age, date of birth, height, weight, build, hair, eyes, complexion, scars/tattoos, clothes, places most likely to be if absconded, family details. Sometimes date of admission is shown.Cons 5428 ...

NYANDI TRAINING CENTRE

FILES - GENERAL

  • AU WA S706
  • Series
  • 1869-01-01 - 1991-10-31

General administrative files of Fremantle Prison. The series has its own numbering system. Other files relating to Fremantle Prison are included in Accession 968, Prisons Department files, listed on AN 123.

FREMANTLE PRISON

FORMS - EXAMPLES

  • AU WA S789
  • Series
  • 1972-01-01 - 1991-10-31

Examples of forms used at Fremantle Prison. Mostly blank, the forms are single folios or are pages from registers used for prison records.

FREMANTLE PRISON

INDEX - PRISONERS - ALIASES

  • AU WA S798
  • Series
  • 1888-01-01 -

Card indes of aliases used by prisoners. The index was compiled by staff of Fremantle Prison Museum. Cards are arranged alphabetically by alias with the name under which prisoner was registered. There is also a small note pad with information. ...

FREMANTLE PRISON

INDEX - PRISONERS - FREMANTLE - FEMALE

  • AU WA S795
  • Series
  • 1897-01-01 - 1970-01-01

Card index of female inmates of Fremantle Prison compiled by Fremantle Prison Museum. Cards are arranged alphabetically by prisoner's name and give the registration number. A microfilm copy of Cons 4205 is available.

FREMANTLE PRISON

LOCKING-UP REPORTS

  • AU WA S792
  • Series
  • 1982-11-01 - 1991-10-31

Report forms completed by night officers. Shows numbers of prisoners in various sections, names of officers on duty, details of any incidents which occurred during the relief.

FREMANTLE PRISON

MINUTES - CLOSURE OF FREMANTLE PRISON

  • AU WA S744
  • Series
  • 1991-02-07 - 1991-08-29

Minutes of Committees to organise the transition from Fremantle to Casuarina Prison and the closing ceremony of Fremantle Prison.

FREMANTLE PRISON

OCCURRENCE BOOKS

  • AU WA S766
  • Series
  • 1970-07-09 - 1989-03-03

Daily occurrence books for prisoners on work release under the program implemented in march 1970. Selected inmates were permitted to work in the community, returning each evening to a hostel outside Fremantle Prison. On 21.10.1974 St Brigid'...

FREMANTLE PRISON

PRISONER REGISTRATION CARDS

  • AU WA S1070
  • Series
  • 1970-01-01 - 1991-10-31

Registration cards for prisoners at Fremantle Prison. Shows name; prisoner's file no; estimated date of release; details of offences; transfers; date received; from where received; previous sentences; V.D; date of birth; religion; occupation;...

FREMANTLE PRISON

REGISTER - ISSUES OF PROVISIONS

  • AU WA S695
  • Series
  • 1960-05-01 -

Register of issues of provisions for each day, one month per page. Amount issued of various specified foodstuffs and other provisions is recorded.

FREMANTLE PRISON

REGISTERS - RECEIPTS AND DISCHARGES

  • AU WA S697
  • Series
  • 1850-01-01 - 1991-10-31

Registers of receipts and discharges from Fremantle Prison. The registers show date, name and registration number of prisoner, whether on trial, debtor, remand, reform, local, juvenile, Aboriginal, condemned, female, with total number for each cat...

FREMANTLE PRISON

REGISTERS - MAGISTRATES

  • AU WA S700
  • Series
  • 1957-11-06 -

Registers of complaints heard by magistrates. Shows date, name and registration number of prisoner, name of officer lodging complaint, details of complaint, sentence, signature of magistrate or JP. Complaints include having escaped, misconduct,...

FREMANTLE PRISON

REGISTERS - PRISONERS' POSSESSIONS

  • AU WA S683
  • Series
  • 1954-10-21 - 1991-10-31

Registers of personal possessions belonging to prisoners. Shows prisoner's name, registration number, date, checklist of items, amount of money, prisoner's signature on reception and date and signature on discharge, matron's/warder...

