Series S1809 - REGISTERS - LOCAL PRISONERS

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AU WA S1809

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REGISTERS - LOCAL PRISONERS

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  • 1876-01-01 - 1888-12-31 (Creation)

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AU WA A375 - PERTH GAOL (1830-01-01 - 1888-01-01)

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The first gaol in Perth was built circa 1830 and by 1855 its situation opposite Government House was deemed inappropriate and a new prison was built in Beaufort Street. This prison operated from 1856-1888.

In 1858 responsibility for Perth Gaol was transferred to the Imperial Convict Establishment in order to provide accommodation for parties of convicts employed on public works in the capital. At the same time all colonial prisoners were transferred to Fremantle Prison. In 1875 when the need for convict labour in Perth had dwindled the gaol was handed back to the colonial government.

The Gaol was closed in March 1888 after the last prisoner had been taken to Fremantle.

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Registers of prisoners at Perth Gaol, arranged by prisoner number. The registers show name, convict number where applicable, class (expiree, free etc.), age, offence, sentence, where sentenced, trade, religion, prison character, dates of admission, committal and discharge, how disposed of (e.g. discharged).

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Range Control Symbol = F3 - F4

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