FREMANTLE PRISON

REGISTERS - ASSESSMENT CENTRE GATE OCCURRENCES

  • AU WA S944
  • Series
  • 1971-05-31 - 1976-03-24

Registers kept by officers on duty at the gate to the Assessment Centre of Fremantle Prison. They record entries and departures, showing name or title of person, business and time of arrival/departure. The Assessment Centre closed on 24.3.1976.

FREMANTLE PRISON

REPORTS

  • AU WA S689
  • Series
  • 1911-03-01 -

These volumes each contain an alphabetical index of prisoners' names with their registration numbers and page numbers on which their report is entered. The report shows date, offence, reported by, punishment, tried by and date. There are en...

FREMANTLE PRISON

SUPERINTENDENT'S ORDERS

  • AU WA S693
  • Series
  • 1850-08-25 -

Records kept by the Superintendent of the Convict Establishment/Fremantle Prison. The volumes record discharges and transfers of prisoners, orders relating to officers (promotions, resignations, reprimands etc) and the orders are initialled by (...

FREMANTLE PRISON

SECURITY AND EMERGENCY PROCEDURES

  • AU WA S743
  • Series
  • 1978-12-08 - 1991-10-31

Includes file of emergency procedures to be carried out in visiting rooms in the case of an escape or attempted escape, fire, prisoners refusing to leave the exercise yard, and hostage procedures.Also includes minutes of New Division management co...

FREMANTLE PRISON

REGISTERS - INTERVIEWS WITH COMPTROLLER GENERAL

  • AU WA S757
  • Series
  • 1914-02-20 - 1981-08-26

Registers of interviews with the Comptroller General of the Prisons Department. Registers show date of entry of request, name and registration number of inmate, earliest date of release, request, remarks. The Comptroller General's decision ...

FREMANTLE PRISON

REGISTERS - REFRACTORY CELLS - REPORTS ON INMATES

  • AU WA S779
  • Series
  • 1972-08-17 - 1991-10-31

Daily reports on prisoners in the Refractory Cells. Arranged alphabetically there is a separate section for each prisoner.

FREMANTLE PRISON

RECORD OF FINES PAYMENTS

  • AU WA S1052
  • Series
  • 1934-11-28 - 1984-05-22

Record of fines imposed for various offences. Where there was a balance of the fine still to pay a period of imprisonment was served instead. Shows offender's name, number, offence, fine and amount paid, days served, date of payment, convict...

FREMANTLE PRISON

SHORT TERM SENTENCES

  • AU WA S1053
  • Series
  • 1987-08-07 -

Record of short term and very short term sentences. Very short term - up to six months. Short term - up to 18 months or parole term up to 3 years 4 months. Shows date, name, sentence, remarks. Remarks column includes estimated date of release, d...

FREMANTLE PRISON

RECORDS OF PRISON LABOUR

  • AU WA S1822
  • Series
  • 1863-01-01 - 1926-12-31

Records of prison labour including time and labour books, registers of men in various work parties, registers of work done by various trades.

FREMANTLE PRISON

REGISTERS - BUS TRAVEL VOUCHERS

  • AU WA S1056
  • Series
  • 1980-07-14 - 1987-12-01

Registers of vouchers used for bus travel by prisoners. Shows inmate's name, date and time, officer's name and signature, and time receivced back.

FREMANTLE PRISON

RETURNS - CELLULAR DIVISION - RELIGIOUS STATE

  • AU WA S850
  • Series
  • 1896-07-03 -

Returns for the Cellular Division showing religious state of prisoners. Entries are daily and are number of probation prisoners, reconvicted prisoners, local prisoners and ticket of leave men who are protestant or catholic. There are no names, thi...

FREMANTLE PRISON

BEHAVIOUR MONITORING BOOKLETS

  • AU WA S1923
  • Series
  • 1970-01-01 - 1992-12-31

Record of incidents, major and minor, occurring at Nyandi Training Centre. There were separate books for each client.PLEASE NOTE: the listing of Behaviour Monitoring Booklets is not publicly accessible to protect the confidentiality of persons ide...

NYANDI TRAINING CENTRE

DIARIES

  • AU WA S1935
  • Series
  • 1971-01-01 - 1975-12-31

Daily diaries kept by staff recording events, activities and actions of particular girls.

NYANDI TRAINING CENTRE

MEDICAL JOURNALS

  • AU WA S701
  • Series
  • 1857-11-16 - 1907-03-16

Daily medical journal recording number of sick in the Infirmary, number of admissions and discharges, number of casual sick prescribed for in the Prison, number of fresh cases among the casual sick, numbers of prisoners under punishment visited, n...

FREMANTLE PRISON

JUDGEMENT SUMMONS BOOKS - LOCAL COURT

  • AU WA S673
  • Series
  • 1900-01-01 -

Judgement Summons Books give Date, No. of Plaint, No. of J.S., Plaintiff, Residence, Defendant, Residence, Amount of JUdgement, Fees, Order of Court.

NANNINE CLERK OF COURTS

JUDGEMENT SUMMONS BOOK - LOCAL COURT

  • AU WA S724
  • Series
  • 1896-04-19 -

Judgement Summons Books give Date, No. of Plaint, No. of J.S., Plaintiff, Residence, Defendant, Residence, Amount of Judgement, Fees, Order of Court.

CUE CLERK OF COURTS

MAGISTRATE'S EVIDENCE BOOKS - COURT OF PETTY SESSIONS

  • AU WA S725
  • Series
  • 1894-04-16 - 1937-12-31

Minutes of evidence for cases heard in the Court of Petty Sessions. Details include plaint no., names of defendant and plaintiff and the judgment summons. Relevant plaints can be seen at WAS 1575, Acc 786/259-299.

CUE CLERK OF COURTS

REGISTER - MINERS RIGHTS

  • AU WA S477
  • Series
  • 1921-01-01 -

Alphabetical listing of names to whom miners rights were issued. The register was maintained by the Clerk of Courts, York.

YORK CLERK OF COURTS

LEDGERS

  • AU WA S1541
  • Series
  • 1902-02-27 - 1905-07-25

Record of revenue received by the mining warden

LAWLERS CLERK OF COURTS

PLAINTS - LOCAL COURT

  • AU WA S1568
  • Series
  • 1899-01-01 - 1918-05-30

Plaints are applications by persons wishing to bring an action in the Local Court. Details include names of the parties involved, substance of the action and the plaint no. Minutes of evidence can be seen at WAS 1581, Acc 786/17-18.

NANNINE CLERK OF COURTS

REGISTERS - PLAINTS - LOCAL COURT

  • AU WA S584
  • Series
  • 1871-01-01 -

Registers of plaints from the local court, Fremantle. Volumes contain number of plaint, names of plaintiffs and defendants, amount, particulars of claim, for whom judgement was made, costs, total amount.

FREMANTLE CLERK OF COURTS

LETTERBOOKS - SHERIFF AND INSPECTOR OF PRISONS

  • AU WA S1817
  • Series
  • 1885-01-01 - 1904-12-31

Letterbooks of the Sheriff and Inspector of Prisons. Includes mostly outward correspondence but inward correspondence 1894-1899.

GAOLS DEPARTMENT

RECORDS OF RATIONS AND LUXURY ISSUES

  • AU WA S1821
  • Series
  • 1879-01-01 - 1936-12-31

Records of rations and luxuries for Perth Gaol, work parties, Fremantle Prison, Pardalup Prison Farm, Rottnest Gaol.

GAOLS DEPARTMENT

CHARGE SHEETS

  • AU WA S2770
  • Series
  • 1895-01-01 -

Records charges heard in the court of petty sessions (or police court). Shows number of charge, name of accused, nature of charge, name and occupation of person charging, how disposed of, signatures of magistrates and dates, details of fine (if any).

KALGOORLIE CLERK OF COURTS

MINUTES - COURT OF PETTY SESSIONS

  • AU WA S1716
  • Series
  • 1878-01-01 - 1929-12-31

Minutes of proceedings for cases heard in the Court of Petty Sessions, Licensing Court and Police Court. Details may include: name of plaintiff and defendant, date, amount claimed and costs.

WILLIAMS CLERK OF COURTS

OCCURRENCE BOOKS

  • AU WA S452
  • Series
  • 1930-04-06 - 1938-03-16

Daily account of occurrences showing numbers of prisoners each day, and frequently, names of those charged, discharged or transferred.

ALBANY PRISON

PLAINT FILES - LOCAL COURT - GERALDTON

  • AU WA S4604
  • Series
  • 1865-01-01 -

Plaints are applications by persons wishing to bring an action in the Local Court. Details include names of the parties involved, substance of the action and the plaint no. Includes Greenough Courthouse.

GERALDTON CLERK OF COURTS

INWARD CORRESPONDENCE

  • AU WA S1786
  • Series
  • 1902-01-01 - 1917-12-31

Correspondence received by the Clerk of Courts at Day Dawn. Includes correspondence and circulars sent from various government departments (including Crown Law, Treasury, Registrar General). Also includes some reports on inquests. There may be som...

DAY DAWN CLERK OF COURTS

PLAINTS - COURT OF PETTY SESSIONS

  • AU WA S1787
  • Series
  • 1906-01-01 - 1908-12-31

Plaints heard in the Police Court (Court of Petty Sessions) at Day Dawn. Includes complaint and summons documents.

DAY DAWN CLERK OF COURTS

COURT RECORDS - VARIOUS

  • AU WA S1788
  • Series
  • 1907-01-01 - 1911-12-31

This is an artificial series created by the State Archives. No further records are expected. It consists of files for an inquest and a maintenance order.

WILUNA CLERK OF COURTS

PLAINTS - CHILDREN'S COURT

  • AU WA S1789
  • Series
  • 1911-01-01 - 1911-12-31

Files of plaints lodged in the Children's Court, Cue.

CUE CLERK OF COURTS

EVIDENCE BOOKS - COURT OF PETTY SESSIONS

  • AU WA S558
  • Series
  • 1908-01-01 -

Reports of hearings in Court of Petty Sessions, Broome. Shows charge number, date of hearing, name of magistrate, names of parties, details of the hearing, finding of court, sentence (if any).

BROOME CLERK OF COURTS

EVIDENCE BOOK

  • AU WA S565
  • Series
  • 1909-01-01 -

Evidence Book for Broome, West Kimberley and East Kimberley Court of Sessions shows date of trial, name of chairman of magistrates, name of defendant, charge, plea, names of jurors, details of trial, verdict, sentence if found guilty.

BROOME CLERK OF COURTS

CRIMINAL CALENDAR - COURT OF SESSIONS

  • AU WA S566
  • Series
  • 1923-01-01 -

Calendar of criminal cases heard at each sitting of the Court of Sessions, Broome. Shows number of each case heard at a sitting, name of accused, offence, date committed, witnesses, finding, subpoenas issued, depositions filed, date of trial, plea...

BROOME CLERK OF COURTS

INDEX - LOCAL COURT

  • AU WA S1878
  • Series
  • 1916-01-01 - 1939-12-31

Index to local court by defendant's name. Shows names of defendant and plaintiff, number of plaint.

ALBANY CLERK OF COURTS

EVIDENCE BOOKS - COURT OF PETTY SESSIONS

  • AU WA S1641
  • Series
  • 1884-10-01 -

Records details of the court hearing. Includes name of accused, charge, date and number of charge, details of evidence, defence, cross questioning etc.

ALBANY CLERK OF COURTS

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